Billionaire Bill Gates warned that in a few decades, humanity could face a catastrophe more devastating than the coronavirus pandemic. According to him, in order to avoid a crisis, it is necessary to act now.
The world in a few decades may face a global crisis, the consequences of which will be more devastating than the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote in his blog (fortune, according to Forbes Real-Time, $ 113.4 billion). “As dire as this pandemic is, climate change could be even worse,” said the billionaire.
He acknowledged that, amid the disaster caused by COVID-19, it is difficult to think about an issue like climate change today. But he stressed the need to act now to avoid a climate catastrophe.
Bill Gates offered to compare the mortality from COVID-19 and the predicted mortality caused by climate change. According to the data he cited, as of early August, more than 600,000 people died from coronavirus infection worldwide. On an annualized basis, the death rate was 14 for every 100,000 people.