Bezos Gives $791 million to Climate Activists, Another $9 billion Planned

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Every time you buy through Amazon or subscribe to Amazon streaming services, a small amount of your money goes to groups which actively oppose President Trump’s energy and climate policies.

Bezos makes first donations from $10 billion Earth Fund for fighting climate change

Amazon chief executive and owner of The Washington Post says climate change is most urgent issue facing the planet.

By Steven MufsonNovember 17, 2020 at 2:28 a.m. GMT+10

Jeff Bezos said Monday he is giving $791 million to 16 groups fighting climate change, the first grants from his Earth Fund, saying the money is “just the beginning of my $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists, NGOs, and others.”

Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, also bestowed money on groups concerned with environmental justice, including Dream Corps’ Green For All, the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, and the Solutions Project.

“I’ve spent the past several months learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world,” Bezos said in an Instagram post. “I’m inspired by what they’re doing, and excited to help them scale. … We can all protect Earth’s future by taking bold action now.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/11/16/bezos-climate-grants/

The Washington Post goes on to explain how the $100 million grant to the Environmental Defence Fund will be spent on a satellite monitoring system, to allow the group to identify and legally pursue methane leaks.

Obviously it is up to Bezos what he does with his own money. But I wonder how many jobs will be destroyed by Bezos helping the Environmental Defence Fund identify more methane leaks?

The petroleum industry is not just ultra rich oil tycoons with mansions and Cadillacs, there are also a lot of small operators just getting by, reeling from the economic impact of the Covid lockdown, struggling to pay the mortgage on their third hand equipment, giving their all to try to build a better life for their families and provide a steady income for their employees. Over zealous enforcement of methane standards will not help their situation.

152 thoughts on “Bezos Gives $791 million to Climate Activists, Another $9 billion Planned

  1. The GREEN puke police are coming to get you !

    Totalitarian socialist/marxism at its worst.

    Collaborators, apologists, informants…. just like in Germany in the 1930s,40s.

    • Utter nonsense, Fred. Try not to get so excited…

      I mean, every time you put gas in your car you are helping fund a thinktank working against climate science…

        • If griff is settled, that’s all that matters. Real science is never, ever settled. Sciencey dogma is, and that is good enough for him.

      • griff, as a former member of a major oil company (CONOCO) Technical Advisory Committee (the actual common name for thinktank) I can assure everyone else that we NEVER engaged in nefarious activities, those that were bad for people or environment, but good for the economic health of the company. Your comment “helping fund a thinktank working against climate science…” is a window into your dysfunctional state of mind.

      • I mean, every time you put gas in your car you are helping fund a thinktank working against climate science…

        Considering the garbage that passes as “climate science”, I do so wish your conspiracy fantasy was true. Sadly it isn’t. “big oil” is one of the biggest contributors to “climate science”.

          • with griff it is lowering the standard of those above.

            for now griff is thinks it is content at (what it considers) subsistence level living. just enough to get by.

            it does want free stuff, but the driving impetus is that others have better stuff and it doesn’t think they are more deserving than it is.

      • griff, old sport, perhaps you could explain in simple words why it’s necessary to FIGHT climate change, something that is physically impossible, which implies an ability to CONTROL the climate, which is also physically impossible, when these people who are FIGHTING something they can’t see, touch or directly experience can’t even control their own bowel movements.

        They’re only after cash. When is THAT going to sink in with you?

        • The phrase “Fight Climate Change”, in its myriad forms, has to be THE most idiotic thing to ever come out of the mouths of supposedly intelligent people. You might as well fight to keep the Earth from rotating on its axis, and from revolving around the sun.

      • One needs to get excited when people who have made a lot of money through business feel falsley that they are qualified to manipulate society on the strength of their wealth, and can use it to go against all the evidence that proves global warming to be a hoax. You can throw $100 billion at trying to stop the World going round, and it will not make an atom of difference. All it will do is deprive tens of thousands of people of their livelihoods, and set the world back generations. As a supporter of Capitalism, this I am afraid is one of the downsides of Capitalism.

        • Just imagine how much good groups like St. Jude’s, or Ronald McDonald House could do with just a fraction of that $10B.

      • “every time you put gas in your car you are helping fund a thinktank working against climate science”

        So, we must presume you don’t drive?

      • I see that griff can only respond to truth with lies.

        There are no think tanks that are funded by oil companies.

      • I reckon everyone should just ignore Griff/Lloydo, or at most write “Griff is wrong”.
        Perhaps he’s deliberately getting everyone to take the bait to fill the comments section with pointless guff, to distract people from the good stuff.

      • Don’t be so hard on griff – he always wanted to play American-style football for his Special Ed School in the UK but his family didn’t have money for the gear. Then one day griff came home with his head shaved for lice. That gave his mother an idea. She painted a football helmet on griff’s bald head and sent him off to play American-style football. Griff suffered massive brain trauma practicing in his painted-on helmet. At first, the coach didn’t notice because griff had always been “touched”, so griff continued to play and accumulate brain damage. Griff’s brain damage got to be so bad he started believing in the CO2 boogie-man, making stuff up, and babbling nothing but falsehoods and pure nonsense.

