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Why We Need Innovation, Not Just Insulation [ Bill Gates ]
Gates Notes 'blog ^ | January 24, 2010 | Bill Gates

Posted on 11/15/2010 3:55:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv

...We also need to focus on developing innovative technologies that produce energy without generating any CO2 emissions at all.

People often present two timeframes that we should have as goals for CO2 reduction -- 30% (off of some baseline) by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

I believe the key one to achieve is 80% by 2050...

If addressing climate change only requires us to get to the 2020 goal, then efficiency would be the key thing.

...the amount of CO2 avoided by these kinds of modest reduction efforts will not be the key to what happens with climate change in the long run...

If CO2 reduction is important, we need to make it clear to people what really matters -- getting close to zero...

...Slowing the growth of CO2 ppm is of course a good thing...

We should at the least fix market barriers and dysfunctions that prevent these gains from being realized. That's just being smart.

But it's not enough to slow the growth of CO2 given the strength of demand driven by the poor who need to get access energy.

No amount of insulation will get us there; only innovating our way to what is essentially zero carbon energy technology will do it. If we focus on just efficiency to the exclusion of innovation, or imagine that we can worry about efficiency first and worry about energy innovation later, we won't get there.

The world is distracted from what counts on this issue in a big way.
Why We Need Innovation, Not Just Insulation

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatesnotes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: billgates; bloggersandpersonal; demagogue; gatesfoundation; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 11/15/2010 3:55:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel
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2 posted on 11/15/2010 3:59:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gates is less intelligent than I thought. Some programming knowledge, one enormous contractual coup with IBM, and a lot of talent around him seems to sum it up...


3 posted on 11/15/2010 4:02:03 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SunkenCiv
Basically, Gates stated: ‘We need to starve trees and plants from the nutrients they need to survive.’

Putz.

4 posted on 11/15/2010 4:03:10 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"We should at the least fix market barriers and dysfunctions that prevent these gains from being realized. If we focus on just efficiency to the exclusion of innovation ... we won't get there." - Bill Gates

God is real, Bill.


5 posted on 11/15/2010 4:06:00 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: SunkenCiv

C02 has always naturally occurred here. What did they do about it 2,000,000,000 or so years ago when there was MORE OF IT? Imagine the massive die-offs and other problems that must have occurred when the ‘toxin’ Oxygen became more prevalent, with plant and animal species that depended on a atmosphere saturated with C02.

I know none of this matters, or is directly related to what Bill said. It’s just that our planet has changed drastically ever since it initially cooled and turned into something resembling what we know. Acting as if we can CHANGE it in some material way is just folly. What sucks is how they are willing to regulate our lives and extract wealth from us based on that foolish premise.

I’d like to find another planet to live on, or take a long vacation to while my fellow humans on Earth are so dammed stupid, they would actually buy into something like this.....


6 posted on 11/15/2010 4:06:38 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SunkenCiv; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; ...
Thanx SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 11/15/2010 4:07:23 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
And, of course, that would diminish the O2 the photosynthesis of those plants produce which we humans require.

Wait a minute. Isn't Billy Gates a Malthusian who believes we need to drastically cut the population of the earth?

Taking out the plants and lowering the O2 levels would be one way to do that.

8 posted on 11/15/2010 4:08:50 PM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Let's finish the job in 2012. U Pubbies stay strong!!)
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To: achilles2000
Gates is less intelligent than I thought.

The biggest factor was he was in the right place at the right time. All the technology and innovation he bought from others.

9 posted on 11/15/2010 4:15:51 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: SunkenCiv
From Wikipedia:

"Bill Gates' house is a large earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2) house is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.[1] In 2009, property taxes were reported to be US $1.063 million on a total assessed value of US$147.5 million.[2]"

10 posted on 11/15/2010 4:16:02 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

What we need is insulation from liberals who want to destroy the economy (and enrich a few, selected liberals) on the basis of junk science. I say send all those who think that globull warming is caused by man to live in Antarctica and Greenland. They will become believers in God real soon and start praying for globull warming to hurry up and arrive.


