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Bill Gates recommends you to read these 4 books about climate change


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If you want to learn more about climate change and how it impacts the weather, Bill Gates has some book recommendations for you. The billionaire philanthropist and author of “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” shared four science books that he found helpful in understanding the complex topic.

In a blog post, Gates said he started reading these books in 2008, when he was transitioning from Microsoft to the Gates Foundation. He wanted to get a better grounding in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences that would help him in his work on health, education, and climate change.

The four books that Gates particularly recommends are:

  • “Weather for Dummies” by John D. Cox
  • “Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment” by C. Donald Ahrens
  • “Physical Geology” by James S. Monroe, Reed Wicander, and Richard Hazlett
  • “Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology” by Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens

Gates said these books are accessible for anyone who is motivated to learn about how the Earth’s climate works. He praised the authors for making geology and meteorology interesting and easy to understand, with colorful illustrations and examples.

He also said these books are still relevant today, as not much has changed since he read them. He added that he still reads a lot of scientific books, as there is always more to learn.

Gates encouraged his readers to check out these books if they want to expand their knowledge on climate change and weather. He also said that reading a variety of books, including fiction and non-fiction, is fun and educational.

“You never know what you might discover or how it might change your perspective,” he wrote.

What do you think about Bill Gate's book recommendations? Do you have any recommendations yourself?

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  • 4 weeks later...

A very good list to understand our planet and its workings. I am currently halfway through John J Renton's Physical Geology course in the great courses by teaching company. It's called The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology". Love it. He's an amazing teacher and makes the subject come alive in such an endearing way. Highly recommend it.

BTW, the initials of the Professor are wrong in the post above.

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