      • You have no “climate science griff

        STOP LYING !

        You can’t even support the very basis for the whole AGW FARCE

        Perhaps you could try , just once to answer these two questions’

        1… Do you have any empirical scientific evidence for warming by atmospheric CO2?

        2… In what ways has the global climate changed in the last 50 years , that can be scientifically proven to be of human causation?

        Or you could slither and ooze away, like the cowardly little piece of human excrement that you are.

      • Oh its Griff the paid shill! $1.45 for this post Griffy, at this rate you’d have been a millionaire except your idol sleepy Joe will be takin’ it all away in taxes,

      • You forgot the quotes, as in climate “science”. Because putting those two words together is the very definition of an oxymoron.

      • I am 62 and when I was young it was global cooling was going to kill us within ten years. Then in my forties it was global warming was going to kill us in ten years. Now it is climate change is going to kill us in ten years. They keep having to change their predictions because they never comer true. And why doesn’t the Paris Accords require the biggest polluter, China, to comply with the goals now instead of ten years from now?

  2. What Bezos says is a smoke screen. His cards are hidden. He is in a special club: one of the richest men in history. The members of that club have goals and desires that have nothing to do with “protecting the Earth’s future”.

    The Great Reset is a turn towards oligarchy, neo-Feudalism, control of land, capital, and economies by a handful of incredibly rich men and their vassals. Climate alarmism is a political tool towards that end, not an “existential threat” of environmental collapse.

    The oligarch elite know that. Bezos is not a fool. His money isn’t going to science or scientists; it’s going to political front groups, agitators, militants, and neo-revolutionaries whom he believes will further his real goals. They are his hired mercenaries. You can’t rule the world without an army.

    • Absolutely spot on Mike.
      Is he funding a China boycott ?
      No because that’s the source of most items Amazon flog.

      • “The ‘great reset’ is an alarmist, imaginary conspiracy theory”

        That’s a shameless lie right there.

        The Great Reset is officially proposed by the World Economic Forum this year, althought it’s not a new idea. Their leader, Klaus Schwab, wrote a book about it this year:

        https://www.amazon.com/COVID-19-Great-Reset-Klaus-Schwab/dp/2940631123

        “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.

        They’re having global conferences on it as we speak.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHRkkeecg7c

        They’re only openly talking about “Great Reset, redesigning capitalism, redesigning social contract” and other completely benevolent things, led by a James Bond villain, Blofeld… I mean, Klaus Schwab. The only thing he needs is a white cat on his lap.

        Remember their slogan from 4 years back?

        “You will own *nothing* And you will never have been happier”.

        • Klaus Schwab also had this little pearl, that the fourth industrial revolution would “lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity,”
          Ideal for lefties like Griff.

          • As a programmer who actually took part in an “Industry 4.0” project a couple of years ago, I need to disappoint the poor Bond villain. Discount Blofeld may think the Internet of Things (IoT) is so advanced but it is not. The interfaces are clunky, the “AI” is cumbersome, and in the end, you just get an app. Oh boy, an app! Truly, now we can go to the stars or breed with robots!

            If he “fuses his physical, digital and biological identity” with software designed by people, with all the bugs and quirks and bad design, he may find that his bowels suddenly are forcibly evacuating through his mouth. Not that it wouldn’t be an expected end for a Bond villain.

          • Issue of the day “is a turn towards oligarchy, neo-Feudalism, control of land, capital, and economies by a handful of incredibly rich men and their vassals. ”

            When has it ever been otherwise?

        • I find it ironic how one of the richest men in the world is going around praising the notion of owning nothing.

          If owning nothing was so great, he could easily achieve his personal nirvana by just giving away everything he owns.

      • The little griff LIAR doesn’t even read his own priests’ BS.

        So dumb and ignorant of anything actually happening.

        Such DENIAL.

        Lives in a little fantasy world of make-believe and mindless thought.

    • Well said Mike. Correct!

      More evidence, from the uneducated, unaccomplished man-child who is the Prime Minister of Canada:

      TRUDEAU AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER
      WATCH THIS VIDEO: https://twitter.com/i/status/1327657048415334400

      TOLD YOU SO, ONE YEAR AGO: Here is my warning, published one year ago in Fall 2019, before the Canadian election.

