MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The world’s richest man is pledging ten billion dollars to fight climate change.
South Florida’s own Jeff Bezos said he will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists, and non-profits working to protect the earth.READ MORE: State Attorney General Asley Moody, FDLE Shut Down Fake COVID-19 Driver License Websites
He made the announcement on Instagram, posting “I want to work along-side others- both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change.”READ MORE: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre On Wednesday
His company, Amazon, which has a huge carbon footprint, has promised to only use renewable energy by 2030.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade AT&T Call Center Evacuated After Bomb Threat
His pledge accounts for about seven-point-seven percent of his wealth.