Put aside whether or not you believe in man-made global warming for a second, and ask yourself, even as he calls once again for carbon taxes, whether or not Bill Gates actually believes in man-made global warming.
It’s that time of year again, you see. Billionaire Bill Gates is once more calling for carbon taxes as the only way to stop the dreaded climate change.
Via the Daily Caller:
Gates, who made his billions in free markets, declared that “there’s no fortune to be made” in private-sector attempts to lower CO2 levels.
“Even if you have a new energy source that costs the same as today’s and emits no CO2, it will be uncertain compared with what’s tried-and-true and already operating at unbelievable scale and has gotten through all the regulatory problems,” Gates told The Atlantic.
As such, the Microsoft mogul wants to force high taxes on carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring chemical compound.
“Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch,” Gates, a vendor of computer software and videogames, claimed.
Back in 2013, Gates was talking about not if we get a carbon tax, but when. In fact, the billionaire was already talking about what “we” (meaning the elite, megacorporations, government cronies, Al Gore) should spend it on: “innovation”.
Speaking of “innovation,” Gates is making the rounds again to promote the fact that he’s invested $2 billion in just such green energy innovation through his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Why, what a big-hearted philanthropist who cares so much about the grave danger to the planet of the coming man-made climate change apocalypse… What are we, monsters? Why haven’t we been paying our carbon taxes and saving the planet already??
And you could almost buy it, too, if it wasn’t coming from the guy whose Gates Foundation is also invested in a wide array of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to the tune of $1.4 billion:
The companies include BP, responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Anadarko Petroleum, which was recently forced to pay a $5bn environmental clean-up charge and Brazilian mining company Vale, voted the corporation with most “contempt for the environment and human rights” in the world clocking over 25,000 votes in the Public Eye annual awards.
The city of Seattle was recently the latest in a string of groups who have called on Gates to put his money where his mouth is and divest from fossil fuels to financially send the oil and gas companies the message he keeps telling us all he wants to send the world on the climate.
Gates, however, has made his lame excuses for not doing so time and again and said “nope”.
But but, Mr. Gates? What about the deadly carbon that is somehow scary and horrible on a planet filled with carbon-based life forms! The not statistically different from zero rising sea levels! The rebounding but melting Arctic ice that definitely rebounded but don’t call it a recovery! The drowning polar bears which galvanized the climate change movement mentioned by that one shamed climate scientist later reprimanded and forced into retirement for omitting data and using false data on polar bears!!
And that’s where Bill Gates, the carbon hypocrite, shows his true colors on climate change. Obviously he doesn’t even buy his own b.s., so why should everyone else pay for it?
But we just have to institute a carbon tax spent on “innovation,” the kind he has invested billions in…
Then again, here’s a picture of him drinking water from recycled human poop:
Where’s the rule that says that just because someone has a whole lot of money, we all have to listen to him again???