      THE LIBERALS’ COVERT GREEN PLAN FOR CANADA – POVERTY AND DICTATORSHIP
      October 1, 2019 – My paper, edited with the Financial Post but not published in that paper.
      wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/01/the-liberals-covert-green-plan-for-canada-poverty-and-dictatorship/

      THE RADICAL GREEN ROAD TO VENEZUELA – POVERTY, MISERY AND DICTATORSHIP
      September 20, 2019 – My original paper – By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.,
      wattsupwiththat.com/2019/09/20/the-radical-green-road-to-venezuela-poverty-misery-and-dictatorship/

      Previously posted:

      REGARDING THE FULL-GULAG COVID-19 LOCKDOWN SCAM – IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL DICTATORSHIP PLAN.

      POSSIBLE LEAKED ROADMAP FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE AGENDA
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKCTkLJbtT4&feature=youtu.be
      20 minute video – Premiered Oct 20, 2020.

      TO BE TRULY HUMAN IS TO BE TRULY FREE
      youtube.com/watch?v=69-RncI_A3U
      Last 2 minutes of the above video.

      • Barnes,
        Wow, you’re pessimistic, the advanced nations have newer methods. For a Pol Pot style insurrection…put in a few thousand troops to cut off food, arms, and paycheque supply to the insurrectionists, knowing that armies march on their stomachs and get local conscripts with higher army pay than locally available….then assassinate the leaders by drone strike….keep assassinating the new step-up wannabe leaders until nobody is willing to lead….insurrection finished….sounds murderous, actually saves thousands of lives if you start the drone strikes soon enough.

    • Issue of the day “is a turn towards oligarchy, neo-Feudalism, control of land, capital, and economies by a handful of incredibly rich men and their vassals. ”

      When has it ever been otherwise?

      • Feudalism ended with the rise of the middle class, and our self-styled elites have hated them for it ever since. Socialism leads to a systematic abolition of the middle class, which is why our self-styled elites love it so much.

    • Bezos is a climate hypocrite. He has a 29,000 sq. ft. mansion in Seattle, a $165 million mansion in Beverly Hills, $80 million apartments in NYC, a Texas ranch, and a mansion in Washington D.C. He also owns a Gulfstream G650ER private jet and a $400 million dollar, 136 METER, private yacht. How can ANYONE really believe that this phony is truly worried about the climate?

    • From now on I will fully boycott Amazon – I will do without rather than buy from any elitist who supports the New World Order.

      The “environment” and phony “climate change” alarmism have always been false fronts for a Marxist takeover of the last free countries on the planet.

      Amazon reportedly takes 30% of the revenue from those it sells for. That is a huge share of the profits, probably much more than the manufacturer makes.

      Amazon’s business model is simple and has no barrier to entry. Many other companies can compete in the same space. An organized boycott could soon put Amazon out of business.

      • Allan, by metering out the $10 Billion, Bezos can control the agenda. And his agenda is going to be “keep the cargo airplanes flying and the same day delivery trucks rolling”. It is very unlikely that his true agenda involves shutting down fossil fuels, instead will be making sure that his fuel supply is fully available. Virtue signalling helps his efforts to stay ahead of those greenies who would otherwise want to hinder his operation.
        It seems we are at a point where the rich and famous, government bodies, big corporations, banks, even oil companies, have decided that they have to supplicate the greensters to obtain closer-to-favorable outcomes for themselves.

    • Obviously, Bezos has more money than good sense. He’s built himself a massive fortune and has to spend it on something, so instead of picking something useful like science scholarships or research on curing some nasty diseases, he forks it over to political groups.

      And here, I thought he was smart enough to build a sales/shipping empire and do something useful with his cash. But instead, he spends it on control freaks? There’s a possible conundrum there: why is someone who is as business-smart as he is do something so stupid?

      I don’t think the answer is blowin’ in the wind, but he certainly is.

    • The best strategy is to cancel your Prime membership, as I have done. That is where Amazon’s profits come from. It only breaks even on its sales.

  3. First, a conspiracy theory. A loose association of millionaires and billionaires have realised that Earth is never going to be a safe place, vulnerable to wars, disease, environmental change and asteroid impact. They are building towards a space-going community which would be threatened by an industrial civilisation on the planet. Look to a move to colonise the asteroid belt and then de-industrialise the Earth so that it poses no threat to our hyper-rich masters whose rule I welcome. Richard Branson will be their teaboy.

    Seriously, why not spend a few billions on making sure that we are not neglecting causes of warming other than CO2? plankton changes caused by nitrogen fixation, dissolved silica from farming or oil run-off from cities can explain even the light C signature. No-one else is looking and if Mr Bezos really wants to go down in history he should at least have a look.

    JF

    • I think Bjorn Lomberg has quite convincingly argued that if you are rich and want to save lives then drilling water wells in Africa is much more effective.

  4. “which actively oppose President Trump’s. . .” Tying Trump’s name to policies makes what would otherwise be good policy contaminated by association with a lying boor. I don’t disagree with the policies. I don’t want my money countering them. But I despise the contemptible man in office

    • + 1,000
      Trump’s a narcissistic bully boy, glad he’s on the way out…but look at what he’s being replaced with; talk about out of the frying pan into the fire !

