Open Letter To Bill Gates
By Gunther Ostermann
25 February, 2010
Dear Bill Gates, recently the prominent scientist Stephen Hawking warned humanity that “we’re acting with reckless indifference to our future on Planet Earth.”
Your dream in cutting CO2 to zero by 2040 is praiseworthy, but much more than that needs to be done to save our planet, and it’s just not happening. Since several attempts to contact you previously have failed, I’m trying with this open letter to reach you, as it is urgent, since, as Stephen Hawking also said earlier “the Doomsday Clock advanced to five minutes to midnight.”
I’ve been orbiting (involuntary and for free J) the sun since 1935, and have researched the causes of our problems, and sought to learn if there are possible solutions, for as long as you’ve been alive.
I invite you to look through my telescope as I am, until proven otherwise, a modern day Galileo, ignored and maybe silently ridiculed. You’ll find some of my thoughts on the Internet, but these are only appetizers.
Should you decline to meet me privately, I then ask you to a public debate where, should you be the looser, you will spend three hundred thousand dollars, to a project that is needed to allow other people to look through my telescope. I do not want your money. Personally, I know nothing; I’m just stepping on the shoulders of giants and consolidate their genius.
However, to be fair, should I loose this debate, my loss will be one dollar, as this is about the relative worth between us.
You know Bill, we have much to learn. I heartily embrace the humble and honest admission by the late physicist John Wheeler “we do not know the first thing about the universe, about ourselves, and about our place in the universe.”
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