“As dire as the pandemic is, climate change could be even worse,” he wrote on his blog.

In particular, according to Gates, in the next 40 years, mortality from an increase in temperature on Earth will be the same as from the consequences of coronavirus disease (14 people per 100 thousand population).

Moreover, by 2100 this figure will be five times higher, the entrepreneur believes.

To prevent an environmental crisis, he urged in the near future to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere and to involve science and innovation for this, as well as to ensure that the fight against this problem is also carried out in developing countries.

In November 2019, more than 11 thousand scientists from 153 countries signed a warning about the climate crisis on Earth.