Jeff Bezos tells COP26 how going to space made him realise 'how thin the ...

Jeff Bezos tells COP26 how going to space made him realise 'how thin the ...
Jeff Bezos tells COP26 how going to space made him realise 'how thin the ...
Jeff Bezos tells COP26 how going to space made him realise 'how thin the globe's atmosphere' is and we 'must reduce our carbon footprint'... after flying in on his £48million private jet Jeff Bezos said going to space changed his perspective on Earth's fragility  Mr Bezos stressed the importance of environmentalism to world leaders  He said: 'I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens through which you see the world... I was not prepared for how much that would be true'

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Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said going to space made him realise 'how thin the globe's atmosphere is' during a lecture on green issues to world leaders at COP26.  

After landing in Glasgow on his £48million private jet, Mr Bezos stressed the importance of environmentalism to Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and other government heads who have gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on green issues. 

Mr Bezos' Gulf Stream has led a 400-strong parade of private jets into COP26, including scores of royals and dozens of 'green' CEOs - amid an extraordinary traffic jam which forced empty planes to fly 30 miles to find space to park. 

Speaking today, billionaire Mr Bezos, who earlier this year made a short journey to space in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, pledged $2billion (£1.47 billion) for land restoration in Africa, paid as part of the Bezos Earth Fund. 

He told delegates: 'I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens through which you see the world. But I was not prepared for how much that would be true.

'Looking back at earth from up there, the atmosphere seems so thin. The world so finite and so fragile. Now in this critical year, and what we all know is a decisive decade, we must all stand together to protect our world.'

Mr Bezos previously indicated the investment would be $1billion (£732million) at an event

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