Jeff Bezos commits US$10 billion to fight climate change

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Jeff Bezos commits US$10 billion to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos, Amazon

17.2.2020

Jeff Bezos commits US$10 billion to fight climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , who has a stake in the company worth more than US$100 billion, said Monday that he plans to spend US$10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change .

Contact Published Monday, February 17, 2020 3:16PM EST In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks off stage after holding a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington to announce the Climate Pledge, setting a goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. On Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, Bezos said that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) SHARE NEW YORK -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest man, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change," Bezos said in the post. Amazon, the company Bezos runs, has an enormous carbon foodprint. Last year, Amazon officials said the company would work to have 100% of its energy use come from solar panels and other renewable energy by 2030. The online retailer relies on fossil fuels to power planes, trucks and vans in order to ship billions of items all around the world. Amazon workers in its Seattle headquarters have been vocal in criticizing some of the company's practices, pushing it to do more to combat climate change. Bezos said in the post Monday that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund. An Amazon spokesman confirmed that Bezos will be using his own money for the fund. Despite being among the richest people in the world, Bezos only recently became active in donating money to causes as other billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have done. In 2018, Bezos started another fund, committing $2 billion of his own money to open preschools in low-income neighbourhoods and give money to nonprofits that help homeless families. Bezos, who founded Amazon 25 years ago, has a stake in the company that is worth more than $100 billion. Related Stories Read more: CTV News

That should fix it....and if it doesn't, then we can all be assured that climate change is BS and nothing more than a cash grab from the governments This is awesome. You can’t get upset at anyone for committing ten billion dollars to combat climate change. Unreal that some people have found reasons to become upset at Jeff for this.

Great, pay employees better and taxes too! Or he can pay taxes like everyone else Commit and actually giving the money are 2 different things. People will go crazy to order from Amazon from this announcement. Bezos is a genius. Found some change in the couch did he 😂 Pay some taxes Jeff Ya ya me too. Sure.

He makes way more than that via exploitative labour laws Yeah, probably all in free shipping someone else will pay for.

Jeff Bezos commits $10-billion to fighting climate changeBezos, the world’s richest man, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the earth maybe he should start by cutting out his planet destroying company and we can go back to buying and supporting our local businesses That’s cute.. do more I just so happen to have a climate-fix box that I'm asking $10 billion for. If you give me the asking price I'll throw in the fuzzy dice.

Look at you Bezos earth. So great helping those poor neighborhoods even though you live in a rich neighbourhood. I am ecstatic. You’re the richest in the world & investing billions of your wealth. I hope your high carbon foot print globally improves. The earth needs you! Cleaning up the PR disaster of buying a $165,000,000 house is expensive!!!

Well shiiiit he live here too right? “Breaking news, Bezo’s leaves Earth to its demise. Begins new race of bald beings on mars” More money for a far left organization. Cool, when's he gonna start paying his taxes? I mean he could end homelessness in 15 US States, but let's flush it down the toilet just to virtue signal

Good business move given the criticism directed at him and Amazon. Unless he is investing in new technologies $9.9 billion will go unspent but he will get his money's worth and more in free PR and build a ton of brand loyalty. Is this that thing where go my he donates money to his own charity then claims it on taxes? I bet it is.

Climate change Whatever that is Why would a smart businessman donate that kind of money to a dubious movement?

Jeff Bezos commits $10-billion to fighting climate changeBezos, the world’s richest man, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect the earth maybe he should start by cutting out his planet destroying company and we can go back to buying and supporting our local businesses That’s cute.. do more I just so happen to have a climate-fix box that I'm asking $10 billion for. If you give me the asking price I'll throw in the fuzzy dice.

In his twisted mind, it’s just money that would have gone to his ex-wife.brianlilley brianrmitchell4 CBCNews *LeTs DoNaTe 7.7% oF mY WeAlTh t0 ClimAtE CHaNge S0 EvEryOnE FoRGetS I DOnt PaY MY TaXEs* I hope this is true JeffBezos . I’ve always wondered when will you step up to BillGates and WarrenBuffett when it comes to charity. This is truly wonderful! Next up, how about you elonmusk ?

