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$70m fossil fueled private jet flies around Australia as Bill Gates warns about climate change – as he claims the next pandemic will be worse than Covid

Tech billionaire warns climate change will worsen over time issuing dire warnings as he travels across Australia on private jet Says Paris climate target ‘no chance’ of limiting warming to 1.5C

Tech billionaire Bill Gates is jetting across Australia in his $70 million private jet as he campaigns about the dangers of climate change, which will worsen over time.

The Microsoft founder and world’s fourth-richest man is in Australia with representatives of his company Breakthrough Energy, which claims to drive innovation in sustainable energy and technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Gates relaxed on Lizard Island in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef before flying a Gulfstream jet, one of two he owns, to Sydney on Saturday for a meeting with Anthony Albanese.

Kingsford Smith spotted his $70 million Gulfstream on the tarmac, equipped with the most high-tech equipment of any private jet, as he traveled to Kirribilli House, the official residence of Australia’s prime minister, to discuss climate change and energy challenges. planet.

Gates also addressed Sydney’s Lowy Institute think-tank on Monday to share his views on global issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the environment.

Climate change was high on the agenda when Bill Gates (left) sat down with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) on Saturday.

“Climate change is not yet having a negative impact on a disease like malaria, which kills 400,000 children a year,” Gates told attendees.

‘It is worth investing heavily in climate change because it will only get worse over time.’

‘If you let warming go to extremes, all kinds of natural ecosystems will disappear and you won’t be able to work outdoors in all kinds of places around the world.’

‘So farming would be impossible in the tropics, outdoor work would be impossible for large parts of the year.’

Gates believes that the Paris climate target has ‘no chance’ of limiting warming to 1.5C, while a 2C target is also ‘highly unlikely’.

“The key is to minimize the warming as much as possible,” Gates said.

‘At the moment, staying below 2.5C would be fantastic. I think it’s possible.’

He added that it was ‘great to have Australia on board on climate’ as the country had been an ‘outlier until recently’.

Bill Gates was seen in his private jet mascot on Saturday after arriving in Sydney for a four-day visit.

He believes that both US and Australian policies towards China need a more conciliatory and cooperative political approach to addressing climate change.

Gates said, ‘I see the rise of China as a huge win for the world… The current mentality of the United States towards China, and what is being reciprocated, is kind of a lose-lose mentality.’

‘It can be very self-fulfilling in a very negative way’.

Gates will travel to Melbourne on Wednesday for the final five days of the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam.

Gates owns four private jets, which has drawn criticism from supporters.

The private jet collection is valued at $194 million and includes two Gulfstream G650ERs valued at $70 million each and can carry 18 passengers.

Bill Gates (pictured) warned at a Loewy Institute think tank in Sydney on Monday that climate change would worsen over time.

In his 2021 book How to Avoid Climate Disaster, Gates admitted he was an ‘imperfect messenger’ because he lives in big houses and travels by private jet.

‘I am aware that I am an imperfect messenger of climate change,’ he wrote.

‘There’s no shortage of rich people in the world who have big ideas about what other people should do, or who think technology can solve any problem.’

And I own a big house and fly on a private plane – in fact, I took one to Paris for a climate conference, so who am I to lecture anyone on the environment?

“I plead guilty to all three charges. I can’t deny being a rich guy with an opinion. I believe that’s an informed opinion though, and I’m always looking to learn more.’

Despite talking about climate change, Bill Gates owns four private jets. A photo of his jet in Sydney

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) and dog Toto welcome Bill Gates (right) to Kirribilli House on Saturday.

Bill Gates warns Australia to brace for next pandemic – man-made and could be far more brutal than Covid

By Aidan Wondracz for Daily Mail Australia

Tech billionaire Bill Gates has warned Australia to brace for the next pandemic, which could be man-made and far more brutal.

Mr Gates told the Lowy Institute think tank in Sydney on Monday that political leaders must put aside their differences and work together to prepare for the next virus.

He called for greater global cooperation, using the Covid-19 pandemic as an example of how countries working together can improve their response.

He called for greater global cooperation, using the Covid-19 pandemic as an example of how countries working together can improve their response.

‘Compare this cost to the economic cost of preparing for the next one, an economic loss of more than US$10 trillion,’ he said.

‘With pandemics we were foolish not to have the equipment, practices and global capacity to have a standby like a fire or an earthquake.’

Mr Gates praised Australia’s policy to help keep infection rates low before the vaccine was introduced.

“Australia and seven other countries had early population-scale diagnostics and quarantine policies,” he said.

‘That means you kept the infection rate low in that first year when there was no vaccine.’

The Microsoft founder turned philanthropist says tackling future pandemics requires a stable international system based on mutual political will.

‘One thing that still hangs in the balance is that we will have global capabilities and that at the regional and country level means that when a (infectious disease) threat comes we will act in a way that it is not global. ,’ said Mr. Gates.

‘We need to do a comprehensive pandemic preparedness exercise every five years at country and regional level and you need a global group that scores everyone.’

Mr. Gates has pledged to donate half of his fortune to good causes and strive to bring equality to the health, energy and education industries.

Mr Gates praised Australia’s policy to help keep infection rates low before the vaccine was introduced

The Microsoft founder turned philanthropist says a stable international system based on mutual political will is needed to deal with future pandemics

‘There is this massive failure of market capitalism to address some of the needs of the poorest people. Their voice in the market is very small,’ he said.

‘You can literally save a life for $1,000 and it shouldn’t be as fulfilling.’

He criticized Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization and stop funding.

Mr. Gates advocated for strengthening resources at the International Health Organization.

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