If an atmospheric scientist had a billion dollars

04.22.2021 - By Recode Daily

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Billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have made pledges to commit their earnings to saving our heating planet, but are they going about it in the best way possible? And do we want the fate of our planet to rest in their hands?
Atmospheric science professor, Kerry Emanuel explains how he’d spend a billion dollars.

References: 

https://emanuel.mit.edu/

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/11/12/20910176/billionaire-philanthropy-charity-climate-change

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