I will rephrase headline. VIRTUE SIGNALLING BILLIONAIRE FLUSHES $10 BILLION DOWN THE TOILET. ClimateChangeHoax Now I see why his wife divorced him. Throwing money at the problem is useless, it’s the world mindset and economic model that must change. This is my opinion from world travels. Hes just putting money into political organizations to control the world tbh 🤔

Thanks Jeff. Perhaps we should look into env friendly packages. Also provide incentives for no returns! I can imagine a rich caveman 12,000 years ago at the end of the naturally occurring ice age thinking if I just throw some more money at this problem the ice and snow will stop melting. I presume he'll never use another gas car or plane again, and will never use anything made from oil-based products.

Bombardier sells train unit to Alstom SA for US $8.2BBombardier Inc. says it has reached a US$8.2-billion deal to sell its rail business to French train giant Alstom SA. Now TTC will have someone new to blame on late orders same plant different name Will Bonbardier be paying Canada back for all the bailouts JustinTrudeau gave them to keep jobs for Canadians? Ya I didn’t think so! I wonder how they will hide this many jobs lost . Are they going to give back the one billion dollars to the government for a bailout a few years ago.

Trumpo will be pleased. Mighty (ahem) generous considering the impact the company's one-day shipping policy has had on transportation emissions. P.S. Pay your taxes you corporate sponge. TAX WRITE OFF! Wonderful. And inspriring JeffBezos great investment for humankind. 🙏 Kudos to Jeff Bezos! He deserves his own custom made wall bed!

ArtisanPastry It's good that he participates, all the rich should do it Nah you got it wrong. Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight thegreatawakening CTVNEWS i would fucking guess so, the guy who single handily mastered home delivery via internal combustion engine. Think of the waste products from the packaging. But trash like CTV only report on evil oil

To distract from him not paying taxes? Bullying works

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Cc is a hoax imo Here come the shithead liberal comments. There I fixed it for you. If he only committed that money to famine or homelessness, neither would be an issue anymore. If he wants to throw money away to a useless cause im open for business He should have donated it to as many sick kids hospitals as he could.

What a waste of money for a non issue. About time you are doing something with all your money. Hopefully he didn’t give it to the liberal carbon tax scam Incredible!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Frighting the GOO would be a better investment, IMHO.

Alstom to acquire Bombardier Transportation for $8.2 billionBombardier has confirmed Alstom will acquire Bombardier Transportation for an enterprise value of $8.2 billion. City Halls everywhere have already approved the new contracts for more shitty trains too wow wouldya look at that wink wink I wonder what percentage of the 8.2B will be given back to the taxpayer, for all those years of funding they received from the federal and provincial governments. How about all that bailout money

Oh great, give the most deranged people in our society a billion dollars. I guess those protests in Canada aren't large enough for this 🤡 Ya, so, how much of that is he spending in Canada? Otherwise, it really means nothing to me. Just because you have money does not make you intelligent!!! Here again is a perfect text book example how a fool wasted his money on unicorn farts instead of helping important mankind issues!! This will bring many laughs for generations to come!!

Here come the shithead conservative comments. 10B investment to make money from the already $1.5 trillion “green” economy. Nothing to do with “climate change.” Anthropogenic driven climate change is a myth that only exists in computer models fed manipulated & conveniently “adjusted” data, & perpetually wrong “predictions.”

Perfect... we stop our useless Carbon Tax now! sunlorrie brianlilley WBrettWilson Throwing $$$ at a problem solves nothing. But it’s just a PR stunt anyway. Pay your taxes Commit to paying your fair share. Bezos launders 10 billion to some cause he has no intention of disclosing.

U.S. man pleads guilty over plot to obtain stolen TVs worth US$1MFederal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending a prison sentence of more than five years for a man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to obtain hundreds of stolen televisions worth more than US$1 million. Must have been smart TVs, and called police.



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