Bill Gates Confronted Over His Private Jet Use
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has claimed his climate change activism does not conflict with his usage of private jets.
During an interview with the BBC last Friday, broadcaster Amol Rajan confronted Bill Gates about why people should take his climate activism seriously, given he flies private all over the world.
Gates argued it was okay for him to fly private, and he was part of the solution, not the problem.
“Well, I buy the gold standard, of funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint,” Gates said.
NEW: A BBC reporter asked Bill Gates directly why his climate activism should be taken seriously, as he continues to fly private all over the world:Gates tried to assure the reporter that, despite his private jet usage, he is not part of the problem, he’s part of the solution. pic.twitter.com/U6f8Ymcp4l— Will Hild (@WillHild) February 7, 2023
Gates invested in Climeworks in 2022, a Swiss company specializing in carbon dioxide air capture technology.