With all due respect to Bezo’s past achievements, this is a poor leadership statement and a lie (or gross mistake) from Bezos – “I am leaving the ship, because it’s sinking. Even worse, I am turning blind eye to my own contribution to it.”
Guess how much of that ‘transportation pollution’ comes from 24×7 instant delivery of products, that do not add additional value to life experience?
Why not join hands with Elon Musk, get all the solar panels, go to Sahara desert and make self-replicating Earth Cooling monster AirConditioners and CO2 absorbers?
There is lot of sun, sand and free O2 and ‘unclaimed’ land.
Why invest money in a mission which is polluting even further?
Further more, adding more uncertainties to the climate, hindering success of their own space-launch missions.
It is like story of the woodcutter cutting the branch he is sitting on, except – the cost here is leaving polluted place for future generations.