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Gates pushes geoengineering

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This exchange took place almost a year ago.

Bill Gates talks climate change with Charles Koch


14 March 2014

The unlikely topic of climate change came up in a recent discussion between Bill Gates and prominent conservative donor Charles Koch, the Microsoft co-founder said. 

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gates shared his views on climate change and mentioned that, during a private dinner with Koch, the issue came up.

"I happened to be having dinner with Charles Koch last Saturday, and we talked a little bit about climate change," Gates said. "He's a very nice person, and he has this incredible business track record. He was pointing out that the U.S. alone can't solve the problem, and that's factually correct."

Gates added that the U.S. must take action to lead other countries in the fight against climate change.

"But you have to view the U.S. doing something as a catalyst for getting China and others to do things. The atmosphere is the ultimate commons," Gates said. 

"We all benefit from it, and we're all polluting it. It's amazing how few problems there are in terms of the atmosphere. ... There's just this one crazy thing that CO2 hangs around for a long, long time, and the oceans absorb it, which acidifies them, which is itself a huge problem we should do something about."

Gates has some unconventional ideas about how to counteract climate change. The billionaire thinks geo-engineering, which involves large-scale projects that manipulate the atmosphere to counter global warming, could be useful.

"But one of the complaints people have against that is that if it looks like an easy out, it'll reduce the political will to cut emissions. If that's the case, then, hey, we should take away heart surgery so that people know not to overeat," he said.

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1 comment:

  1. Know thine enemy;
    We're heading for big trouble, right?
    Bill Gates;
    " Absolutely. That's why I happen to think we should explore geo-engineering.­ But one of the complaints people have against that is that if it looks like an easy out, it'll reduce the political will to cut emissions. If that's the case, then, hey, we should take away heart surgery so that people know not to overeat. I happened to be having dinner with Charles Koch last Saturday, and we talked a little bit about climate change."
    I some ways this is one of the smartest people around buy his denial about the severity of climate change leaves me enormously suspicious.
    And what was the conversation like?
    Bill Gates; "He's a very nice person, and he has this incredible business track record. "
    If you need anymore proof that the climate change catastrophe is insurmountable it is when good friends like the Kochs and Gates team up, they could and do own the entire congress on both sides of the fence.
    It leads to your interest in nuclear power, right?
    Bill Gates; "If you could make nuclear really, really safe, and deal with the economics, deal with waste, then it becomes the nirvana you want: a cheaper solution with very little CO2 emissions."
    Geo-engineering and fake low carbon nuclear, ladies and gentlemen, we are done for.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/kevin-hester/debunking-the-myth-about-nuclear-low-co2-emissions-and-its-role-in-mitigating-cl/10203313701015971

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