UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening meeting with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during his visit to London earlier today. Picture: Russell Watkins/DFID, source Wikimedia

Claim: Bill Gates Just Gave a Climate Lecture to Billionaires who Arrived by Private Jet

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; So many private jets, the FAA reportedly had to delay arrivals to avoid overcrowding the local airspace.

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos photographed at the Sun Valley ‘billionaire summer camp’

Isobel Asher Hamilton 

  • Bill Gates was photographed at the Sun Valley conference on Thursday.
  • Gates has faced numerous unflattering media reports since news of his divorce broke in May.
  • Jeff Bezos was also spotted at the Sun Valley conference with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos were both spotted at Sun Valley on Thursday.

Every year billionaires flock to Sun Valley, Idaho, for a conference thrown by private investment bank Allen & Co — the event is also known as the “summer camp for billionaires.” This year so many turned up in their private jets that the Federal Aviation Authority had to delay incoming planes.

Bill Gates is a regular attendee, but his appearance on Thursday marks the first time he’s come to the conference since he announced his divorce from Melinda French Gates in May.

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Even funnier, it appears Bill Gates was there to give a lecture on “climate change”.

Conference sources have stated that Gates was due to give a speech about climate change at the event on Friday, whether that speech is still happening remains to be seen.

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What can I say – totally shameless. People who demand ordinary people cut back to save the planet, flaunting their utter contempt for the idea of practicing what they preach.

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July 10, 2021 6:08 am

He implores all his friends to get in on the action, the climate action.

John Tillman
Reply to  Scissor
July 10, 2021 9:02 am

Gates recently upped his stake in the world’s largest private jet rental company from 19 to 30%. Business is booming.

Melinda will probably get the Laguna Beach house, so that Bill can keep more of the liquid investments.

But at least he recognizes the need for nuclear power.

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Reply to  John Tillman
July 10, 2021 10:57 am

Del Mar, please, not Lguna Beach. I don’t think that there is anyplace in LB that that size house could be located.

John Tillman
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 10, 2021 2:15 pm

You’re right. Del Mar. San Diego County, not Orange.

Reply to  John Tillman
July 10, 2021 11:36 am

John Tillman wrote, “Gates recently upped his stake in the world’s largest private jet rental company from 19 to 30%. Business is booming.” The linked article says, “The deal would boost Cascade’s stake in the world’s largest operator of private-jet bases to 30%, from a previous 19%.”


Signature Aviation, formerly known as BBA Aviation, traces its history back to 1879, when it was a manufacturer of textile belts for heavy machinery. It later expanded into making parts for engines and the aerospace industry. During World War II, it manufactured parts for British military aircraft, including the Spitfire.

It now focuses on operations at private-jet airports, predominantly in the U.S., managing services including ground handling, maintenance and refueling. The company operates on five continents and employs around 5,300 staff, according to its website.

Signature Aviation is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO), not a private jet rental company.

John Tillman
Reply to  rovingbroker
July 10, 2021 2:13 pm

I should have said “largest private jet FBO and support company”. So he provides private jets with fuel, rather than renting them.

Page AvJet used to refurbish aircraft in Orlando. It went out of business in 1994, but its sister company Signature Flight Support Corp, absorbed it.

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Reply to  John Tillman
July 11, 2021 3:44 am

Through Signature Renew, our company-wide global sustainability initiative, we’re invigorating the journey toward net-zero carbon emissions. We’re proud to be the first FBO worldwide to offer a permanent supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to business aviation. Plus, we’re offering a multitude of practical solutions to help companies and organizations meet their emission goals.

I recently saw a comment from Gates about the high cost of the “sustainable” fuel he was buying for his airplane. I guess that atmospheric CO2 is OK if it is sustainable.

D Boss
Reply to  Speed
July 11, 2021 6:53 am

Yes folks, Gates invested in Signature, which is an FBO or Fixed Base Operator, which provides lobbies, hangars, ground services, fueling of private or business aircraft – both jets and piston engine beasties.

SAF is a joke – made from waste cooking oil and animal rendering leftovers – and can only be added to real JET-A or JET-A1 in a 50% max ratio. And it costs 4 times more than normal JET-A does.