      • Stop talking like that about the Big Guy, or as they call him at Antifa Compensation Committee meetings, the New Che Guevara.

        • To be fair Biden’s no Che Guevara. For one thing Che didn’t have dementia and wasn’t a puppet placeholder.

      • ” talk about out of the frying pan into the fire !”

        More like out of the frying pan, into the SEWER. !

    • Which would you rather have:
      A good man with atrocious policies
      or
      An atrocious man with good policies.

      I could care less about a man’s personality, I care much more about what policies he implements. A presidents personality has no affect on me, the policies they push, however, can and do affect our lives and livelihoods.

      • Ahh. The Dems had Clinton and the GOP, Trump. Such a difficult choice – NOT. I’d take Trump over the Clintons any day and just close my ears to his inanities, but not his policies.

        • Trump is not Clinton.

          Clinton(s) end goals were all pretty much all self serving (with respect to money, control, personal gain/gratification); the policies had to satisfy the end goals.

          Trump policies stand on their own. Energy independence, Don’t get into goofy wars, Get out of goofy wars, Protect our country, Protect our freedom, life, and liberty.

          Biden policies … See which way the wind blows, then TRY to take advantage for political points (and peripherally funnel opportunities to family/friends)

          • I guess his goal would be both, but given the genetic limitations of his son, reality necessarily limits to short term graft ….

            (“Mr Biden, with respect to your poor pathetic son (not the dead one); did Hunters knowledge that his brother was your hopeful political replacement as well as your favorite, and fact that you thought Beau could be successful without the graft, impact or affect Hunter? Were you correct all along in your view that Hunter was a indeed a loser, or did your obvious negative perception of Hunter facilitate and lead to his loserliness?”)

      • …you missed out the third option: an atrocious man with atrocious policies – which is what we have (for the next 64 days).
        Glad to hear it’s not having an effect on you, that would be completely unacceptable, to think you’d been inconvenienced or irritated in any way.

        • …you missed out the third option: an atrocious woman (fronted by an enfeebled man) with atrocious policies – which is what it looks like we’ll have (for the 4 years).

          Fixed that for ya.

        • Ah yes, there is nothing worse than taking away free stuff from a progressive.
          Imagine that, you might have to suffer the horror of getting a real job.

      • Are there no decent men who have good policies? Why does the honest, self disciplined, generous soul of the country have to be debased by that mendacious, crude unwired rectum? He shouldn’t be the only choice to oppose the socialist slide.

        • No decent man (or woman) would be willing to stand for one tenth of the attacks the media put forth against anyone that doesn’t toe the line on their preferred and terrible policies. Sadly as a result, for the last few decades at least, the choices have been a “lesser of two evils”/”vote against the one you hate most” variety.

      • “Which would you rather have:
        A good man with atrocious policies
        or
        An atrocious man with good policies.”

        I would rather have an honest man like President Trump as president.

        I don’t want a traitor and a criminal, like Joe Biden, as president.

        Biden, as part of the Obama administration, conspired to use the power of the Federal Government to undermine candidate Trump’s campaign and swing the 2016 election to Hillary, and when that didn’t happen, this Obama-Biden criminal conspiracy conspired to undermine the Trump administration as it went forward. This latest election fraud is just a continuation of the attack by the Criminal Left on conservatives and on everyone’s personal freedoms, including the Delusional Democrats who support them..

        You want to know why Republicans don’t fight against the Leftwing Media? Republicans are afraid of the Leftwing Media. They know if they publicy oppose the Left, they are going to have their character assasinated just like they have done to Trump. So most Republicans just hope to fly under the radar with the Leftwing Media, and are very timid in their answers when in public. Mealy-mouthed, is a good description for a lot of Repubicans when it comes to confronting the Leftwing Media.

        The Left will continue to excoriate Trump, win or lose, as a lesson to any other Republican out there that wants to oppose their agenda.

        Sidney Powell. The U.S. Constitution. It’s not over yet. If the U.S. Supreme Court interprets the U.S. Constitution as it was written, then the Leftwing Loons in this Land may be shockingly surprised. We’ll know in a couple of weeks.

        Now, remember that commercial that is being run currently, where “moderate” politicians from both sides are encouraging all of us to accept whoever is sworn in as president. That goes for both sides, doesn’t it?

        And if Trump actually ends up being declared the winner, then it will be because constitutional violations and widespread Democrat voter fraud has occurred and has been exposed. Then it will be time to completely revamp our election systems and put the Democrats, and maybe some Republicans, who abused our election system, into jail.

        I hear some of our leaders benefited financially from using certain voter machines and software. It seems that American votes were being tabulated in Venezuela and other foreign countries. Now, who thought this was a good idea? Something like 33 States are using this software. Texas rejected using it on two occasions and many questions have been raised about the software in the past.

