Bezos targets climate change

World's richest man says he'll spend $10 billion to help fight climate change. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will begin giving grants to scientists and others, starting this summer.

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February 18, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon on Sept. 25, 2019. Photo by Andrej Sokolow/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 person, said in an Instagram post 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.

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