Here’s Why Bill Gates’ “Solutions” to Climate Change are Utterly Foolish

We can’t save ourselves without dismantling capitalism

Stephanie Leguichard
Climate Conscious

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Bill Gates is one of the most privileged people on the planet. He’s the fourth wealthiest, behind Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bernard Arnault. He’s amassed a total of $129 billion.

He’s clearly winning at the game of capitalism. During the pandemic alone, a time of volatility and decline for most people on the planet, his massive wealth has grown by a whopping 33%.

Since he’s excelling so well at capitalism, it’s prudent that he would want to preserve our current system, right?

Well, in February of this year, he released his manifesto delineating how we can tackle climate change while maintaining the gravely unjust status quo. The book is called “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need.”

Spoiler alert — the book doesn’t advocate any real “breakthroughs.” The “solutions” it proposes range from unrealistic to foolish to downright dangerous.

The folly of geoengineering

At the crux of Bill Gates’ plan is implementing technological solutions that would allow humanity to continue more or less under the same system. But the…

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Stephanie Leguichard
Climate Conscious

Writer, editor, leftist activist. Endlessly fascinated by the complexities of human minds and cultures. Completing my MA in Anthropology. sleguichard@gmail.com