Bill Gates Proposes Carbon Taxes at World Economic Forum

Microsoft founder Bill Gates suggested an aggressive carbon tax while speaking at the World Economic Forum.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Tech CEO Bill Gates spoke at the World Economic Forum Wednesday and suggested carbon taxes, according to the video posted by The Gateway Pundit.
  • Gates suggested that if “rich countries” already have these policies and “middle-income countries” have to be forced to change to do their part.
  • The Microsoft founder admitted that some countries won’t succeed but that regardless the plan to offset carbon footprints needs to see some traction.
  • Gates has been linked to many of WEF’s efforts and has pledged money in partnership with the WEF to “equitably respond to future epidemics and pandemics,” according to MSN News.
WHAT GATES SAID:
  • Gates said that “The rich countries have to play a central role, both funding RND and having policies, in some cases carbon taxes will be used to drive the demand for these clean products.”
  • He continued, “Only by doing that in an aggressive way will the economic costs be brought down enough that we can turn to all the middle-income countries and say ‘OK, change your whole cement industry, change your whole steel industry.’”
  • “The number of companies working on these things is very exciting,” Gates proclaimed.
  • “Some of them will fail, a lot of them will fail,” but asserted “we only need a reasonable number, a few dozen of them to make it through and that’s what we have to accelerate.”
BACKGROUND:
  • World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab has written extensively on the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” or something commonly called “The Great Reset.” 
  • The WEF’s website addresses “the great reset” and cites changes made as a result of COVID-19 as causing a serious increase in interest in their plan.
  • WEF’s website outlines a utopian-style future, slated to take place in 2030, where AI runs the household and the roads and technology is front and center, including in the human brain.