Bill Gates Announces Climate Change Apocalypse

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Are climate change lockdowns next? They definitely could be, especially after hearing the latest from activist billionaire Bill Gates about his supposed concern over solving climate change by changing the way humans live in every respect.

“This is, you know, a harder problem than ending the pandemic or getting rid of malaria,” Gates said, adding that “idealistic” individuals are the ones preparing.

Gates’ latest offering after decades of research into disease, poverty and climate change is a book on climate change called How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. 

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Bill Gates is Here to Save You From Climate Change

At first Gates was writing about how to fix climate change if Trump was elected to a second term, but he redrafted after Biden’s win and changed the approach with more optimism. According to Gates, another four years of Trump would have required “holding our breath for four years and trying not to turn blue.”

Gates’ solution to climate change is intense: he wants to take the 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases that are put into the atmosphere present day and bring it down to absolutely zero by 2050, in 19 years.

How will he do it? A complete technological sea change: fully synthetic beef, electric cars, solar panels, lithium-ion batteries and much more.

“A serious climate plan—which we don’t have yet—involves counting in your head all the different sources of emissions,” Gates said, adding that this includes making environmentally renewable steel, for example.

So far Gates has put his money where his mouth is, investing about $2 billion in climate change tech and research.

What’s the Plan?

With Gates’ new book hitting the shelves and people like Senator Chuck Schumer saying their number one focus is climate change, it’s clear that this new messaging is not going away anytime soon.

The industrial titans of past centuries helped create the environmental crisis we have including serious pollution, but now we have our modern tech industrialists telling us they’re here to save us out of the grand vision of their own minds and their own compassion. People could be excused for being slightly skeptical.

Not only is it going to be very difficult to convince polluters like China and India to play along with a US-run climate change initiative, the ideas Gates is talking about will require quite a bit of coercive measures.

Nobody wants to be eating soy burgers in a pod on their virtual computer in the next ten year lockdown, and trying to cast that as a good life is absurd. Gates may not be the cartoon villain of the some conspiracy theories, but he’s also not just some humble-hearted philanthropist. He’s a megalomaniac who’s addicted to the rush of trying to manage the whole world and get credit for fixing its problems as some kind of galaxy brain genius.

In reality, a lot of problems are not one-size-fits-all, and will require a coordinated approach and bringing in stakeholders from many areas, not just forcing through a UN-backed soy burger plan and forcing people to drive electric vehicles.

Climate change and even climate change lockdowns are definitely possible in the future. Limitations on what you can buy, drive, eat, wear, believe and say are completely plausible in the face of the kind of focus that Gates and others have on this issue. There is no reason they will put the US Constitution above the United Nations or their own agenda when it comes to issues like climate change, which are inherently global in nature and can’t really respond to the free market in the same way that normal innovation does.