Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, who is currently worth more than $130 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is not interested in sending people to space instead he wants to improve climate conditions on Earth.
After the release of his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates in an interview said that we need to be focused on some of the larger climate change problems here on earth.
“Well, it’s important to say that what Elon did with Tesla is one of the greatest contributions to climate change anyone’s ever made. And you know, underestimating Elon is not a good idea,” Gates told Kara Swisher on her “Sway” podcast.
Gates further added that he is “not a Mars person” and does not “think rockets are the solution.”
“We’re basically not doing enough on the hard stuff: steel, cement, meat,” he said.
“And sadly, the things people think about — the electricity, passenger cars — are a third of the problem. So we have to work on the two-thirds. And if all you pay attention to is those short-term metrics, not the green premiums across the board, then you miss out on what is the longest lead time, which is the hard stuff,” Bill Gates added.
Gates continued, “I’m not going to pay a lot of money because my foundation can buy measles vaccines and save a life for $1,000. So anything I do, I always think, OK, I could spend that $1,000 buying measles vaccine.”