Bill Gates has a lot of money and power. So when he gives the American public a wake-up call, as he recently did, people listen. In February, Gates announced that his top priority is getting the world to zero climate emissions. The way to achieve this objective: create a global society that uses only climate-neutral energy. That’s a pretty tall order. This is why electricity providers in Texas have been doing what they can to help create a carbon neutral environment.
Gates promised to use his philanthropic foundation to improve public health and help alleviate poverty, and news reports say that it’s precisely because he wants to improve the lives of vulnerable people that he believes climate change is the most important challenge for the world to address. In his speech, he said we need to eliminate carbon emissions and achieve no net emissions in the developed world by the year 2050. Continue reading