[Ed. – Climate alarmists sound the most foolish when they prescribe solutions that override natural events.]
On the issue of climate change, Gates predicted that for countries like Africa — which are “completely dependent on the rain coming” — climate change presents a “threat to … survival.”
He also predicted “millions of deaths because of climate change between now and the end of the century.” He said a significant portion of that count will be in “very, very poor countries, because of the subsistence farming.”
He explained that in Africa in the past, for example, failed harvests occur about once every 12 years.
With climate change, Gates predicted the failed harvest rate will be closer to one in four.
Wallace asked Gates about the growing backlash in Washington against big tech.
“Yes, the government should be talking to these companies about what they do,” said Gates, addressing the merits of Washington’s contention that big tech is exhibiting political bias and is doing too little to protect user privacy.
Gates encouraged the current players in big tech to learn from the naiveté of his early years, during which he “bragged” about not having an office in Washington D.C. — a decision he said he “later came to regret.”