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

Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John Doerr 0593420470 9780593420478
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#1 bestselling author and acclaimed venture capitalist John Doerr reveals a sweeping action plan to conquer humanitys greatest challenge: climate change.

In 2006, John Doerr was moved by Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and a challenge from his teenage daughter: "Dad, your generation created this problem. You better fix it." Since then, Doerr has searched for solutions to this existential problem--as an investor, an advocate, and a philanthropist.

Fifteen years later, despite breakthroughs in batteries, electric vehicles, plant-based proteins, and solar and wind power, global warming continues to get worse. Its impact is all around us: droughts, floods, wildfires, the melting of the polar ice caps. Our world is squarely in a climate crisis and on the brink of a climate disaster.

Yet despite our state of emergency, climate change has yet to be tackled with the urgency and ambition it demands. More than ever, we need a clear course of action.

What if the goal-setting techniques that powered the rise of todays most innovative organizations were brought to bear on humanitys greatest challenge? Fueled by a powerful tool called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), SPEED & SCALE offers an unprecedented global plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions before its too late. Used by Google, Bonos ONE foundation, and thousands of startups the world over, OKRs have scaled ideas into achievements that changed the world. With clear-eyed realism and an engineers precision, Doerr identifies the measurable OKRs we need to reduce emissions across the board and to arrive by 2050 at net zero--the point where we are no longer adding to the heat-trapping carbon in the atmosphere.

By turns pragmatic and inspiring, SPEED & SCALE intersperses Doerrs wide-ranging analysis with firsthand accounts from Jeff Bezos, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Mary Barra, Bill Gates, and other intrepid policy leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, and activists. A launchpad for those who are ready to act now, this book is geared to leaders in every walk of life. With a definitive action plan, the latest science, and a rising climate movement on our side, we can still reach net zero before it is too late. But as Doerr reminds us, there is no more time to waste.

Author: John Doerr

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 448

Publisher: Portfolio

Publication Date: 2021-11-09

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