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Jeff Bezos (Amazon) commits $10 billion to fight climate change

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    Jeff Bezos. Credit: Wikipedia

Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, who is also the richest man in the world, has announced $10 billion (about 9.2 billion) to fund the fight against climate change in the world.

And he will do it through the Bezos Earth Fund, an initiative that will issue grants to scientists, activists and other groups that take action against climate change. This climate fund will support the efforts of initiatives to fight what Bezos describes as 'the biggest threat to our planet' by scientists, foundations and NGOs.

Bezos himself said in Instagram: '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 tycoon has shown his will to work with other people to jointly expand upon known ways and explore new ones to fight against the devastating impacts of climate change. 'We can save the Earth. It's going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organisations and individuals', he stated.

Bezos added that his $10 billion dollar commitment will begin to be implemented this summer. 'Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let's protect it, together', he urged.

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