Right now worldwide, SAF amounts to about 2 days worth of all commercial aviation in it’s utilization. (so less than 1/2 percent of all jet fuel used is SAF)

Signature is the worst FBO and costs the most. Other FBO’s are more reasonable. But Gates is no dummy, an FBO charges about 5-10x more for fuel than it costs them, to marshal planes, refuel them and host crew and passengers in their lobbies or lounges – arrange for ground transport, etc.

He’s in it for the money, not to save the planet….

For the record, here’s some actual data on Jet-A usage:

Louisville International KSDF to Friedman Memorial KSUN, 1329 nm. (let’s assume this is the average flight distance of the Billionaire’s fly in to Sun Valley)

A Boeing 737-800 would burn 19,500 lbs of Jet-A for this trip, and carry say 150 people at 80% capacity.

A Gulfstream GIV would burn 12,300 lbs of Jet-A and can carry 13 to 16 people full. (and fly faster than the 737 too)

So the elite would burn between 750 to 950 lbs per person of Jet-A on their private jets, while flying commercial would burn 130 lbs per person for the same flight distance.

Right now Jet-A is $1.70 per US gallon, and there’s 6.7 lbs per gallon, so it’s $0.254 per pound. Flying commercial then costs $32.98 per person in actual fuel cost, while flying in a Gulfstream, with 13 passengers the fuel for this flight costs $241 per person.

Mind you the airline buys the fuel at this wholesale price of $1.70 per gallon, and an FBO sells it for anywhere from $2.25 to $11.50 per gallon:

So the Gulstream fuel cost is say the average FBO marked up price of $4.53 per gallon or $0.676 per pound, so with 13 passengers the G-IV fuel cost is $642 per person. (you can see why Gates invested in an FBO – it is a profit machine)

Here’s a video of the interior of a G-IV SP:

I don’t care about carbon footprint, I’d much rather fly in the G-IV than on a commercial cattle car!

Reply to  D Boss
July 11, 2021 11:19 am

stream of consciousness

a literary style in which a character’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions are depicted in a continuous flow uninterrupted by objective description or conventional dialogue. James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust are among its notable early exponents.

Reply to  Scissor
July 10, 2021 12:32 pm

“Beel”s work is never done….the Universe is getting hotter….even though it should not be….this does not bode well for earth….or “Beel”….or Greta….or any of their friends….Universe Warming?

July 10, 2021 6:23 am

What is good for the climate geese is NOT good for the ganders.

Hypocritic billionaires possess huge carbon footprints but want everyone else to reduce emissions.

While most of the world lives in poverty, billionaires insist that we should limit poor countries future access to the products and fuels from oil that are lifesaving, and one of the best ways out of poverty.

July 10, 2021 6:33 am

A note from 2020.
Bill Gates has extreme negative credibility on global warming (CAGW) and climate change.
People lend him credibility because he is wealthy, but lots of wealthy people are full of sh!t.
I’ve given up on Bill Gates – he changed his wrong opinions on green energy a few years ago when he finally recognized that green energy was not green and produced little useful (dispatchable) energy, but he is wedded (or welded?) to global warming alarmist falsehoods.
“As a rebuttal, the CLINTEL open letter asks him these six central questions:
1. How much or how little global warming does mankind really cause on top of the natural contribution?
2. Why does projected global warming exceed observationally-derived warming by more than 200%?
3. Have the large benefits of more CO2 in the atmosphere been properly accounted for?
4. Does the cost of attempting to abate global warming exceed the benefit in the avoided cost of adaptation?
5. What of the tens of millions who die every year because they cannot afford expensive “renewable” electricity and are denied affordable, reliable alternatives?
6. Has history not shown us repeatedly that adaptation to change presents a powerful survival and evolutionary strategy?”
Professor Guus Berkhout, CLINTEL President, asks a more personal question:
CLINTEL particularly blames Bill Gates that he takes advantage of his riches-based fame to frighten the public with extreme modeling predictions (question 2), but does not reassure them with the fact that these scaring modeling results never agreed with observations in practice. ‘Why this one-sided message, Mr. Gates?’

Curious George
July 10, 2021 6:42 am

Imagine Greta jetting to Sun Valley, ID.
Bill Gates may be as educated as she is.

Rich Lentz
July 10, 2021 10:01 am

People lend him credibility because he is wealthy, but lots of wealthy people are full of sh!t.”

