Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told the audience how he is reducing his carbon footprint during a recent AMA session. Earlier, Gates wrote in his new book: "It's true that my carbon footprint is absurdly high."
The Microsoft founder responded to questions from Reddit users in a recent session called Ask Me Anything (AMA). Speaking to the audience, he answered how each of us can reduce our own carbon footprint, and described how he changed his lifestyle to do it.
According to Bill Gates, he drives electric cars, uses solar panels in his house, and sometimes eats synthetic meat. "I don't think the poorest countries will be eating synthetic meat. I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef," Gates said.
Besides, Gates buys biofuels, plans to fly less after the coronavirus pandemic ends, and is also investing in companies that are developing alternative heating systems for homes.
"The agriculture sector is important. With more productive seeds, we can avoid deforestation and help Africa deal with the climate difficulty they already face. It is unclear how cheap biofuels can be, but if they are cheap, it can solve the aviation and truck emissions."
In early 2021, it became known that the Breakthrough Energy venture fund, founded by Bill Gates, closed the second round of investments for $1 billion. According to the fund's plans, this money will support several dozen start-ups in the field of green technologies. As the entrepreneur noted, innovation for him is the ability to provide services to everyone while avoiding carbon emissions.