Bill Gates on Green Reset: ‘It’s an all-out effort, like a world war, but it’s us against greenhouse gases’ – Urges ‘regulation’ to force people to eat ‘synthetic meat’ – Links COVID & Climate
NEW – Bill Gates on the global green reset: "It's an all-out effort, like a world war, but it's us against greenhouse gases."pic.twitter.com/1ZhWOBE5Xg
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 15, 2021
Bill Gates says rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef – ‘You can get used to the taste difference’
— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) February 15, 2021
Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef
In his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” the Microsoft cofounder lays out the tech breakthroughs and sweeping policies we’ll need to take on global warming.https://t.co/0IcmAh0i92
— Aashish Chandorkar (@c_aashish) February 15, 2021
MIT Technology Review: Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef – Bill Gates: “I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.”
Bill Gates has bragged about consuming questionable things in the past.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) August 12, 2015
Scariest Headline of the day!
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) February 16, 2021
First Bill Gates tried to control us with his virus panic. Now he wants to control us with his global warming panic.
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) February 15, 2021
— Independent Voices (@IndyVoices) February 15, 2021
Bill Gates is right, grounding his private jet won’t save the world – but it would certainly help – “If Gates wants to be taken seriously, he will need to make personal sacrifices that, frankly, are not that big.”
So, why did Bill Gates run an empire emitting a huge amount of CO2 all these decades? Shouldn't he be the one who should be blamed than an average citizen in a developing country? Why should we sacrifice for your billionaire run? https://t.co/DpbbhztPGp
— Vijay Jayaraj (@VijayJayaraj_CC) February 15, 2021
Fascinating interview with Bill Gates on climate change. Do cars and planes make a big difference? No. Meat consumption? No. So what does? CEMENT and STEEL. https://t.co/XJZfqK9CqZ
— Ian Leslie (@mrianleslie) February 15, 2021
— Tom Nelson (@tan123) February 16, 2021
He has some bones to pick with his fellow campaigners in his Gates’ new book, How To Avoid A Climate Disaster.
the transport industry, on which so much attention is focused, accounts for only 16% of global emissions – which is why, as air travel has ground to a halt, greenhouse gases have gone down by only around 5%. As Gates points out, the future of car travel lies in electric vehicles; but if the electricity comes from coal-fired power plants, the switch is of limited value. Cars are a minor part of the problem compared with the juggernaut of emissions generated by the global cement and steel industries.
The same goes for everybody vowing to eat less meat. “I mean, these are good things – in fact, buying Beyond Burgers [a plant-based “meat” company that Gates invests in] actually drives demand, which will get the quality up and the rate premium down, so consumer behaviour is important.
COVID/Climate Connection: Gates points out that the experience of the pandemic bears “strong connections” to what will happen if we don’t address the climate emergency. “We rely on government to look out for the future, so that even if something unlikely shows up, people aren’t dying and the economy isn’t wrecked. And so for the pandemic, despite many people, including myself, saying that we ought to get prepared – literally the title of my Ted talk was ‘We’re not ready’ – the government let us down. And so with climate change: we want government to look ahead and do the right things.”
“There’s no simple thing like get a vaccine and the nightmare ends. You’re talking about replacing every steel and cement factory, everything you do with electricity and transportation, even food. It’s way broader, and the time to do these large-scale things is way longer.”
In Bill Gates's new book on climate change, our reviewer writes, he is surprisingly behind the curve on the geeky parts, and he’s worse at interpreting the deeper and more critical aspects of the global warming dilemma https://t.co/kXndWtCMr9
— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) February 15, 2021
Bill Gates has become the richest person looking to divest from fossil fuels. It's not an easy task https://t.co/2bjoxw3sev
— Bloomberg (@business) February 15, 2021
WSJ: Bill Gates Has a Master Plan for Battling Climate Change – The co-founder of Microsoft became obsessed with developing clean tech through his philanthropic work. With a new book, ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,’ and a cadre of billionaire partners, he now has an action plan for ending the world’s carbon dependency.
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) February 15, 2021
BBC interviewing billionaire Bill Gates in the Natural History museum about his climate change book via giant television with a dead animal hanging above them basically captures our current situation pic.twitter.com/EGN2DAJQqU
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Our new feudal lord everybody pic.twitter.com/Vun1bjwm1D
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How Bill Gates Sees Himself. Atlas. pic.twitter.com/uVVerbymp5
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 15, 2021
We didn’t elect Bill Gates to anything. He can go screw himself. https://t.co/VvrCTBwPDR
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) February 15, 2021
‘I plead guilty’ – Bill Gates confesses his climate guilt: ‘My carbon footprint is absurdly high…I have felt guilty about this…I own big houses & fly in private planes…who am I to lecture anyone on the environment?’