(RepublicanPress.org) – Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been a controversial figure for decades. He sparred with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over his anti-competitive business practices in the 1990s. He also often inserts himself into conversations about health care, a field he is not trained in. But, that’s only a small portion of his antics.
Throughout the course of the past year, he’s managed to dominate more than his fair share of air time on mainstream media outlets like CNN promoting his theory on ending the COVID-19 pandemic, sometimes putting him at odds with administration policies. For example, in March 2020, he called for a nationwide “extreme shutdown” spanning 6 to 10 weeks in direct contradiction to the Trump administration’s efforts to keep the nation’s economy open.
However, his latest effort to combat climate change’s effects may be his most controversial notion so far. He reportedly wants to dim the sun!
Bill Gates 2.0: Sun Wars
Newsweek reported on March 24 that Bill Gates is funding a project to study technology used to dim natural sunlight. Harvard University Professor Frank Keutsch is expected to head up the project, which is expected to begin later this year — despite warnings from other scientists that the use of that kind of technology should be a last resort effort.
Here’s how it’s supposed to work. In theory, a compound similar to chalk dust would be used to reflect sunlight into space. That chemical, calcium carbonate, would be blasted into the earth’s orbit to accomplish this task.
However, according to the Newsweek report, many experts believe the process would disrupt the earth’s natural processes. They say the use of that technology could lead to draughts and unpredictable weather patterns that could threaten global food supplies.
The likelihood of researchers successfully pulling off such an extreme measure remains unknown, and it’s hard to say whether or not the world’s governments would even permit it.
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