He got his start by being in the right place at the right time with the right idea, No hard work involved. I am convinced he even stole his MS-DOS SW and sold it has his. I was an aspiring computer nerd writing assembly language programs on my IMSAI-8080 computer that I got cheap at a Trenton Computerfest when I saw the first ad for Microsoft SW. It took less than a month to determine that it was just a hack/hash of CPM. Hundreds of lines of code were IDENTICAL to the CPM code. Simple CPM programs could be run on Gates’ MS-DOS only by changing the file name extension. I seriously doubt he had the knowledge to write what he sold to IBM.

Reply to  Rich Lentz
July 10, 2021 11:09 am

As a layman way back when Gates first rolled out MS DOS, I understood it was just accepted fact that he nicked the system from IBM. They weren’t bothered as they knew it was a crappy OS and were working on better stuff themselves.

Little did they know……….

Reply to  HotScot
July 10, 2021 11:20 am

Wikipedia gives another story: I haven’t “fact checked” it.

Steve Keohane
Reply to  HotScot
July 10, 2021 1:45 pm

I remember a banner in the engineering section of a large IC manufacturer that said, “Just say no to DOS”. circa 1980

Reply to  Rich Lentz
July 10, 2021 1:43 pm

The connection to look into its that between Mary Maxwell Gates (Bills mother) and John Opel (CEO of IBM).

Bill Gates was no renegade programmer kid, he was old money and was effectively selected to run Microsoft. It certainly wasn’t an accident or coincidence that he went to IBM at “the right time” and then they agreed to buy an operating system that he didn’t get have and let him keep the rights to it.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Rich Lentz
July 10, 2021 1:50 pm

Little known is that Bill Gates is not “self made” his parents are rich. His father was a well off lawyer to big corporations and his mother was on the board of directors of non other than IBM when they chose his “OS” which was, indeed, stolen. Everything Microsoft has done was either stolen or obtained through unscrupulous dealings. Gates is not an innovator but he is a great con man, thief, and ruthless, unscrupulous businessman.

July 10, 2021 11:02 am

We have to reserve judgement on this particular event until we can:

  1. Establish if he did speak.
  2. Have access to the content of the speech.

Personally, I think the guy’s an evil B’stard. He met with Boris Johnson, along with heads of pharmaceutical companies in November 2020(?) shortly after which Boris changed tack on only vaccinating the vulnerable.

This letter is enlightening.

However, we can’t pass judgement on this event prematurely. Gates is an overblown software salesman, what business he has consulting with governments i’ll never know, other than to promote sales of vaccines he’s heavily invested in, but on this occasion, we might want to be circumspect.

Eric Vieira
Reply to  HotScot
July 11, 2021 12:54 am

Who wouldn’t be interested in selling vaccines with a profit “margin” of 20:1 ?
I could be that the whole Covid stuff was meticulously planned in advance…
see Dr. D. Martin:

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Eric Vieira
July 11, 2021 7:21 am

It should be noted that the Oxford AstraZenica vaccine has distributed over 500 million doses around the world on a not- for- profit basis

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Dave Andrews
July 11, 2021 12:39 pm

A “not for profit” distribution agreed to AFTER the receipt of a couple of billion dollars from the US and UK governments. “not for profit” my a***

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Jim Whelan
July 12, 2021 5:18 am

It is still means that other countries around the world receive the vaccine on a not-for-profit basis so you could say the contributions by US and UK are part of their development programs. And by the way the UK contribution was about £65 million.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Dave Andrews
July 12, 2021 11:14 am

In a discussion of whether A-Z is making a profit you can’t just dismiss billions being paid for distribution of vaccines just by saying “You could say …” I could say a lot of things but I try to be honest.

July 10, 2021 6:50 am

The lecture topic was really “How to exude Green-ness while having a corporate carbon footprint that is ginormous” and a follow up “How to capitalize on seeming Green”

John Bell
July 10, 2021 7:16 am

One can understand billionaire hypocrisy, but it is even more annoying when i comes from the average citizen, the one who uses fossil fuels every day, saying we should all go green.

Citizen Smith
July 10, 2021 7:26 am

I have a 2022 Ford F250 with a 6.2 liter diesel engine on order arriving August. I feel obligated to send thank you cards to approximately 10 Prius and 15 Volt owners. Does anyone know of a published contact list for this purpose? I’d like to recognize their virtue and sacrifice for mankind so I can drive guiltfree.

