How Amazon Can Contribute to Easing Climate Change


Bravo to Mr. Bezos for committing $12B to the cause of climate change. Here is my suggestion (powers that be, please pass this along to him):

Subsidize all FBA sellers in shipping to the closest warehouse. I haven’t used FBA in awhile – one of the reasons I stopped was that it bothered me that I would ship a box of books across the country only to have many of them reshipped cross-country upon sale. The environmental impact of 2x the shipping miles on the scale of Amazon is almost beyond comprehension. I’m already hearing the pundits say that spending $12B in a productive way is not easy … well, here’s an easy way.