"Solving for Zero: The Search for Climate Innovation" lesson series features STS Director Paul Edwards

Solving for Zero

The race for technological advances that will help us reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is on! Leading up to Earth Day 2022, Wondrium—the leading streaming provider of lifelong learning content—is introducing audiences to the scientists, start-ups, and solutions at the environmental forefront of this mission in a new original documentary, produced by Wondrium and Blue Chalk Media, based on Bill Gates' best-selling book, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster." Programming begins on Fri., April 8, and is followed by a 10-part companion educational series produced by Wondrium, "The Search for Climate Innovation," premiering Fri., April 15. 

Viewers will learn about the world's largest wind-powered shipping freighter, a sustainable cement being used in the Athletes Village for the 2024 Summer Olympics, and carbon-free fusion power that could supply 20 percent of the world's energy needs. Featuring Gates and other leading experts, the documentary explores the bold ways that the energy sources we use, materials we build with, and food systems we rely on are being reimagined.

"Getting to net zero by 2050 will be hard and will require innovation across sectors, but I'm optimistic that together we can reach our goals," said Gates. "These projects from Wondrium highlight exciting solutions that I hope inspire people to think more broadly about the issue and consider what each of us can do to fight climate change."

STS Director Paul Edwards is featured in Episode 8, “Adapting to a Warmer World.”

"Solving for Zero," a 75-Min. Documentary, Premieres Fri., April 8, 2022

"Solving for Zero: The Search for Climate Innovation," a 10 x 30-minute lesson-based series, Premieres Fri., April 15, 2022

Watch the trailer here.