Tuesday, February 23, 2021

What Bill Gates is Really Up To


Bill Gates is out with a new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

He is hitting the talk show circuit promoting the book and the idea that the planet is headed for a major climatological disaster that will end the human species.

Setting aside as to whether or not there is some climatological disaster developing, Gates' book should really be named "How I Plan to Make Even More Billions By Getting Governments to Fund Every Mad Scheme I Have Invested In".

Gates would like for you to think of him as the sweater-wearing billionaire next door.

The only association he lists on his LinkedIn page is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


In reality, he is running vast enterprises in many sectors of the economy.

He has even invested in a company that is trying to produce lab-made "breast" milk.

He is now the owner of more farmland than anyone else in the United States:


No doubt the plan is to turn the land into producing crops that will be the ingredients of the fake hamburgers that he says rich countries must adopt.

Since he runs his operations privately, it is difficult to know everything he is invested in but it appears that everything he is promoting that is visible (along with his demands for government action) is usually tied up with massive personal investments made by him.

One sector where he has vast investments, that may be too difficult to hide since he has brought on too many billionaire buddies as partners, is the energy sector. With so many partners, something might leak so he is being a bit transparent about these investments.

He even mentions offhandedly his energy enterprise, Breakthrough Energy, in his new book and reports how he roped in his billionaire pals to join him, curiously, just before the Paris Agreement was signed:

In September, two months before the Paris conference started, I emailed two dozen wealthy acquaintances, hoping to persuade them to commit venture funding to complement the government's new money for research. Their investments would need to be long-term - energy breakthroughs that can take decades to develop – and they would have to tolerate a lot of risk. To avoid the potholes that the venture capitalists had run into, I committed to help build a focus team of experts who would vet the companies and help them navigate the complexities of the energy industry.

I was delighted by the response. The first investor said yes in less than 4 hours. By the time the Paris conference kicked off two months later, 26 more had joined, and we had named it the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Today, the organization now known as Breakthrough Energy includes philanthropic programs, advocacy efforts, and private funds that have invested in more than 40 companies with promising ideas.

Note he is clearly talking about investments here and not non-profit donations. 

So just who might be in this group that Gates summoned via email to send checks?

Breakthrough Energy lists as among its investors:

  • Jeff Bezos, (founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post)
  • Saudi billionaire HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
  • Michael Bloomberg, founder and owner of Bloomberg News
  • Richard Branson
  • The manager of the largest hedge fund in the world, Ray Dalio
  • Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linked-In
  • Abigail P. Johnson, chairman of the parent company of the Fidelity mutual fund company 
  • Jack Ma of Alibaba Group
  • David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group
  • Ben & Lucy Ana Walton (WalMart)
It is quite the list. With this group as part of his investment team, he has some pretty serious players who now have an incentive to not promote a narrative about climate change that is different from that of Gates.

Oh, and by the way,  Breakthrough Energy has ten senior "policy advocates." Yes, ten, including the following who are all Washington D.C. based:
  • Allison Zelman, Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, has worked in three Presidential cycles, in senior roles on the Hillary Clinton campaign and both Obama Presidential campaigns. She founded the Obama Alumni Association and lives in Washington, D.C.
  • Conor Hand, Manager, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, among other work has done stints with Bernie 2016, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
  • Robin Millican, Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, was a senior strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Abigail Regitsky, Senior Associate, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, was professional staff for the majority on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
  • Cristina Shoffner, Associate, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, worked as policy advisor to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate Democratic Leadership and prior to her Senate work, she was appointed to the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama.
Got the picture? From this one Gates operation alone, there is a massive high-level influence operation promoting the Gates "the world is coming to an end" theme with a slew of billionaires backing the operation.

Here are the firms Breakthrough Energy has publicly disclosed it has investments in:
  • 1366 Technologies, a solar wafer company
  • 75F, a smart sensor company
  • Arnergy, replaces foosil fuel generators with modularized solar +lithium ion storage systems in emerging markets
  • Baseload Capital, invests in sustainable heat power plants
  • Biomilq, cultured breastmilk production
  • Boston Metal, produces steel with less CO2 emissions
  • C16, produces sustainable alternatives to palm oil using biotechnology
  • Carbon Cure, decarbonizes concrete
  • CommonWealth Fusion Systems, fusion energy
  • DMC,  microbial fermentation
  • enVerid, an air quality company
  • ESS, specializes in a "cleaner future"
  • Fervo Energy, a geothermal energy company
  • Form Energy, long duration energy storage
  • KoBold Metals, increases "ethical" supply of battery storage
  • Lilac Solutions, transforming lithium production from brine resources to enable exponential growth of electric vehicles
  • Malta, grid scale energy storage
  • Max, building technology infrastructure and financial services for urban mobility in Africa
  • Motif, A food ingredients company offering sustainable alternative proteins and ingredient solutions for innovative food producers
  • Natel Energy, Delivering sustainable, reliable, renewable energy from moving water with innovations that restore and reconnect watersheds
  • Natures Fynd, a food tech company producing a new-to-the-world sustainable protein
  • Pachama, unlocking the full potential of forests to remove carbon using AI and satellites
  • Pivit Bio,  a new source of nitrogen for regenerative agriculture
  • Quantumscape, reinventing the battery for electric vehicles
  • Quidnet, powers the carbon-free electric grid with long duration Geomechanical Pumped Storage
  • Redwood, building a sustainable future by creating circular supply chains, turning waste into profit and solving the environmental impacts of new products.
  • Sierra Energy, "The path to zero waste"
  • Source, perfect water for every person in every place by making drinking water an unlimited resource around the world. 
  • SparkMeter offers grid-management solutions that enable utilities in emerging markets to run financially-sustainable, efficient, and reliable systems. 
  • ZeroAvia, "the first practical zero-emission aviation powertrain."

