Watch: Climate activist Bill Gates on BBC defends his private jet flying – ‘I’m part of the solution’ & he buys carbon offsets
Bill Gates to BBC: “Not only am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets, but also through the billions that my Breakthrough Energy Group is spending … I’m part of the solution,” he told the BBC. ... "I buy the gold standard, of funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint."
Gates fears no rising sea, as he owns a mansion on the beach.
BILL GATES – Because he is so rich he is allowed to fly in his private jets wherever he wants. According to him.
Only the rich ‘doing it for the good of mankind’ aren’t forced to follow the rules. This is the new equity you are being asked to swallow.
— Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) February 8, 2023
‘I’m Part Of The Solution’–Bill Gates
By Paul Homewood
What we do without Bill Gates and John Kerry?
Bill Gates claims that it is all OK because he pays for carbon offsets.
But I find this excuse particularly sickening. If he is really concerned about global warming, he would be spending most of his billions on fighting it, never mind adding to emissions through his own lifestyle.
The idea that just because you are rich, you don’t have to follow the same rules as everybody else is abominable.
Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Bill Gates Cites His Own Importance to Climate Debate for Massive Carbon Footprint – By SIMON KENT – A self-regarding Bill Gates cited his own perceived centrality to the global climate debate for his constant use of private jets. Broadcaster Amol Rajan from the BBC asked Gates in an interview that aired last Friday how he responds to criticism he uses private planes generating outsized carbon emissions while urging political and business leaders to act aggressively against “climate change.” Gates replied he more than offsets his own emissions by paying for the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide. He was speaking after having flown to Kenya before the interview. “Well, I buy the gold standard, of funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint,” the Microsoft co-founder said, repeating an argument often used by other members of the global elites.
Climeworks, which has offices in Switzerland and Germany, has clients such as Stripe and Microsoft and the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund has invested in the company. It says it “uses a technology called ‘direct air capture’ to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air.” Gates went on to argue that his own investment in clean energy and other environmental and public health programs warrants his travel for those purposes. “I spend billions of dollars on … climate innovation. So, you know, should I stay at home and not come to Kenya and learn about farming and malaria?” Gates pleaded rhetorically, an assertion for special treatment he has previously made when challenged on his travelling habits.
In a 2020 blog post, the billionaire philanthropist identified climate change as a “crisis.” “We also need to act now to avoid a climate disaster by building and deploying innovations that will let us eliminate our greenhouse gas emissions,” he wrote. Gates disputes his personal travel makes him part of the problem he and other celebrities seek to get others to solve.
“Not only am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets, but also through the billions that my Breakthrough Energy Group is spending … I’m part of the solution,” he told the BBC.
Air travel is still currently considered “the most carbon intensive activity an individual can make.”
“Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of the greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change,” the World Wildlife Fund’s website outlines. “In fact, if the entire aviation sector were a country, it would be one of the top 10 carbon-polluting nations on the planet.”
Sea Level Check – Bill Gates’ Mansion, San Diego
Flashback: Watch: Morano on Fox and Friends on Bill Gates private jet & COVID lockdown hypocrisy – ‘Gates is #1 carbon footprint of all celebrity climate activists’ – $30k a month electricity bill at his home
Fox and Friends – Fox News Channel – Broadcast January 10, 2021
Morano: “Bill Gates was listed in 2019 as the number one carbon footprint of all the celebrities. He beat Al Gore, Jennifer Lopez. He beat Bernie Sanders and a bunch of others that have, Harrison Ford. He came out number one, Bill Gates. He has a new book coming out about the climate crisis what we can all do. He spoke to the World Economic Forum and claimed we have to change every aspect of our lives to fight global warming but Bill Gates is not willing to do it. The last estimate in 2010 he paid $30,000 a month in his electricity bill at his home. Since he is now recently bought a 43 million-dollar oceanfront property, not very worried about sea-level rise apparently.” …
“Gates just said we need to continue lockdowns on bars, restaurants, small businesses. Meanwhile, the billionaire class is reaping benefits of lockdowns — his pals from Amazon, Walmart, all other big box stores. What is interesting climate activists are calling for flying only when it is ‘morally justifiable’ as the new normal post-pandemic. Bill Gates is in on that. He is saying, well business travel he expects a 50% reduction. So now if you want to fly commercial, if you’re not Bill Gates or Leonardo DiCaprio or Al Gore, you need to come up with a ‘morally justifiable’ reason. This is what the climate activists are doing. Crushing the airline industry, by boosting private planes. They’re living one way for themselves and imposing whole another set of austerity on the rest of us.”
Bill Gates buys the media: ‘Pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media’ – Morano’s The Great Reset book excerpt
The Great Reset book by Marc Morano: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media. Media partnerships and sponsorships essentially buy slick public relations for Gates and his foundations. Gates influences coverage of global health and development issues as a “top 10 donor” to BBC’s Media Action organization. In the United Kingdom, he also funds The Guardian’s Global Development website. And Gates funds NPR’s global-health coverage.
Bill Gates – Covid Profiteer: Between March 18, 2020 (the beginning of COVID Mania) and May 4, 2022, Bill Gates experienced a wealth increase from $98 billion to $129.8 billion, driven in large part from his COVID-related “investments.”