By Daniel Levi
In August 2020, we wrote about Bill Gates after an unearthed video showed him talking about using new vaccines for population control. However, it didn’t take long before the fact-checkers called the video misinformation and fake news.
Fast forward a little over a year later, AP now confirmed the existence of the video. In a piece titled, “Bill Gates said health care and vaccines could reduce unsustainable population growth in a 2010 TED Talk, fact-checkers say,” Reuters, the Associated Press, and FactCheck.org, now confirmed what we’ve been saying all along.
Here is how Reuters explained the story:
“Gates was referring to the reduction of population growth, not the reduction of the population by 10 or 15%.”
The Associated Press describes it this way:
“The billionaire philanthropist has spoken about the benefits of slowing the rate of population growth, but he has not advocated killing people.”
But what did Bill Gates really say? At a 2010 TED Talk about reducing carbon emissions, Gates said that one of the factors contributing to high levels of carbon emissions is population growth and that better health care could help lower unsustainable population growth.
Gates said in a 2010 TED Talk “Innovating to zero!” that improving public health using vaccinations can reduce unsustainable population growth, and with it, lower carbon emissions.” Gates’ remark was part of a larger strategy to slow down population growth in order to reduce CO2 emissions. During the 2010 TED talk presentation, Gates also shared a mathematical formula that he believes could one day solve the climate change problem we are facing.
CO2 (carbon dioxide output) = P x S x E x C (= People x Services per Person x Energy per Service x CO2 per unit of Energy).
Looking at this from a larger context of the speech, Gates is talking about the need to reduce CO2 emissions by humans and he presents this formula for calculating how big these emissions are. Gates’s formula supports the mathematical rule that to get something to zero by multiplying you have to multiply it by zero.
The “P” in the formula stands for People. Gates is advocating for a reduction in the number of people on the planet “by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent using new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services. Rather than misrepresent what Mr. Gates said and take him out of context, below is the entire video and exact quotes from Mr. Gates.
“First, we’ve got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent …”
Could this probably explain why Bill Gates and his foundation have spent $4.3 billion to vaccinate 80 million children in third world countries? Shouldn’t sufficient food supply and clean drinking water be the first priority? What good is a healthy immune system if you’re going to die of starvation or be poisoned by your water?
Some experts object to Gates’s mathematical formula. For example, Professor Hans Rosling shows that people living in poverty have many children. Poor families suffer from high child mortality, and the largest population growth occurs where people are poor. He said saving poor children is an important factor in ending both poverty and population growth. He went on to say that the death of children is not holding back population growth. It is one of the reasons poor people still have many children.
Below is a video of Ted Gates’s presentation in 2010. Watch and listen to the video very carefully and draw your own conclusion.