Reply to  Citizen Smith
July 10, 2021 8:19 am

GM cancelled the Volt in favor of the Bolt, a battery electric vehicle that still sells poorly. It’s hard to not notice that the exponential growth of EV sales predicted by the green crowd just isn’t happening, despite massive tax incentives.

Reply to  meab
July 10, 2021 8:43 am

I’ve got an engineer that bought a Bolt. It’s a comfortable little car, but so is a Toyota Corola. Standard gets around 35 mpg. The hybrid gets much better, 53k actual mpg.
The Volt probably got cancelled because it was less profitable.

How many billonaires have commissioned electric limousines?
We’ll all joke about the electric business jets!!!!!

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Philo
July 10, 2021 10:26 am

Correction It’s a 6.7 liter engine. That baby is going to produce 475-hp and over 1000 ft-lbs of torque while costing about 20 mpg empty and 12 mpg towing. Thank you Bolt drivers. And when the time comes, I promise to recycle it responsibly including the battery.

Reply to  Philo
July 10, 2021 11:40 am

Base US price for a Bolt $36,500
Base US price for a Corolla $20,025
Base US price for Corolla hybrid (LE) $23,600

Will the engineer ever see an ROI? Will that ROI, if it occurs, come before the battery has to be replaced? And at what cost?

What is the range of the Bolt? About 250 miles which isn’t bad if it’s a commuter car but do you keep another car as well for longer trips? Isn’t that sort of like having wind power with a natural gas power plant for back up?

I’m still concerned about full electric in winters. Being in Canada (and not southern Ontario or Ontario where it’s hella warmer) I see very, very few full electrics in winter. If you’re in Cali, well, that’s not an issue, but the prime idiot of Canada thinks we can go full electric. I’d love to build him a house north of 55 degrees and power it with wind and solar for him in the winter. I figure my anger would dissipate within a week.

David A
Reply to  buggs
July 10, 2021 4:02 pm

Bolts are commonly available for steep discounts. The cost about 23 k.

Gordon A. Dressler
July 10, 2021 7:35 am

Bill Gates is a “billionaire” in more ways than one.

In the ranking of persons that I would choose to lecture to me on the subject of “climate”, let alone “climate change”, Bill Gates ranks 1,471,295,872 down the list.

John Coutts
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
July 10, 2021 7:57 am

You have a high regard for him then. Lol

Eric Vieira
Reply to  John Coutts
July 11, 2021 1:14 am

Especially when the total number of people on Earth is some 184 times lower (I used 8 Billion for the Earth’s population).

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Eric Vieira
July 11, 2021 7:27 am

You need to double–check your math.

David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 7:39 am

One thing I absolutely cannot understand is why the woke crowd blatantly ignores the utter hypocrisy of these phony climate zealots.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 7:56 am

It is their incredible and unlimited stupidity.

Reply to  DrEd
July 10, 2021 11:01 am

And their funding?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 8:05 am

Because they are ‘useful idiots’ to borrow a phrase from V. I. Lenin. As long as they spout the party line, their ecofailings will be ignored. However, if they stray from the orthodoxy you can be sure their every flaw will be chronicled in the NYT and WaPo.

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Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 10, 2021 9:17 am

The other day griff let us know that he doesn’t mind being an idiot, so long as someone finds him useful.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 10, 2021 11:02 am

Well, Bezos’ ecofailings won’t.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 8:28 am

Because the woke crowd engage in their own level of hypocrisy. I mean who doesn’t benefit from the extensive use of fossil fuels in their daily lives.

Reply to  Ron
July 10, 2021 8:44 am

That’s it. Everyone drives like idiots, BTW.

Reply to  Scissor
July 10, 2021 9:34 pm

Everyone else drives like an idiot, according to poll of 227 million U.S. drivers.

Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 8:45 am

The woke crowd gets millions in donations from billionaires tax free.
The woke crowd gets millions in donations from billionaires tax free, via “charity” companies.

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Reply to  David Kamakaris
July 10, 2021 9:31 am

Davud K,
The Bandar-log don’t ignore the hypocracy. They think that ‘cos Gates et al are very wealthy they will be listened to by “powerful people” who then might do what the Bardar-log want.

Reply to  Oldseadog
July 10, 2021 9:32 am

David, not Davud. …. .