        Sidney Powell says the CIA Director should be fired for not seeing the danger in this software and doing something to counter its use. Sidney should have added the FBI in that criticism. Who are these guys working for anyway?

        It ain’t over, as much as the Leftwing Media is trying to make it seem that way. They are tryig to brainwash the general public and especially Republican politicians and Supreme Court Justices to give it up and declare Trump the loser, like they are doing. We’ll see how successful this bit of propaganda is.

        The Leftwing Media: The most dangerous organization in the United States when it comes to threatening our personal freedoms. Americans cannot govern themselves properly when all they get are lies and distortions of reality from the Leftwing Media. The Lying Leftwing Media have brought us to the brink of Socialism in the United States. That was, and is, their aim.

        I didn’t get to eat my popcorn on election night, but I still have it sitting on the shelf. Just in case. 🙂

    • First off, lying is what all politicians do. The fact that you only complain about what you consider to be lies told by the other side says all we need to know about how big a boor you are.

  5. “a satellite monitoring system”

    Excuse me, what?

    Not research satellites, a monitoring system designed to allow Big Green to hunt you down and legally destroy you if your cow farts too much.

    Side bar about how putting a satellite into orbit isn’t exactly 100% ‘Green’, but since when did Big Green have the authority to spy on you from orbit?

  6. GAFA’s were already polluting more than the whole aerial industry before the Covid crisis. Amazon servers farms – which are at the core of Bezos business, more than the more mediatic online shop – are creating more CO2 than any airline in the world. This has become even worse in 2020, as the benefit of the much lower air (and to a lesser extent road) traffic is dwarfed by the rise of internet activity caused by lockdowns around the world, and running these billions of servers and other computers produces much more CO2 than planes !
    Anyway, the main point is that anthropogenic global warming is not caused by CO2, which is an effect not a cause, but by an exploding number of humans ! Proof is that CO2 has always been correlated to higher temperatures, even millions and hundreds of million years ago. You may argue that too many dinosaurs poppulated the earth at the time of cretaceous peak of CO2, which is a real possibility as animals, just like humans, produce CO2. But they were not driving cars.
    Replacing ICE cars by electric vehicles won’t change anything, taxes on anything that moves or don’t move, won’t change anything. As long as the world population grows, and it’s growing fast ! the environment will be transformed, that’s the real key that nobody in these so called green circles wants to mention because they are all paid clowns.

  7. I’d like to encourage or join a movement that promotes the leaving of the Amazons and googles and the cancellation of patronage of these global companies agitating against democracy, freedom of speech and liberty, so that from Macdonalds to Starbucks these companies that donate towards this globalist machine are left with a handful of customers and the rest have dismissed them.

    • Probably 70% of the US doesn’t think about this kind thing on a daily basis; they don’t care, or they don’t want to care. They just want to live their lives.

      After the election I overheard the primary manager at McDonalds ($1 coffee) asking one of his workers if they knew that “bidens VP was a woman … a black woman … not that I care or anything, but it’s a pretty big first” (he had only recently found out). This guy works 80 hrs a week & doesn’t know enough about anything else to care about it. He is more typical than atypical.

      He and people like him are the Amazon users … they don’t care (because they don’t have time, not because their shitty people).

  8. Jobs destroyed->less purchase power. Less purchase power->less turnaround. Less turnaround->less profits. Less profits->less donations.

    This said, there must be a tax loophole thru which donations :
    1) Lead to free mass media coverage and chanting green zombies
    2) Lead to massive tax deductions

    No matter which scenario, we, the people loose.

    • That’s the bit of the Great Reset I don’t get – or are these people so rich and power-mad they don’t care if they cut off their own wallets to spite their faces?

      • Nick, right, makes you wonder. On occasions I think that the climate scam is actually way bigger higher and deeper than we can conceive and what happens now, projects inclusive, is just the tip of the iceberg.

      • They crave power, not money. In my pre-1989 communist country, the elites had everything the proles lacked: cars, villas, prettiest women, Western electronics, exotic food, vodka, caviar and meat.
        And they literally decided who lives and who dies, with the help of secret police and a network of secret informers.

        This is total power, and those people are mentally insane. They crave it. Money is a substitute, because there are still things they cannot do (at least in open): kill or **** others with impunity. Why do you think so many celebrities and moguls visited Epstein’s island?

        Also look to China – it’s their model. You literally have billionaires there who are members of the Communist Party of China. As long as they’re loyal to their King Xi, they can rule over their lessers with total power and impunity.

        This is their end goal. Think how deranged those people are, if having billions of dollars and all these possibilities that money gives in a free society is *not enough* for them…

  9. Talk about having cake and eating it. Amazon still have all the books on my book list “Books that tell a different story”. When it stops selling Plimer, Carter, Montford, Spencer Darwell et al I will get even more concerned.

  10. What will be the resolution of these detectors? Will they be able to monitor the methane coming from by butt? Or those from cows… Is this a Fartacus moment like Cory Booker?… hahahah

  11. ……..”Amazon chief executive and owner of The Washington Post says climate change is most urgent issue facing the planet.”…….

