An elite group of the world’s super rich liberals have teamed up to form a coalition to stop climate change.
The group consists of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma from Alibaba, as well as a wealth of international leaders in technology.
The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is hoping to finally get the ball rolling on ending our dependency on fossil fuels for good.
The organization will fund start-up green energy companies, hopefully paving the way for a new green trend in America.
The group also hopes to end the paradigm between public and private developers, which would mean companies working together with the government to ensure green energy standards are met.
The coalition website states this:
“The existing system of basic research, clean energy investment, regulatory frameworks, and subsidies fails to sufficiently mobilize investment in truly transformative energy solutions for the future. We can’t wait for the system to change through normal cycles.”
“Experience indicates that even the most promising ideas face daunting commercialization challenges and a nearly impassable Valley of Death between promising concept and viable product, which neither government funding nor conventional private investment can bridge.”
“This collective failure can be addressed, in part, by a dramatically scaled-up public research pipeline, linked to a different kind of private investor with a long term commitment to new technologies who is willing to put truly patient flexible risk capital to work.”
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg shared the news via a Facebook post on Sunday.
The announcement comes just in time for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this week.
The decisions made at that meeting will have a lasting impact on the future.
Zuckerberg and his wife released this statement just after the birth of their daughter, Max:
“We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.”
This group of techy superheroes is willing to give so much to ensure an inhaitable planet for future generations.
All we have to do is support them.
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