July 10, 2021 7:56 am

We need to get a video of his private jet taking off, exhaust, burning fuel, the whole “green” experience that Bill is exhibiting in real life, and post it on WUWT for all to see. One video could have more impact than all the words.

Bruce Cobb
July 10, 2021 8:05 am

Good thing they have an “out”; Carbon Indulgences”. A few $mil here, a few there, presto, no more Carbon Guilt.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 10, 2021 9:37 pm

A few $million here, a few $million there in overhead and administrative fees, and finally a tree gets planted.

July 10, 2021 8:11 am

Hard to believe that Bill Gates can’t even do simple calculations about emissions, the Keeling Curve, China, India and climate sensitivity or lack thereof. I would say that truth is stranger than fiction, except that there has to be a reason. My guess is that he suddenly feels that he has to virtue-signal at a magnitude commensurate with his wealth and fame?

Reply to  philincalifornia
July 10, 2021 8:55 am

Something may be tormenting him. His physical appearance is much worse than his chronological age.

Maybe because he’s guilty of depraved actions from his associations with Epstein and the like. According to reports, he cheated on his wife and sexually harassed females who worked for him. We are only getting bits of the story about his involvement in the “vaccine” industry.

His father was a eugenicist, was on the board of Planned Parenthood, etc. But his father was in good health and appearance and lived to 95. He knows what he has done and is doing.

July 10, 2021 8:13 am

Why people listen to him?
His software company is garbage, and all his climate talking points are one-sided debunked nonsense.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Zoe Phin
July 10, 2021 8:56 am

Indeed, the constant updates needed to “secure” their buggy operating system that executes every piece of code the hackers throw at it. One wonders if ransom ware operations could survive without MSFT.

July 10, 2021 8:15 am

Well this isn’t good – but it is better than spending his cash on think tanks which try to undermine climate science…

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 8:27 am

Yeah, god forbid he should spend any money supporting truth instead of lies.

Rich Davis
Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 9:12 am

You mean The Science ™
The Church of Climastrology that teaches that life would improve if we shortened growing seasons, reduced the arable land area, and went for days without heat in the depth of winter.

You’re a miserable misanthropic Malthusian griff.

So what do you say? Which time period would you prefer to live your life?
Tick the box
[ ] Benign CO2 1650-1725
[ ] Dangerous CO2 1950-2025

Reply to  Rich Davis
July 10, 2021 11:05 am

Did anyone live to be 75 in the 1650 – 1725 time period?

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
July 10, 2021 11:21 am

It wasn’t uncommon. Most of the cause of short average lifespans back then was high infant mortality.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Archer
July 11, 2021 11:53 am

Disease and accident mortality was also much, much higher before modern medicine.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 9:19 am

God forbid anyone disagree with the revealed wisdom.
All hail the sacred climate models.

Reply to  MarkW
July 10, 2021 10:15 am

None of which work. If observation doesn’t agree with your model, your model is wrong.

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 9:30 am


Billy is an investor and not a spender.

An investor is interested in the profit only, or mostly.

And lately his kind of mega rich investors seem to be very keen in investing for more political dominance power… in global scale.

If they can… why not… is that not the natural order of things.

In an environment of “crime and reward”…
I do not think I need to spell it out for you who is the fittest.


Eric Vieira
Reply to  whiten
July 11, 2021 1:22 am

See “Who is Bill Gates” on Corbett Report
There’s a lot of debunking going on in there…

Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 9:49 am

“Beel” does not have to…but ir would be a nice gesture if he would flip Hunter Biden a 1/2 mill for one of his paint splatters….becuz, I’m sure, the paint is carbon free… least the green shades.

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Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 10:14 am

Griff, you are not totally stupid. Why can’t you see you’ve been fooled and used?

Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
July 10, 2021 10:24 am

I think not that’s the griff’s case… of been fooled or used.

More likely to do, I think, with the implications of “splendor”, than anything else.


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Reply to  griff
July 10, 2021 11:06 am

Undermine “climate science” is best done by a special category of “climate scientist” – no one can better 😀

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Al Miller
July 10, 2021 8:28 am

Now that I have my BILLIONS I’m a hypocritical lying Marxist- so you can’t have yours!

Andy Pattullo
July 10, 2021 8:30 am

I am certain that cash in one’s pocket does not increase the intellect, in fact it might do the opposite. However, it does grow the hypocrisy gland to enormous dimensions.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
July 10, 2021 11:29 am

Substantial evidence for that hypothesis:
Each new generation of Rockefellers have gotten progressively dumber than the previous.

