Amazon Has a Fundamental Climate Change Problem

The e-commerce giant moves on global warming, but its business model is hard to square with the climate crisis.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the co-founding of The Climate Pledge at the National Press Club on September 19, 2019.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the co-founding of The Climate Pledge at the National Press Club on Sept. 19, 2019. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty for Amazon

Is Amazon’s most vaunted attribute — extreme convenience at super low prices — at all compatible with going green?

“The more we consume, the more resources overall we require.”

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