The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, then dies having never really lived."
Bert was in absolute shock. Project 2020 completely failed to kill off humanity. His mastery in increasing tensions between countries didn't give way to WWIII. He scourged a entire country in fire and the humans managed to work together to get it under control. He tried to raze the Amazon Rainforest only for humans to get together and plant more trees. The asteroids that he sent to Earth either missed or weren't that effective to begin with and burned up on re-entry. Even his biochemical weapon, his most powerful weapon, fell victim to humans adapting to it. Even causing political tension didn't seem to phase humanity. Watching as the humans celebrated 2021, in the theater with everyone expecting Bert's plan to finally be complete, he had to swallow his pride and admit defeat. Humanity was a flawed species, but in these bleakest times, they managed to rise up to the occasion, and beat him. And if they could beat him and survive his onslaught, nothing can stop them.