July 10, 2021 8:33 am

There’s a video circulating of a reporter doing on the scene interviews with college students about CC. Each interview begins with the students agreeing that CC is real and we must do something about it or we’ll kill the earth. To cap the interview the reporter asks the students to sign a pledge that they’ll do their part by ceasing all use of fossil fuels. They all decline, some quickly walking away from the request. It’s one giant virtue signal and nothing more.

Reply to  markl
July 10, 2021 9:33 am

It’s one giant virtue signal and nothing more.

It’s one giant virtue signal that’s costing the earth

David A
Reply to  Redge
July 10, 2021 4:06 pm

The earth is rather indifferent. The scam is costing society greatly

John the Econ
Reply to  markl
July 10, 2021 12:15 pm

In modern Progressivism, it’s always up to someone else to make the real sacrifices and to pay for them.

James F. Evans
July 10, 2021 8:35 am


Rod Evans
July 10, 2021 8:36 am

I thought about joining the $ billionaire club. I then looked at the current members and decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Consequently I am more than happy to be almost normal, I would like be absolutely normal but have not discovered what that is yet.
One thing is very clear, wealth does not bestow wisdom, think Branson as a working example of that truth.

Reply to  Rod Evans
July 10, 2021 10:11 am

Beardy is heading into space. No one would wish for anything to go wrong….

Tim Spence
July 10, 2021 8:37 am

Words that nobody ever said to a Billionaire … ‘Shut up you fool you are talking nonsense’

John the Econ
July 10, 2021 8:52 am

Recently, I’ve started to wonder if these politicians, billionaires and celebrities are really running a massive gaslight operation to purposely sabotage the climate change agenda they otherwise zealously promote. Of course, any genuinely serious effort at eliminating CO2 from the economy would be decimating to their wealth, political power and lifestyles which they obviously would not want to sacrifice. So they transparently participate in this hypocritical behavior that makes it difficult to impossible for any thinking individual to take them and their rhetoric the least bit seriously.

Why? It’s win-win for them. They know that the controversy that they themselves generate with this transparently hypocritical behavior sabotages the agenda so that they won’t ever have to sacrifice their wealth, influence or lifestyles. But they will get to keep their virtue signalling points with their hip peers and the useful idiots who do continue to take them seriously. It’s even better for those who get to profit from the agenda through political power, subsidies or enforced monopolies.

As long as “climate change” remains a religion to a gullible critical mass, the scam will continue and they will continue to be rich, hip & popular.

Eric Vieira
Reply to  John the Econ
July 11, 2021 1:33 am

It would even make sense for them. First you make money with renewables and sell everything when the prices, and subsidies are high, before people (and maybe even politicians some day) realize that this is going nowhere. In the meantime, you discourage investments (via the investment funds) in traditional energy production, so you can buy it all up when the prices are lowest. Result: you’ve acquired control of all reliable energy production at the lowest prices imaginable… Then you can sell energy at the prices you want to the people who can afford it …

July 10, 2021 9:03 am

And furthermore Bill Gates is no kind of scientist and totally unqualified to give a lecture on climate.

Reply to  J.P. Travis
July 10, 2021 11:11 am

He is even unable to code a well working DOS, the one he sold was the worst existing. But seems he teached in the one or other way the guys coding climate models.
We know the resuls :-/

July 10, 2021 9:09 am

Used to be that during the 7 day Oshkosh air show, that tower was the busiest in the world, and air traffic controllers would vie for the challenge of working there that week, I think even doing it unpaid on vacation.

Maybe these little get-togethers can beat them for the arrival and departure days.

July 10, 2021 9:27 am

And we that work to keep things moving are still doing what we do. This trucker is so busy that I haven’t had time to read anything on the internet this week, let alone post anything.

I really don’t get this supposed microchip shortage they keep talking about that they say is effecting automakers. Toyota just dumped 40 new routes on us and Honda is going gangbusters. We also service Nissan and GM accounts and lots of tier II manufacturers that make various components for all the auto manufacturers and not a a single one of them has slowed down.

At the same time construction and the traffic backups it causes are forcing us truckers to use alternate routes that adds time to the runs.

Ah well! Mine is not do wonder why; Mine is it do or die.

