Jeff Bezos pledges $10Bn to fight climate change

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Not entirely sure i'd trust giving such large amounts of money to the crackpot activists - like the current crop digging up a college garden in Cambridge :rolleyes:
Also, as far as guaranteed threats go, i'd imagine the threat from asteroid strikes is somewhat more pertinent than this particular set of predictions.


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Not entirely sure i'd trust giving such large amounts of money to the crackpot activists - like the current crop digging up a college garden in Cambridge :rolleyes:
Also, as far as guaranteed threats go, i'd imagine the threat from asteroid strikes is somewhat more pertinent than this particular set of predictions.


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Seems like Jeff doing some virtue signalling to me! It's all a tax write off anyway ...
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Seems like Jeff doing some virtue signalling to me! It's all a tax write off anyway ...
Ha, thats the fun thing when it comes to the uber wealthy donating anything. It becomes rather hard to know for certain whether its for little more than a tax write down or to actually do some good. Call my a cynic, but im inclined to say this is simply to get people off of his back - given his entire business model is built on the back of exploitative industries.
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He who feeds the crocodile the most does so hoping to be the last one to be eaten.

That's why we'll never have the Washington Post reporting on working conditions at Amazon warehouses, innit?
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Given that his grants include activists i can't say i'm enthralled. People like Elon Musk are far more deserving of our praise on climate issues (electric vehicles, solar power).

The real problem we have in the long term is not the grid or transport but rather what we can replace plastic with. That is what his money should be funding in addition to slapping solar panels all over the roofs of his warehouses.
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Given that his grants include activists i can't say i'm enthralled. People like Elon Musk are far more deserving of our praise on climate issues (electric vehicles, solar power).

The real problem we have in the long term is not the grid or transport but rather what we can replace plastic with. That is what his money should be funding in addition to slapping solar panels all over the roofs of his warehouses.
The irony being the minerals required for these things are mined in an incredibly destructive manner, are awful for the environment and require a huge amount of energy to make in the first place.
As to replacing plastic, i am highly dubious we could, or should, find any complete replacement for it. Especially given climate change or not, there is literally no way the planet can ever stop using oil - and it most definitely should not try tbh given the enourmous benefits it provides in terms of quality of life, medicine etc.
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