Bill Gate, one of the richest people in the world and the founder of Microsoft, who attended the panel on climate held by The New York Times in the USA, claimed that planting trees is not beneficial.
The famous billionaire, who previously claimed that he could reduce methane gas emissions by encouraging artificial meat, this time said, “I am not planting trees. The benefits of planting trees are still unproven. “Only fools believe that trees are good for the climate,” he said.
So much so that 35-year-old young investor Merritt Jenkins made a name for himself with a project on robotic forestry that aims to cut down trees and bury them underground, thus reducing carbon emissions.
It was later revealed that the leading funders of Jenkins were Breakthrough Energy and its owner Bill Gates.