Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Tackle The Climate Crisis
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to protect the planet and fight climate change.
Sharing the news in an Instagram post today, Bezos explained the money will be available to “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world.”
“We can save Earth”
“I’m thrilled to announce I am launching the Bezos Earth Fund,” he wrote, “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.”
“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.”
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The billionaire has faced criticism for the low taxes that his company pays, and also for the treatment of workers at Amazon warehouses.
The company was listed on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s 2019 list of the most dangerous employees in the US. Six deaths were reported at Amazon warehouses between November 2018 and April 2019.
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