Written By: - Date published: 9:56 pm, April 5th, 2020 - 37 comments
Bill and Melinda Gates have been plowing wealth into mitigating and preventing epidemics over the last decade. Like the World Health Organisation and just about anyone with any sense of medical history, he predicted very accurately the type of epidemic we are now facing – a worldwide respiratory pandemic. He talks about the current pandemic, and how to prevent the next one.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, December 26th, 2014 - 63 comments
Thomas Piketty in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century came to the strong conclusion that capitalism left by itself will increase inequality and cause increased risk of social, economic and democratic upheaval. He has an unlikely supporter, albeit critical, in Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world.
Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, February 21st, 2010 - 15 comments
At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for â€œmiraclesâ€ to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.