4 min read.Updated: 29 Sep 2019, 11:22 PM ISTManu Joseph
Gates is practical and uses science to find solutions, while Thunberg is an endearing pied-piper
Over the past few days, many of us paid attention to two people who have the same goal. One is a loveable 16-year-old Swedish girl who believes the world is going to end, for which she holds capitalism responsible; and the other is a billionaire whose wealth equals about one-fifth of Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP). Greta Thunberg has become the mascot of climate-alarm; Bill Gates is a hero from another time, once a mascot of much happier things, and “the only person on this earth who I’ve never heard complain about his wife", a baffled man says in the new documentary, Inside Bill’s Brain, that was released on Netflix a few days ago.