It certainly helps when you have more than $1 billion available to invest in trying to make a difference but I think Bill Gates does need to be commended for the way he has managed to articulate the real reason why climate change matters ... Music to my ears and definitely well thought out strategic philanthropy
I think this issue is especially important because, of all the people who will be affected by climate change, those in poor countries will suffer the most. Higher temperatures and less-predictable weather would hurt poor farmers, most of whom live on the edge and can be devastated by a single bad crop. Food supplies could decline. Hunger and malnutrition could rise. It would be a terrible injustice to let climate change undo any of the past half-century’s progress against poverty and disease—and doubly unfair because the people who will be hurt the most are the ones doing the least to cause the problem.