Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced a massive new campaign to help save the Earth from climate change. The world’s richest man has announced he is launching the Bezos Earth Fund with $10 billion of his own money to kick things off.
He announced the initiative in an Instagram post, in which he stressed that “climate change is the biggest threat to our planet.” He said the Bezos Earth Fund will provide grants to scientists, activists, non-governmental organizations, and other campaigns that fight the impact of climate change.
“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,” he said. “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.”