Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Sunday that he considers efforts to reach net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 “completely unrealistic”.
Host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) Wallace, of Fox News, Chris Wallace praises Biden’s discipline: Clubshar: The impeachment trial was about not hiding history. On “Fox News Sunday,” Gates asked how he responded to critics on his left who say the solutions he advocates are insufficient compared to achieving zero emissions over the next decade.
“It’s totally unrealistic to think that we can eliminate emissions by 2030,” Gates replied, adding that “not seeing this problem as difficult would be part of the difficulty getting involved in it.”
Gates went on to warn that deteriorating climate issues would affect other geopolitical factors.
He said, “The migration that we saw from Syria due to the civil war was somewhat dependent on the weather. We will have 10 times the migration because the tropics will become uninhabitable, and you will not be able to. Farm or go out during the summer.”
“It’s all about a degree,” he added. “If we waited another 10 years, it wouldn’t be as bad as if we waited 20 or waited 30 because the temperature keeps rising.”
Wallace Gates also asked his opinion on the introduction of Coronavirus vaccines, and Gates responded by saying, “This gives us light at the end of the tunnel,” but “We need to get the right logistics.”
He added, “I hope that we will reopen more schools, by the time we get to the fall, we must avoid waiting there because the vaccination level will be very high.”
Gates’ comments come as the United States approaches 500,000 deaths due to the Corona virus, the highest rate of any country so far. The nation has also seen a decrease in virus cases and more than 10 percent of the country has received at least their first dose of the vaccine.