Just take a look at the above list again, Gates has every possible anti-fossil fuel angle covered.

Every time, he is promoting his climate disaster because of fossil fuels theme, he is pushing spending in the direction of the companies above.

I can't even imagine the amount of money he is pumping into these companies with his crony buddies. Remember, Gates alone is worth $129 billion. It would be nothing for him to pump in a billion dollars on his own. Combined with his buddies, it must be an enormous amount of money.

And who knows what Gates has invested in other sectors where he feels no pressure to disclose.

I have no problem with a guy making investments wherever he wants, that is the American way. But when such an investor attempts to sway governments to move the entire world, through regulation, in a direction that will benefit him that is a different story. It appears we are at the "different story" stage when it comes to Bill Gates.

-RW

9 comments:

  1. We could say he's just trying to make money, but it looks to me like he is investing in accordance with his beliefs. I think he believes climate change is a real threat and fossil fuels are creating that threat so he is trying to advance alternative energy solutions.

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    1. That's not the problem. The problem is that he is trying to force the entire world to central plan the economy in line with his perspective--and as a "side" consequence it will benefit him personally to the tune of multi-trillions.

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    2. Wags, given the wealth that is at stake for those invested in climate change, it is naive to think that there is some virtue attached to controlling the climate. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qxZInIyOBXk

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    3. Bill Gates strategy of fear mongering to enhance his vaccine investments has proven successful and he appears to be implementing the same strategy in the energy field. However, energy is a much larger and more complex market and is populated with significant players. He is clearly an enemy of individual liberty but he is more a symptom than a cause.

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  2. It goes unnoticed but those making claims for Global Warming/Climate Change "always" neglect to cite the science they claim represents the narrative they are advancing. There is a reason why...

    97% of scientists support Man Made Climate Change (?): Cook et al (2013). Except Cook says only 32.6 % of studies published between 1991 - 2011 claims man is responsible for climate change (but represents 97% of the studies that definitively claims man is or is not responsible for climate change). 66.4% of the studies published make no claim for or against man made climate change.

    Who is the leading theorist for Man Made Climate Change? Michael E. Mann of Penn State University, lead member of the Climate Research Unit, which is the lead organization of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was the co-winner of 2007 Nobel Prize along with Al Gore. Mann's research, Mann, Bradley and Hughes (1998, 1999) is the foundation of the scientific argument for Global Warming and is known as the Hockey Stick study.

    Unfortunately MB&H has been criticized by statisticians Stephen McIntyre and (former president of the Royal Statistical Society) David Hand for faulty statistical methodology which exaggerates it's results. Mann has a nasty habit of suing those who disagree with him and the Canadian Supreme Court recently sided with Climate Scientist Timothy Ball by dismissing Mann's libel suit and ordered Mann to pay Ball's court costs. The court ordered Mann to submit his math to the courts for review and he refused...

    Finally there is the research of Jan Esper, Esper et al (2012, 2014). Esper shows recent temperatures easily falls within the range of normal temperatures when viewed against a mean established from a 2,000 year timeline. Both Roman and Medieval periods were as warm or warmer than recent temperatures. Espers data parallel both Ball's work and the IPCC's data from the 1980's.

    If you actually take the time to look at the science the argument for Climate Change representing an existential threat to life on earth is absurdly weak at best. It is not a stretch to suggest this is an attempt of the wealthy elite to abandon the democratic reform of the past three centuries and return to a neo-feudal system where they are in power and rule over us for our own good (sic). They are counting that nobody will examine their claim of scientific support for their largely debunked theory.

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  3. Microsoft was successful because Bill figured out a way to turn what was mostly a product for engineers and hobbyists and into something that everyone bought, then into something that everyone needed. A businessman who thinks like that might eventually arrive at vaccines. Vaccine salesmen would love to have their product installed standard at the factory on every new unit that ships, like windows on a PC.

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  4. Gates funded EcoHealth who funded virus. Tons of DoD US Aid $$$

    https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database/Grants/2020/08/INV-002838

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4104828

    https://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/peter-daszaks-ecohealth-alliance-has-hidden-almost-40-million-in-pentagon-funding/

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  5. My guess is that he wants to re-wild much/all of that farm land. That's what the agendas call for. To return agricultural lands to the wild. Remember Bill Gates also promotes population reduction (what used to be called eugenics) so there won't be as much farm land required.

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    1. A very accurate point Jimmy. His calling as he sees it is all about ways to innocuously reduce the human foot print on the planet.

      He sees no issue with creating famine or attrition by vaccine. He will be looked at from a not to distant future as a contemporary of Stalin, Hitler and other mass killers in the millions.

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