Listen: Microsoft, Bill Gates, Bloomberg discussed on Meet the Press
"Bill and Melinda gates foundation co chair and Microsoft co founder Bill Gates has invested billions of dollars into clean energy and tackling climate change but his latest strategy is not to try and prevent it so to speak in a Bloomberg to Eric chance here gates said he wants to help those hardest hit by climate change to adapt to it the interview is tied to the release of the foundation's annual goalkeepers report this study six to monitor and aid the progress of the United Nations in achieving its sustainable development goals which the foundation says are being hindered by persistent inequality let's talk about climate change bill you believe the climate change poses an even greater threat to the people in poor countries than it does to the people in rich countries doesn't absolutely if you can't afford air conditioning if when you're crop fails you don't have a savings account to get past that you know one year in eight and see your children are having enough to eat hi if you live near the equator where the absolute temperature is far higher than it is in the temperate zones climate changes caused by middle income and rich people but the people suffer by far the most will be the porcelain say it's very unjust even eventually for the wealthy people the the problems will be very very bad but for the in the next thirty forty years most of that will hurt the subsistence farmer why focus your efforts of the foundation on mitigation and adaptation to climate change instead of combat in the root problem carbon emissions well mitigation I was not an area that the foundation gets involved and that's were you trying to switch to green energy or electric cars or. not me that is made without cat house that's big private sector staff are you invest in and I invest you know billions in those things clean you know nuclear reactors and all sorts of things to help their adaptation which is taking the fact that there will be climate problems. and we need to help those who are hurt by it by giving them better seeds they can deal with the drought or. that are more productive so you can save more money. those things the foundation is very very involved in and most people think about this mitigation of reducing emissions the idea of how you minimize the damage which they call adaptation that gets very little attention and that's why I and a few others among chi moon and really great group of people created a commission about this adaptation issue that out later this year it'll make it more clear that there's work to be done there do you think climate changes stoppable or maybe even reversible at some point. well we're not gonna have the."