    The death of objectivity and it’s inevitable ramifications is the most urgent issue facing the planet.

    • Well BoJo’s fiancee who now makes Cabinet decisions actually works for Oceana :

      Carrie Symonds at one time was chief media adviser for the Conservative Party until she became a senior adviser of the Washington-based international mega-environmentalist Oceana Foundation, created by the Rockefeller Foundation, and is behind the anti-plastics campaign among other things.

      Note Rockefeller, an oil baron’s fund now running, apparently, BoJo’s green policies. Makes Bezos look like an amateur.

    • and remember
      we’ve always been at war with Eastasia , Eurasia is our Ally
      we’ve always been at war with Eurasia, Eastasia is our Ally.

      What strike through? there as been no change.

      1984 was supposed to be a warning not a guidebook

  12. If I was as rich as Bezos, I wouldn’t care if the global climate got warmer or cooler. I’d just find a way to make more money from it.

  13. The beauty of this investment, is that Bezos doesn’t have to touch his capital, but only use the leverage of the speculated value of his company. He can abort the baby and have her, too. A neat trick made possible with progress.

  14. I always thought people like Bezos are one-trick ponies, good at only one thing and ignorant of anything else. How else can he be in awe of a “group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world”, when the smartness of such people consists of being very adept at getting money out of gullibles. Like Bezos.

  15. He’s buying his Stairway To Heaven

    or at least some insurance lest he fall. Insurance is great because buying it means you *never* need it but *not* buying any means you will at some point really wish you had bought some

    The slight catch is that he’s paying off some rather misguided (dumb) people.
    Lots of the contemporarily.

    Some wit of recent times commented:
    “Never underestimate stupid people, especially when they occur in large numbers”

    e.g. the folks who voted AOC and Biden
    and of course UK’s very own Boris – dumb enough to let Carrie get her hand on the real Lever of Power after the election result came in. Grown up girls DO NOT ‘accidentally’ get pregnant

    See where we are now: Trainwreck UK with our PM in self isolation
    Is that what Eisenhower was alluding to?

    • “Trainwreck UK”
      Pretty good analysis, except you forgot to mention trains in the UK are expensive and rarely run on time…”wrong type of snow” or “leaves on the line”.

  16. Let’s be clear: what the so-called “Environmental Defence Fund” wanrs to do has absolutely nothing to do with the environment. What they want to do is lawfare, used against oil and gas companies. It is death by a thousand cuts, in the name of “saving the planet”. Bezos is funding Gang Green. I suppose the question is, why, since Amazon benefits greatly from the use of fossil fuels. Indeed, it would not exist without them.

    • If you are right Bruce the logical countermove is “what do lawyers need to bring thousands of suits”?
      I’m not sure, but compliant courts is one. That means a conservative government to repopulate the courts over the next 60 years, despite Bezos and his ilk.
      Another tack would be to limit legal fees and expenses to what the entity being sued can “afford”. That might include that lawsuits must be against the individuals involved, not against whatever “group” they belong to. The company is not really an entity in itself, it is an association of individuals and each one would have to be sued individually and at the same time for the same alleged grievance. The costs, ALL costs on both sides, would belong to the sue-rs,(appropriate!) the lawyers, bringing the suit.

      That would bring profit and loss into the calculation. There is no point in spending time and effort if it won’t result in a profit somethow.

  17. Maybe Bezos is not so naïve as one would think. The main life problem of the ultra rich to solve is how to invest their money (before a monetary crisis occurs?) They “invest” some money in the green blob who spur desinvestment in many key so-called non-sustainable sectors (conventional energy, mining, etc). These stocks then become much cheaper for the “elites ” to mop up. When the whole green renewable card house goes crumbling down (and it will because it can’t work), everything that really “works” belongs to them… and the returns will be much higher than the crumbs they gave to the activists. I’ve heard for example that Soros has invested a lot in energy facilities based on coal. Campaigns are ongoing to spur investments of pension funds in “sustainable companies.” Blackrock, for example has only a small percentage of their portfolio in “sustainables.” I call that preaching water and (profitably) drinking wine.

  18. Tesla’s Supercharger Network In Australia Costs Nearly Double Than Filling Your Car With Gas

    Using the Tesla Supercharger network, it is now costlier to recharge your vehicle than it is to gas up at a traditional gas station, according to a new report from Australia-based WhichCar. The news came as a result of a “recent price increase” to use the Superchargers and “incorrect fuel figures on the Tesla website.”

    This puts an end to Tesla’s claims that recharging its vehicles offered savings versus traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.

    “According to Tesla the cost of charging a Tesla Model 3 is $7 per 100km compared with $12 for a rival petrol car,” WhichCar notes, before revealing the estimate uses “at least three incorrect figures.” The report disputes “how much electricity a Tesla Model 3 uses, the cost of electricity at a Tesla Supercharger and the price of petrol.”

