The more each of us learns about climate change, the better positioned we are as individuals, communities, and nations to do something about it. But the scope and scale of the challenge can make it difficult to understand which innovations will actually make a difference. And the big numbers and complex data mean it’s sometimes impossible to separate the really good ideas from the many good intentions.
That challenge is why Breakthrough Energy founder Bill Gates developed a framework for approaching any conversation about climate change that sets new technological advances, tools, and policy ideas into context – whether he’s reacting to an investment pitch or talking to a friend at a barbecue.
Here are Bill’s “Five Questions to Ask” anytime climate is being discussed.