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Letter: Bezos can help fight global warming. The question is: Will he?

FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Bezos is one of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity in 2020, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

After his recent ego trip to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos said this about our atmosphere: “When you get up above it, what you see is, it’s actually incredibly thin. It’s this tiny, little fragile thing, and as we move about the planet, we’re damaging it. That’s very profound — it’s one thing to recognize that intellectually. It’s another thing to actually see with your eyes how fragile it really is.”

Meanwhile, back here on earth, billions of us are suffering from global warming – something that Bezos, the world’s richest man, could actually help do something about. Will he? It remains to be seen.

Tom Huckin, Salt Lake City

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