    It also notes Tesla’s increase for its Supercharger to 52 cents per kilowatt-hour. The article calculates this recharging “even the most efficient” Model 3 Standard Range would cost $9.78 per 100km using a Supercharger. It then notes that BMW’s 330i costs $8 per 100km to fuel, assuming the country’s average cost of premium unleaded at $1.38 – a figure sourced from the country’s government. The BMW consumes 5.8 litres per 100km, which is below Tesla’s estimates of 7.0 litres per 100km. This means the BMW is actually 18% cheaper to fuel than a Tesla is to recharge at a Supercharger. If you run the same calculations with the hybrid-powered Lexus IS300h, the results are even more profound. The Lexus cost winds up about 31% lower than the Tesla charged using a Supercharger.

    Tesla first used its Supercharger network, promising “free” electricity and charging, to lure customers into the idea of an all electric future when the company first surfaced. Gradually, the allure of the idea wore off for the company and they began charging for use of the network. Like many other promises made by Tesla (solar roof tiles, 1 million robotaxis, full self driving), the concept of the Supercharger network looks like it has just run face first into a much needed reality check.

    https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/teslas-now-more-expensive-to-charge-than-petrol-cars

    • Fast charging reduces battery life, does it not? So not only expensive in the short term, but expensive in the long term.

  19. Bezos is obviously following Biden’s footsteps down that road to premature senility.
    Nice o see him supporting those 17th Century technological marvels like wind and solar – stupid baldheaded guy supporting stupid expensive energy technologies

    • Actually, Bezo and Biden are very intelligent because their ideas mean that there’ll be more oil for them and their pals; the wind/solar is for us.

  20. Papal indulgences haven’t been sold for several centuries. But the Church of Mother Gaia and Big Green Utopia still offers salvation for just $800,000,000 (first payment).

  21. ‘..“I’ve spent the past several months learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world,” Bezos said in an Instagram post..”

    Anyone who thinks that, by themselves or as part of a group, can have any meaningful impact on climate with the things they do is not smart, just a brainwashed cultist. It’s much the same as elevating politicians to the status of demigods when the taxpayers/voters believe the politicians can affect the climate during the relatively short time the politician is in office.

    Perhaps I am wrong here, but it is my understanding that the Earth’s climate is a very complex system with a myriad of drivers that operate in manner which science is far from understanding. If this is is so, then those who believe they can affect the climate are in a fantasy land. Demonizing CO2 is a good vs. evil cult whose members understand little or nothing about climate.

    Unlike Bill Gates who is spending his money developing 4th generation nuclear technology, Jeff Bezos is yet another example of the old adage about a fool and his money. What Bezos is doing with his money here is rather hypocritical when one speculates that his personal carbon footprint is probably many times larger than that of the average middle class American.

    If he followed Gates’ lead, Bezos might consider instead contributing to the 4th generation nuclear R&D effort. If he was using his brain, Bezos would know that nuclear is the only technology that could replace fossil fuel power plants on a large scale. With present generation PBR nuclear plants being shut down, a dying nuclear industry in this country could use a shot in the arm. Along with Gates, Bezos has the money for that shot. But no, instead he gives it to virtue signaling dreamers.

    Perhaps Bezos is anti-nuclear. That would explain things. If it does, then the old adage about a fool and his money being soon parted could be more applicable to Bezos than anyone else I can think of.

    • Better yet Virtue Tax now! When filing taxes, there should be a section with the following questions:
      1) Do you think the wealthy should pay more? If you check yes and you fall into the category of “wealthy” you pay more.
      2) Do you think carbon (CO2) should be taxed? If you check yes, you pay more based on your “carbon footprint”

      When any high profile individual (celebrities, politicians, journalists, etc) publicly advocates for one of those virtue taxes to be mandatory rather than voluntary, the IRS should then be authorized to disclose which answer that individual selected on their tax forms and, if they had selected no, send them a bill for taxes owed plus a fine for lying on their tax forms.

  22. “…groups which actively oppose President Trump’s energy and climate policies.”
    What energy and climate policies? The only one I can think of is “energy companies can do whatever they like so long as it increases profits and shareholder value”.
    Anyway, anything that’s in opposition to Trump is by definition a good thing, so I’ll be ordering from Amazon frequently, as I always have. The fact that it will now infuriate right wing redneck fascist Trump lickspittle numbskulls is a pleasant and unexpected bonus!

    • It is easy to see that you are kin to mikey mann….the creator of the Big Lie …the hockey puck graph. Bezos might as well flushed his money down the toilet but that would have blocked the sewer system. I boycott amazon.

      • There’s an old saying:
        Conservatives believe that liberals are stupid.
        Liberals believe that conservatives are evil.

        Both sides of the saying are amply demonstrated by poor Adrian.

