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Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now

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Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now

By  John Doerr , Contributions by  Ryan Panchadsaram
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“If you care about climate change, John Doerr’s new book, Speed & Scale, offers concrete steps that we can all take to make a difference.” - Barack Obama

With clear-eyed realism and an engineer’s precision, Doerr lays out the practical actions, global ambitions, and economic investments we need to avert climate catastrophe. Guided by real-world solutions, Speed & Scale features unprecedented, firsthand accounts from climate leaders such as Laurene Powell Jobs, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Mary Barra, John Kerry, and dozens of other intrepid policymakers, innovators, and scientists.
 
In Speed & Scale, Doerr presents a compelling 10-step plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050–the global goal we need to reach to ensure a livable Earth for generations to come. From electrifying our energy grid to fixing our global food supply chain to capturing carbon from the air, Speed & Scale contains practical solutions for policymakers and entrepreneurs alike.
 
As the world confronts an urgent climate crisis, Doerr reminds us that it is also the greatest economic opportunity of our lifetimes. Whether you’re a climate scientist or someone striving to make a difference in your local community, this book will help you to activate the sustainable solutions the world urgently needs.
 
Praise for Speed & Scale:
 
“Everybody should get Speed & Scale by John Doerr.” - Meryl Streep
 
“A practical guide for participation in decarbonizing the global economy, a task as challenging as it is urgent.” - Christiana Figueres

John Doerr is an engineer, venture capitalist, the chairman of Kleiner Perkins, and the author of the best-selling Measure What Matters. He was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create more than half a million jobs. A pioneer of Silicon Valley’s clean tech movement, Doerr has invested in zero emission technologies since 2006. He's passionate about encouraging leaders to reimagine the future, from transforming healthcare to advancing applications of machine learning. Outside Kleiner Perkins, Doerr works with social entrepreneurs who are tackling systemic issues across climate, public health, and education.
 
Ryan Panchadsaram is an engineer and investor focused on solving systemic, societal challenges. At Kleiner Perkins, Ryan serves as technical advisor to John Doerr, where he invests in founders and technologies that aim to change the world. Ryan and John collaborated on Speed & Scale and number one bestseller Measure What Matters. Under President Obama, Ryan was Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, where he championed entrepreneurship, innovation, and open data.

ISBN: 9780593420478

ISBN-10: 9780593420478

Publisher: Portfolio

Publication Date: 11/09/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/09/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 448

Language: English

Categories

Business & Economics / Environmental Economics

Technology & Engineering / Environmental

Science / Global Warming & Climate Change