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billionaires & environmental philanthropy

Heather Hansman: Can billionaires really save us from climate disaster?

As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it's instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective.

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