Our future depends upon champions to act. No longer can we wait as the Amazon fires burn. Today there are roughly 800 billionaires and some understand our plight. One example, Bill Gates, is funding fossil free energy sources shifting from vaccines to greater global environmental issues.
In a new report, the 34-member group, led by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva, concluded that $1.8 trillion in investment by 2030 concentrated in five categories—weather warning systems, infrastructure, dry-land farming, mangrove protection and water management—would yield $7.1 trillion in benefits. Chief among them are avoiding the costs of waiting too long.1
Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Turner, George Soros, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and others see the wisdom in green philanthropy. These leaders are investing into alternative energy technologies, biodiversity, green buildings, and numerous other ventures to promote our future prosperity. Critical is a blueprint to keep the temperatures down in our rapidly feverish global warming situation. Change can only be stimulated by those who can afford to take a risk for greater gain. Hopefully new innovative eco-developments will spurn hundreds of other billionaires to a green economic revolution. Our environmental economics are still in the infancy since we still take for granted our free air, water and land resources. The yearly cost of dumping on our earth cost us is in the trillions affecting the health and safety of billions of living things. This crisis requires an international green social security fund providing this planet with long term financial assurance investments. Such initiatives will minimize eco-terrorism and create future micro economic stimulus to fund such green infra-structure developments. Without some integrated world financial enterprises our quality of life is in jeopardy. Add up more people, consumption, degradation with less resources and time we are facing a dangerous situation due to human mismanagement and neglect.
Without this green awakening our future does not appear promising.