Rich Lentz
July 10, 2021 9:35 am

The fact that all of these jets and ultra rich are there provides substantial proof that Climate Change” is a myth, sham, meme used only to achieve their desired socialist utopia. These billionaires are on a mission to reshape the world.

Peta of Newark
July 10, 2021 9:53 am

Aw c’mon now, THINK!

What they’re doing is organising themselves to not only keep a good hold on their existing richness, but cream off as much as they can from the Contemporary Craziness.

On the Off Chance that they or someone else might find a GOOD use for it at some future time.
Because what are they doing if not stashing it away in solid investments that yield positive tangible returns = what they have spent their lives doing and seem to ‘have a knack’ for it.

NOT following the lead of Government = spending what they haven’t got on cheap, nasty, Made in China, designed for obsolescence, here today gone tomorrow Landfill Fodder.
Like windmills, sunshine panels, electric cars not least. Produced by children working in mines and other slaves

Give them a break, look to the future, they are trying to invest in it instead of spend spend spend – like esp Joe Biden, spending money he hasn’t got, and neither has anybody else got and, thanks to The Burgeoning Deficit, never will get.

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David H
July 10, 2021 10:33 am

Bill Gates is an idiot. Next topic.

Reply to  David H
July 10, 2021 11:12 am


Forrest Gardener
Reply to  Krishna Gans
July 11, 2021 8:03 pm

… is an idiot. Next Topic.

July 10, 2021 11:06 am

Stand-up comedy routine?

Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 11:09 am

They have their private jets, helicopters and private security armies to protect them if the world falls apart under their push to impose socialist climate policies on Western democracies. The plan is to destroy middle class affluence that competes with their whims to have beaches, resort venues , and ski vacations without the masses of unwashed (you and me) consuming those same resources.
When the SHTF, they’ll jump in their private jet, then heli transport to their waiting fully staffed and supplied megayacht, cruise the oceans in luxury, putting in at small island nation ports. Small nations where they can buy temporary refuge and get some high priced fuel and supplies bought with caseloads of gold bullion to the local political leadership as the middle class in the West gets decimated.

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Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 11:18 am

Bezos recently acquired Flying Fox megayacht, 136 meters long. The carbon footprint is of course enormous, but apparently justified since he supports and indulgences on the GCS (global climate scam).
Bezos’s new Flying Fox was built and designed in Norway in 2019, by no other than the well-known yacht builder Lurssen Yachts. Base cost was estimated at $400M, with almost another $100M spent to furnish it.

David A
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 10, 2021 4:09 pm

No wind mill or solar panels?

Joao Martins
July 10, 2021 11:10 am

Long ago I have put him under my personal boycott: I have been using Linux in my computer for many years now. (As well, I refuse to see movies with Leonardo DiCaprio, etc.)

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David Blenkinsop
Reply to  Joao Martins
July 10, 2021 10:42 pm

I can empathize with the general desire to boycott liars or hypocrites as such. However, it seems to me that you would have to be a real Linux expert to get nearly as much utility from a desktop Linux system as most of us get out of Windows 10 these days. Not so long ago, Windows XP was pretty reliable too, but even the relatively crappy earlier versions of Windows usually had an ease of use and support that would be hard to find in desktop Linux. Now, of course we do have Android, a rather unusual form of Linux, on *mobile* devices, but is there really anything at all out there with similar ‘user friendly’ qualities in the Linux desktop world?

If there is any doubt as to what I mean by user ‘friendly’ vs. ‘unfriendly’, imageine that you are surfing the internet, and you find a free software offering on a web page link or repository, and you would like to install that program, try it out. This could be almost anything, like a word processor, math software, a game, or a video editor, you name it. Whatever it is, if you are any kind of average user, even someone who knows something about Linux command lines, etc., you will likely be unable to install what you want, due to a little issue that is called “dependency hell”. What it amounts to is that while there is an international team of programmers to maintain the Linux “kernel” (the basic OS as such), there is apparently no effective team to maintain a more or less reliable and linear sequence of what your machine really needs to install something new? Windows has a team of people doing that, maintaining proper dependency standards so that most things install well enough to at least do *something* potentially useful. Now, maybe I’m behind the times, but the few Linux’s I’ve tried really choke on this point, and on more-or-less related user friendliness issues.

