Skip to comments.Bill Gates on why he’ll carry on using private jets and campaigning on climate change
Posted on 02/07/2023 6:56:15 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Bill Gates does not agree that using a private jet and campaigning on the issue of climate change represents a contradiction open to allegations of hypocrisy.
During a wide-ranging interview with the BBC aired at the end of last week, Gates was asked for his view on the charge that a climate change campaigner using a private jet to travel around the world was a hypocrite.
“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, being interviewed in Kenya, replied.
“And 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?”
The billionaire added that he was “comfortable with the idea that, 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, that I’m part of the solution.”
During his interview with the BBC, Gates also spoke about the role developed nations needed to play when it came to reducing emissions.
“What the rich countries owe to the entire world is that they need to get their emissions down to zero as fast as they can,” he said. “But that’s not enough because they, you know, they have so … much in the way of resources.”
“They also need to invent new approaches so that the cost of being green, the cost of not having emissions in all areas, gets down to be zero.”
“So a new way of making cement or steel, you know, electric passenger cars, that’s all in the rich countries.”
“And they’ve got to solve it so they can turn to the middle-income countries and say…
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Oh, my! He really IS better than all of us! /s
Translation: “I have a lot of money, so I can spend my money however I want to, because I have a lot of it. You peasants can eat bugs.”
He uses more CO2 than a thousand families he lectures.
He doesn’t see it as hypocrisy. How convenient..
Now they buy timberlands and not cut the trees down.
The elites love their private jets.
I’d say it’s because he’s afraid. He needs to made more afraid...much more.
So rather than setting an example, he decides to buy a pass that allows him to do whatever the f@#& he wants. Great role model.
If ever there was a man that needed to meet “karma”, it’s this hypocritical, no-good, evil SOB....hope his jet crashes into a CCP balloon with him in it.
The POS can take his jet and go pound it up his gay little anal cavity.....sideways.
They want to take away our gas stoves. I say we take away their private jets. Lets get them outlawed for use in the U.S. as well as banned from entering the country from the rest of the world.
The answer is to BAN the Purchase of Jet Fuel for Non Public Transportation
Be a shame if one of those surface-to-air missiles Brandon left behind in Afghanistan fell into the wrong hands.
Every time a coin in the coffers rings the person from regulations springs.
Does anyone know what he means by “direct air capture?” I kinda thought we all do that simply by breathing. How silly of me.
Why don’t you go to China and talk about their emissions???
Why don’t you go to India and talk about their emissions???
He’s saying that his sins are forgiven for indulgences to the church.
If there was any doubt, this interview confirms Bill Gates is not a man of substance.
He has a lot of money for sure, but he is hollow inside. And with a small soul.
“am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets”
You’re a moron paying for a scam. Paying for “offsets” do zilch.
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