World's Richest Man Pledges $10 BILLION to Climate Science.

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, has pledged the largest figure ever in the fight against man-made climate change.

To date, Bezos is worth an estimated US$130 billion despite his high-profile divorce last year.

The CEO and founder of Amazon.com posted this image to his Instagram account to declare the news that he is going to "fund scientists, activists, NGOs - any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve the natural world."

Jeff Bezos announced the Bezos Earth Fund on Instagram.

"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."

In September 2019, Bezos pledged for Amazon to become carbon neutral by the year 2040 with an additional 100,000 electric delivery trucks adding to their part in alleviating the climate crisis. 

This comes after a report on Amazon was released that detailed the companies 44.4 million metric tons of emissions in just 2018 alone. A number that is larger than some nations with over 30 million people.

Both a means of countering criticism that Amazon creates waste in postal packaging and its fleet of trucks with carbon dioxide emissions.

Jeff Bezos has announced the Bezos Earth Fund worth US$10 Billion

The money will be dispersed in grants going to projects deemed worthy by Bezos.

We know little details about the fund apart from it is known as the "Bezos Earth Fund" but stay tuned and we will follow where and who receives the funds on greenlighted projects.

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