Gates with Evan Greenberg,
the president and CEO of
global insurance giant Chubb Limited.
Bill Gates on Friday told his
fellow billionaires that more needed to be done to combat
climate change during an address at the annual Sun Valley conference
With many of his fellow captains of industry, entertainment and
technology having flown in by private jet, Gates told them the
problem was real.
The busy private jet traffic on Tuesday saw the U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration bring in restrictions on air traffic
control, temporarily banning other planes from the country's West
Coast to as far as Michigan and Canada from departing.
Gates has in the past defended his use of private jets, insisting he
took steps to mitigate their damage.
While promoting his book
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
in February, Gates said:
'I am offsetting my
carbon emissions by buying clean aviation fuel and funding
carbon capture and funding low cost housing projects to use
electricity instead of natural gas and so I have been able to
eliminate it and it was amazing to me how expensive that was,
that cost to be green... we've got to drive that down.'
attended the 37th annual gathering without his estranged
wife Melinda, following their May divorce announcement.
Jeff Bezos' Gulfstream G650
could be seen arriving at Idaho's Friedman Memorial Airport on
Bezos was spotted on Thursday at the event
with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.
Private jets are seen lined up
at the air field in Sun Valley on Wednesday,
where a discussion on climate change
was held on Friday.
On Thursday he was seen strolling the grounds of the Idaho resort
with Evan Greenberg, president and CEO of insurance giant
The pair were spotted near where he and other titans of tech, media
and industry gathered for lunch on Thursday - among them,