Now in mentioning this, I’m not at all saying that I’m expert enough to get into a critical discussion of Linux options. Maybe someone else knows which Linux ‘distro’, if any, would really resolve the dependency weakness from a regular user point of view? For those interested in such matters, one discussion link I’ve come across is here:

Jim Whelan
Reply to  David Blenkinsop
July 10, 2021 11:01 pm

Linux is worth it for one reason only: Microsoft required updates which destroy all the environment setup you have done and often cause your version of any apps to suddenly be inoperable. In some cases that app is no longer supported so you have to find and learn to use a replacement. I’ve never had that kind of trouble with Linux (I use MINT distro based on Ubuntu) despite your claims of “dependency hell”.

David Blenkinsop
Reply to  Jim Whelan
July 10, 2021 11:47 pm

Ok, I might just find that particular distro to be worth trying someday, then! My own experience is limited to trying out Slackware install and use, for a class that I took, and also the Knoppix live disk (based on Debian), none of which really allowed me to install *anything* outside of whatever was on the latest distribution disk image available.

Meanwhile, MS updates don’t usually break anything that I use, unless you want to count certain things lost in the transition from XP to Windows 10 — print shop programs wentinoperable say, that much is true for that transition/upgrade.

Joao Martins
Reply to  David Blenkinsop
July 11, 2021 3:52 am

Try kubuntu or any other form of ubuntu. Try Mint; or Fedora, or OpenSuse. All these are quite friendly for Windows fans. All of them have NO BSOD; all of then have NO screens telling you to wait long minutes, quarters of hour, hours sometimes, for the installation of an update of a few libraries: in Linux, you just carry on working while the system updates and if, ONLY IF, a reboot is needed, you will have a message telling you to do it at your earliest convenience: you never have to stop working so that the system mends itself. Even when you make a major upgrade of the system (say, equivalent of migrating from Win7 to Win10): you go on working while the system upgrades itself; only at the end you will be required to reboot, and that’s all.

I can understand your concern: back before 2010 I thought the same, I tried Linux and had a very bad experience. For several years I forgot about it; then I gave it a try (if memory serves, by 2008 or 2009): it was much better, easier, user-friendly; in a few weeks I migrated, a definitive divorce. A few weeks, because at that time I had to migrate a lot of data files and documents to formats usable by Linux: not anymore, nowadays Linux reads almost everything that is or was produced in Windows environments since the very old days of Win95 (compatibility with its own products that MSoft does not care to provide to its customers). This is my experience with kubuntu,

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Joao Martins
Reply to  Jim Whelan
July 11, 2021 3:59 am

Yes, it destroys all your personalization and most often requires you to install all programs that you had in it. Bun in Linux, even after a major version upgrade you end up with THE VERY SAME environment that you had configured to your taste or needs.

July 10, 2021 12:14 pm

Perhaps making plans to soak up more wealth at others expense.

Shoki Kaneda
July 10, 2021 3:02 pm

Maybe one of his fellow billionaires will find Gates sufficiently annoying to have him removed.

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William Haas
July 10, 2021 4:01 pm

If they were really concerned about CO2 emissions then they would have held the event over the Internet. Maybe Mr. Gates have never heard of the Internet or cannot afford the required hardware and software. Maybe Mr. Gates is not computer technology literate. I would think that Microsoft has at least a few people on their payroll with enough knowledge to help out.

Brooks H Hurd
July 10, 2021 9:53 pm

If they all hiked there, I would listen to what they said. Since these elites wrap themselves in hypocrisy, they can prattle to themselves but I can ignore them.

Vincent Causey
July 11, 2021 12:32 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we are sliding into a form of feudalism.

July 11, 2021 3:27 am

but theyre all so “special”
frankly more the short bus sorta special!!

July 11, 2021 1:32 pm

Griund there Jets.
It aint rocket science.

Steve Fitzpatrick
July 11, 2021 3:05 pm

Generally falls in the category of “evil and stupid”. These people must be ignored.

July 11, 2021 7:47 pm

Saving the world … one glass of milk and cookies at a time. Truthfully, I don’t begrudge the man his wealth, or how he legally got it, good luck to him, I wish I was as wealthy. But he can shove his green advice, credentials and ‘plans’. We tolerate you, Bill, best if you shut-up.

Craig W
July 12, 2021 4:16 am

Meanwhile, enviro-greenie Sir Richard Branson flew to space because he wanted to.

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