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agregime1
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Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
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Jeff Bezos said on Monday that he's giving $10 billion to fight climate change.

The Amazon CEO and richest man in the world announced he'd start the Bezos Earth Fund in a post on Instagram. He said he expects to start giving out grants this summer.

With an estimated net worth of nearly $130 billion, his pledge accounts for about 7.7% of his wealth.


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"Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos said in the post. "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."


The move follows pressure from Amazon employees to push the company to do more to fight climate change. More than 350 employees signed a Medium blog in January calling for net-zero emissions by 2030, among other requests.

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In September, Bezos announced Amazon's climate pledge to get the company carbon neutral by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2o30, and 100,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2030.

Bezos is the only American among the world's five richest people who has not signed the Giving Pledge, in which participants promise to give away more than half of their wealth during their lifetimes or in their wills, Business Insider's Paige Leskin wrote. His ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos signed the pledge in May.

His full Instagram post read:

"Today, I'm thrilled to announce I am launching the Bezos Earth Fund.???
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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. ???
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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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- Jeff"




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Earth is the one thing we all have in common


What about a-holes?


bad93ex
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
I am fairly certain this won't come out of his own pocket but will be created as another tax break for Amazon.


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
Does he get to virtue signal and take a tax deduction at the same time? Sweet


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i am dan
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
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Jeff Bezos said on Monday that he's giving $10 billion to fight climate change.


Are they using dollar bills to filter emmisions or something now?

How does paper money affect carbon emissions? Is this for stationary sources?

I don't understand.
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kywildcatfanone
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
He could do such good with that much money too. It's sad.


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RogerTheShrubber
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I'm committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer.


Sounds like he's being extorted.

But good for him


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geauxtigers456
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He could do such good with that much money too. It's sad.
People still deny climate change?


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
How did you get a picture of Nurse?


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Upperdecker
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
Bezos gave 7.7% of his wealth away bc he was pressured by 350 employees. If I was him I’d fire all 350 and replace them with MAGA enthusiasts


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
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Worlds richest man


first thought was...

" a harlem man known simply as......Tron."
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crewdepoo
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
Surly one of his accountants informed him that climate change is a hoax made up by the Chinese government
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ccomeaux
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
You’d think somebody able to amass that kind of wealth wouldn’t be that easily hoaxed.

Maybe Amazon is a word that means ‘there’s no way the massive nuclear reactor we orbit is controlling the temperature on the surface of the planet’
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
What’s he gonna do, kill off a bunch of Chinese and Indians?


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.
Genesis 8:22


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
Worlds richest man flushes $10B down the toilet



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xxTIMMYxx
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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
You really don't think that humans can change the climate?


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re: Worlds richest man donates $10B to... Climate Change
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More than 350 employees signed a Medium blog in January calling for net-zero emissions by 2030, among other requests.


is that supposed to be a big number for a company like Amazon?


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