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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledges over $13B to fund fight against climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged over $13 billion to help fight climate change, he said today.

The world’s richest man and owner of The Washington Post posted on Instagram to say he’d funnel some of his gigantic $170 billion fortune into projects run by scientists and activists.

“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” he said.

“I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.”

Today, I’m thrilled to announce I am launching the Bezos Earth Fund.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share. This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs — any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world. We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ - Jeff

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He added: “We can save Earth.”

Bezos said he will start disbursing the money in the summer.


He concluded: “Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.⁣⁣⁣”



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