Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change

(New York Times, 17 Feb 2020) The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts.

SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest man, said on Monday that he was committing $10 billion to address the climate crisis in a new initiative he called the Bezos Earth Fund.

The effort will fund scientists, activists and nongovernmental organizations, he said in a post on Instagram. Mr. Bezos, who has been pushed by Amazon employees on climate issues, said he expected to start issuing grants this summer.

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

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New York Times, 17 Feb 2020: Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion to Address Climate Change