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Bill Gates says ending COVID-19 pandemic 'easier' than solving climate change
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Microsoft co-founder and billionaire climate activist Bill Gates on Sunday claimed that eradicating climate change would be harder than ending the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gates, who has funneled millions into coronavirus relief efforts over the past year, told the BBC that ending the pandemic is "very, very easy" in comparison to the climate crisis, which will get worse unless governments worldwide aid in this effort.
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In fact, Gates said that funding a solution to climate change would "the most amazing thing humanity has ever done."
Currently, the world emits about 50 billion tonnes of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere each year. The goal is to lower emissions net zero, which means attaining an equal balance between the greenhouse gases that are put into the atmosphere and the greenhouse gases that are taken out.