    • Trump’s living rent free in your head, I see. The smile that fact puts on the faces of Trumps supporters more than makes up for any imaginary infuriation you think your actions and insults could possibly cause them.

      • There is no doubt in my mind, that if given the opportunity, Adrian would eagerly throw fireworks at Trump supporters.

        • Trumps supporters tend to be very strong on the 2nd Amendment. He’d throw fireworks at them at his own peril.

    • Adrian,
      You just can’t resist a good morning insult and rant eh? does it feel better than a good morning bowel movement? (In your case I think what you wrote is more like the latter).

      Bezos and his cohort of self righteous power hungry elite are dangerous idiot savants and also proselytizing hypocrites. They are the modern equivalents of the merchants who defiled the temple.

      One day in the future, like all of us, you’ll be facing the end of your life and if you continue along the path you appear to have adopted I predict you will realize with huge regret that you have completely wasted every second of it consumed with pointless, blind, uninformed hatred and further that your contribution to the betterment of society will have amounted to a big fat zero, in fact you’ll probably be overdrawn.

      Wake up and smell the coffee or perhaps covfefe, before it is too late.

    • why am I not surprised to find out how much hatred Adrian has for anyone who disagrees with him.
      Next step will be death camps for those despicable right wingers.

      PS: Why do you feel the need to lie about Trump’s policies? Is it because the actual policies aren’t as despicable as you are paid to believe?

    • Poor little Mann..

      a classic case to TRUMP derangement syndrome.

      Hilarious 🙂

      You are welcome to help Bezos become rich at your behest…..

      So he can enjoy the benefits of capitalism, huge use of fossil fuels, and a complete disregard for human decency..

      Hope it works out well for you. 😉

    • ***Anyway, anything that’s in opposition to Trump is by definition a good thing, ***
      And that in a line is what is wrong today. Suckers believe anything they are told by CNN. So the media and Democrats essentially killed more than half of the Covid patients in the USA and elsewhere just to oppose the use of HCQ
      BECAUSE TRUMP QUOTED A GOOD DOCTOR.

  23. Not one dime for objective research to improve knowledge of the atmosphere and the physics of the earth. The money will be spent to browbeat the public with endless fearmongering of the end of life on earth with mankind as the culprit.

    While they live in luxury they would destroy the very means of thriving for the average working people to accumulate personal power and wealth. for themselves while edging out anyone else with possibly better ideas for living.

  24. Hush money to get the greenies to ignore the Amazon AWS power-sucking mega data centers sprinkled around the world. As well as the mega warehouses for Amazon retail and the associated fleet of Amazon Prime gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. And virtue signaling PR about the tiny number of Amazon Prime electric vehicles.

  25. Celebrate with the purchase of a backup generator, camping stove, and various plastic products made in the coal capital, China.

  26. Hopefully, Bezos green projects turn out as good as his space program. Twenty years of effort and only a suborbital hopper that has yet to carry a passenger to show for it.

  27. I saw a Ford Motor Company advertisement right after the US presidential election was held last week and Ford claims its industrial processes and other facilities will be powered 100 percent by windmills and solar by the year 2035.

    Would this commercial have run if the media had declared Trump the winner? I’m just asking, as I don’t know.

    Does anyone believe that Ford will be powered solely by windmills and solar in 15 years? I’m betting there will be some fossil fuel backups included in there somewhere.

    I guess this puts Ford in the same boat as Amazon: Making claims that are really distortions of reality, presumably as a means to show they are virtuous, even though they have to lie to make it appear that way.

  28. Bezos is a climate hypocrite. He has a 29,000 sq. ft. mansion in Seattle, a $165 million mansion in Beverly Hills, $80 million apartments in NYC, a Texas ranch, and a mansion in Washington D.C. He also owns a Gulfstream G650ER private jet and a $400 million dollar, 136 METER, private yacht. How can ANYONE really believe that this phony is truly worried about the climate?

    • He’s very worried about the damage that the rest of you are doing to then environment.
      In fact if you keep on damaging the planet, he won’t be able to continue to enjoy all the toys he has bought.

    • Years ago I made the claim that the celebrities who were going on and on about how bad air travel was for the planet, couldn’t care less about the planet. If they did, they would follow their own advice and stop using air travel.

      The real reason was that they wanted to prevent hoi polloi from making all of the best vacation spots so crowded.

  29. It seems to me that there have been more responses to this post than any other WUWT post that I can recall. Perhaps this demonstrates that MONEY TALKS.

    • There are 144 comments to this article as of this moment. That is not really a large number of comments for an article on WUWT. Some topics can generate large numbers of comments. Large numbers of intelligent comments. 🙂

      • It just shows you that there is a difference between perception and reality. Thanks for putting me right Tom.

  30. If you want to know what Bezos has in store for you look at the way the workers in his vast warehouses are treated. That’s why I stopped buying anything from Amazon years ago.

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