11 posted on 11/15/2010 4:31:48 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: KoRn; SunkenCiv
Climatism!:
Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic
- by Steve Gorham

12 posted on 11/15/2010 4:42:22 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: SunkenCiv

“We also need to focus on developing innovative technologies”

We did, nuclear power has been around for decades. What we need to do is develop innovative ways to rid society of envirowackos.


13 posted on 11/15/2010 4:44:34 PM PST by epithermal
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To: Moonman62

Well, I don’t begrudge him his financial success, but he is a good example of the phenomenon that Tevya sings about in Fiddler On The Roof (If I Were a Rich Man: “When you’re rich they think you really know...”).

That Gates could write this piece in light of all we know about the global warming fraud is astonishing. Of course, he has demonstrated an inability to get beyong the bromides of his “experts” in his education philanthropy, too.


14 posted on 11/15/2010 4:49:56 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SunkenCiv
Junior is just waiting for somebody else to invent something that he can steal.

The Microsoft Motto: Adopt, Extend, Extinguish.

15 posted on 11/15/2010 4:54:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: achilles2000

I used to think he was a balanced, sane person too.

Just goes to show how wrong we were.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 5:00:34 PM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: decimon

I got mine, the little people can starve and freeze in their little huts, sincerely, Bill Gates.


17 posted on 11/15/2010 5:01:31 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Moonman62; SunkenCiv
> The biggest factor was he was in the right place at the right time.

Correct.

But fair is fair: Gates really was a very bright guy.

He was in some ways like Steve Jobs, but without any of Jobs' vision, charisma, or ability to attract brilliant people with the sheer force of great ideas.

Gates thought he could BUY brilliant people with lots of money, and for a while he could. But brilliant people don't stay "bought" in an atmosphere run by the likes of Ballmer. Sadly, Microsoft these days is a hollow shell of what it was. I hope they survive long enough that I get to see the successor to WindowsNT.

18 posted on 11/15/2010 5:14:49 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
> The Microsoft Motto: Adopt, Extend, Extinguish.

EMBRACE, Extend, Extinguish.

"Embrace" : "to draw to oneself with crushing force". :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend_and_extinguish

19 posted on 11/15/2010 5:20:28 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: boop
I got mine, the little people can starve and freeze in their little huts, sincerely, Bill Gates.

I think people are noticing that too many of the advocates for using less are those with huge houses and a penchant for traveling the world by jetliner.

20 posted on 11/15/2010 5:21:04 PM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee Bill we already have the technology to produce energy without CO2 ...it’s called nuclear power.


21 posted on 11/15/2010 5:21:12 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: The Great RJ

The new Scientific [sic] American [sic] has a cover article on the need to rebuild the nation’s electrical grid, and makes a casual aside in reference to the need for nuclear power for that reason. :’)


22 posted on 11/15/2010 6:09:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You forgot Coerce, Coopt, Crossdevelopment agreement. ;’)


23 posted on 11/15/2010 6:14:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: epithermal

The way to do that have been around since the invention of flint weapons.


24 posted on 11/15/2010 6:15:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’d settle for dropping them into a live volcano.


25 posted on 11/15/2010 6:17:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Stick to software, Bill. You clearly don’t know squat about Thermodynamics.


26 posted on 11/15/2010 6:57:31 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: decimon
And, unfortunately, the mega rich seem to be atheists/humanists concerned with "too many" people on the planet. Shhhh.... too many "colored" people.

OTOH, I actually DO applaud Gates' immunization programs.

27 posted on 11/15/2010 7:14:20 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: achilles2000

The elitist “smart people” put all their eggs in the global warming basket. They are not so smart.

If Gates has technology to replace the use of oil, lets see it. Otherwise he can sit down and shut up until he does.


28 posted on 11/15/2010 9:42:09 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: dayglored

“He was in some ways like Steve Jobs, but without any of Jobs’ vision, charisma, or ability to attract brilliant people with the sheer force of great ideas. “

trust me, you don’t want to know what Steve Jobs has to say about climate change.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 11:41:54 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Microsoft stock value:

November 2000 - $25.00

November 2010 - $25.00

Great job, Bill, with that innovation thing.


30 posted on 11/16/2010 12:00:02 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

:’)


31 posted on 11/16/2010 7:48:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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