How climate scientists, activists, and NGOs want to spend Jeff Bezos’ money

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When Jeff Bezos — Amazon’s CEO and the richest person alive — announced his new $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund on Tuesday, he said he would start doling out that cash to scientists, NGOs, and activists as early as this summer. There aren’t a ton of details yet about what kind of charitable giving the Bezos Earth Fund will be focused on, but researchers and advocacy groups have a few ideas for how all that green could be spent.

The Verge spoke with leading environmental organizations and scientists about what that $10 billion could accomplish. While it represents just under 8 percent of Bezos’ net worth, the sum alone is 10 times as much as foundations across the globe gave in 2018 to try to stop climate change. In the US, just $500…

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