Bill Gates said he was willing to do his part to help mitigate the effects of global warming when discussing his newly published book about climate change.
In his Friday’s Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, the 65-year-old co-founder of Microsoft said he has also changed aspects of his life to reduce carbon emissions, answering one user’s question on what can people do to reduce their footprint.
Gates advised people to consume less, among other things, and another user replied by asking what the famous billionaire is doing to reduce his own consumption.
Last year Gates predicted that the novel coronavirus pandemic would eliminate more than half of all business travel, now he has reassured redditors that he intends to cut down on the number of his own flights.
Microsoft presented Teams app that allows employees to chat and meet via video calls. While Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board of directors last year, he remains a Microsoft investor and continues to review the company’s products.
When asked how he feels about conspiracy theories, according to which Gates is related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 due to him being in cahoots with vaccine developers, the former head of Microsoft defended himself.
Gates also spoke about some of the green initiatives in which he is involved.
“I created Breakthrough Energy including the Venture fund, Fellows and Catalyst to help with climate,” Gates wrote. “To me the innovation is what will make it possible to provide services to everyone without emissions.”
After stepping down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and, in March 2020, leaving his board positions at Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, Gates and his wife Melinda, who are the founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, set their focus on philanthropic endeavors including climate change, global health and development, and education.
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