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Can renewables solve climate change?
Bill Gates' views on renewables and climate change.

“Monica Nickelsburg is GeekWire’s Civic Editor, covering technology-driven solutions to urban challenges and the intersection of tech and politics. Before joining GeekWire, she worked for The Week, Forbes, and NBC. Monica holds a BA in journalism and history from New York University.” Articles by Monica Nickelsburg.This means she is very credible because she worked for very credible article platforms before. Not only that but she mainly focuses on technology-driven solutions to urban challenges and the intersection of tech and politics. So she knows what she's talking about.“GeekWire is an American technology news website that covers startups and established technology companies. The site launched in March 2011 and is based in Seattle. It was founded by veteran journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook with investment from Jonathan Sposato.” GeekWire.This means that GeekWire is very creditable because it's a 9 year old technology news website making it developed lots of experience to be credible. Not to mention it focuses on technology, which is what my source is related to, which grants more credibility to the platform in this case.This article deserves an A in Sources/Fact Checking because it has the best source linking I have ever seen. Almost every paragraph has a link to the information given in the article. A list of things mentioned in the article.

Bill Gates: Why renewable energy is not enough to solve climate change.
“We’re very far away from getting all these sources down to zero, which is what we have to do to solve this problem.”
that too narrow a focus on renewable energy obscures the larger climate change puzzle.
electricity only accounts for 25 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Shifting to wind and solar power doesn’t reduce the other 75 percent of emissions created by transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and other sources.
Gates supports Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion private fund to help entrepreneurs launch clean energy companies.

The whole point of this article is about bill gates explaining that renewable energy is not enough to solve climate change. He states that “ Shifting to wind and solar power doesn’t reduce the other 75 percent of emissions created by transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and other sources.”. Gates however is helping to solve climate change by, of course, donating. Gates supports Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion private fund to help entrepreneurs launch clean energy companies. A list of things paraphrased from the article.

Renewable energy is becoming cheaper and more efficient. Environmentalists, like Bill Gates, celebrate that as progress toward reducing our reliance on pollutive energy sources. But it is also a source of concern for the Microsoft co-founder, who has emerged as a climate change crusader in recent years.
In an interview with “Axios on HBO” this week, Gates explained why he’s worried that too narrow a focus on renewable energy obscures the larger climate change puzzle. Switching to renewables is just one piece to the climate change puzzle.
As Gates and Axios note, electricity only accounts for 25 percent of society's greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to wind and solar power doesn’t negate the other 75 percent of emissions created by transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and other sources.
Despite setbacks, Gates told Axios “I am optimistic,” that the international community can solve climate change. However in the same breath he added, “Part of the problem is there’s not a broad awareness of how challenging it’s going to be to bring down greenhouse gas emissions.”

There is one main statement in the article that I agree with which is also part of the title. Being that switching to renewables is just one piece to the climate change puzzle. Another source titled ‘The tech innovations we need to happen if we’re going to survive climate change’ is kind of misleading because of this new idea. As much as improved solar energy, next-gen nuclear reactors and promising fusion technologies are the key players to a cleaner society, they’re not going to end climate change. Shifting to green energy doesn’t reduce the other 75 percent of emissions created by transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and other sources. Since this article was made by Monica Nickelsburg, a great article writer known for her articles related to technology, who have worked for other credible articles platforms like NBC and Forbes it's safe to say that this article is trustworthy. As for the Platform itself, it's the same story being it's a 9 year old technology news website making it developed lots of experience to be credible. Not to mention it focuses on technology, which is what my source is related to, which grants more credibility to the platform in this case.What’s Bill Gates doing to reduce the other 75 percent of emissions created by transportation, manufacturing, buildings, agriculture, and other sources? The world may never know.
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7/2/2020
Alyeard Whitter
https://www.geekwire.com/2018/bill-gates-renewable-energy-not-enough-solve-climate-change/
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Created on 2020-06-30 at 16:18 and last updated on 2020-07-03 at 00:24.