Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change, Planet's 'Biggest Threat'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Monday he would spend $10 billion of his own fortune to launch a global initiative to fight climate change. He is photographed here in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.

Amazon, the company Bezos founded and heads, has come under increasing scrutiny for its own carbon footprint.

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