Bill Gates, the richest man in the world with a net worth estimated to be a mind-boggling $79.1 billion, who made his fortune from a capitalist enterprise, Microsoft, in a capitalist country, the U.S.A., bemoans that capitalism cannot save the world from the fiction of man-made global warming, aka climate change.
Louis Doré reports for the UK Independent, Oct. 31, 2015, that in an interview with The Atlantic, Gates said that the private, i.e., capitalist, sector is too selfish and inefficient to produce effective energy alternatives to fossil fuels.
Announcing his plan to spend $2 billion of his own wealth on green energy, Gates called on fellow billionaires to help make the US fossil-free by 2050 with similar philanthropy. He said:
Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch [to green energy].
Since World War II, US-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area. The private sector is in general inept.
The climate problem has to be solved in the rich countries. China and the US and Europe have to solve CO2 emissions, and when they do, hopefully they’ll make it cheap enough for everyone else.
I propose that Bill and Melinda Gates set a good example by giving up their energy-wasting palatial homes, luxury cars, private planes, and boats — all fueled by polluting fossil fuels.
This is the same Bill Gates whose foundation is funding the development of:
- A contraceptive microchip that can be remotely controlled to release hormones that can act as abortifacients — drugs that induce abortion — into a woman’s body for up to 16 years.
- A non-surgical “permanent contraception” that is a sterilization drug, to be promoted worldwide.
The same Bill Gates who made this Freudian slip in a speech at the 2010 TED conference. Addressing the subject of how to reduce “global warming” by lowering the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from Earth’s atmosphere, Gates proposed that a major way is to reduce the world’s population. He said: “Now if we do a REALLY great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health service, we could lower that [world population] by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.
In other words, Gates’ promotion of vaccines to Third World countries is not philanthropy — the purpose of vaccines is to reduce human population.
Dr. Eowyn’s post previously appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.