"You know, you look at climate change, that is people who are saying, 'we'd rather make money than save the world.' That is an amazing statement, and it's happening today. And there are politicians supporting that."
In 2010, billionaire hedge-fund investor Tom Steyer took a giant step back from Wall Street, quitting his firm and pledging his fortune to a slate of charitable causes, notably the existential threat posed by climate change. And the money flowed –
With a surprising procedural victory in a Texas court recently, Exxon is attempting to gain greater latitude in what it and other oil companies can say - or not say - about climate change and the impact on their businesses.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire climate activist with a big-money legacy in Colorado politics, suggests his focus is flipping the U.S. House to Democratic control, not major environmental efforts in Colorado.