Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Bill Gates’ predictions for 2023: From future pandemics to climate change

Since this is already the tradition, Bill GatesMicrosoft’s founder has published his Prediction for the year 2023 And although many are encouraging, Tycoon warns of some issues that should be kept in mind. And it is worth remembering that most of his predictions from previous years have come true.

Gates began his writing by noting that the war in Ukraine “is inflicting terrible pain on Eastern Europe and driving up prices.” food and energy prices around the world”. This prompts rich countries to cut foreign aid, “partly because they need to spend more on the military, electricity subsidies and support for refugees displaced by war”. inflation It is increasing and economic growth is slowing down”Warned the founder of Microsoft.

In addition, Gates noted that “climate change is causing more frequent extreme weather events.” Similarly, in the political sphere, the tycoon warned about polarisation, especially in the United States. “The only other period in my life that felt so turbulent was the 1960s,” he concluded in his introduction.

the coming pandemic

In regards to the pandemic, Gates focuses on Vaccines against Covid-19 They provide complete immunity. And that, as he recalls, the vaccines used at this time “only reduce the chance of getting sick or dying”, but not that the person becomes infected.

This Is Why the Tycoon Asks for a “Still” more money, “These are difficult scientific puzzles to solve, and every moment counts in this race against microbes,” he insists.

In form of polioGates points out that COVID-19, extreme weather and war have made it very difficult for vaccines to reach populations, which slows their elimination.

In fact, he points out, between 2019 and 2021, coverage of all childhood vaccines, including polio, fell by the largest margin in nearly three decades. However, matters escalated. In 2021 this disease paralyzed only 6 children worldwide and in 2022 30 children were paralyzed.

Nevertheless, due to scientific progress and increasing commitment to scientific research, Gates believes “The world is a little more prepared for the next pandemic”,

Climate change

As for the health of our planet, the billionaire warns that “if we don’t reach net zero emissions, our grandchildren will grow up in a world that is dramatically worse.”

But the challenge is not an easy one. According to his forecast, “Getting to zero will be the hardest thing ever done by man, We need to revolutionize the entire material economy: how we work, move around, produce electricity, grow food and keep ourselves warm and cool in less than three decades.”

To achieve this goal, Gates is directly targeting markets and governments to provide incentives to create new zero-carbon technologies. “Unfortunately, in short-term goals, we are running low, Between 2021 and 2022, global emissions actually increase from 51 billion tonnes to 52 billion tonnes.

good prediction

There is also room for good predictions in his analysis. On climate change, he said that “we are much further along than we predicted a few years ago when it comes to companies investing in zero-carbon advances.”

And when it comes to health issues, Gates is optimistic about new approaches that may help with health problems. HIV treatment and new artificial intelligence technologies that could help save the lives of mothers and babies.

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