Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to fight climate change

by Daniel Payne · Feb 17th, 2020 3:29 pm

Last Updated Feb 17th, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that he was pledging $10 billion, or roughly 8 percent of his immense fortune, to fight climate change, announcing to his followers on Instagram: "We can save the Earth."

The billionaire announced the creation of the Bezos Earth Fund on Monday afternoon, presenting it as a funding front for scientists, activists, and others looking to avert what scientists say is an upcoming environmental catastrophe.

Bezos has previously pledged to take Amazon carbon-neutral in 20 years, with a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.


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