Jeff Bezos’s historic space flight Tuesday used relatively clean fuel and inspired him to recommit to spend to try to save Earth given his new vantage point.
But his push among billionaires to compete with more and more suborbital missions has many asking what the impact on climate change might be. And the concern is elevated with the deadly heat, droughts, floods and wildfires dominating Earth-bound headlines.
Bezos, the founder of space explorer Blue Origin, funded in part from his haul after creating retail disruptor Amazon.com Inc.
flew with his brother, as well as an 18-year-old Dutch auction winner and 82-year-old female aviation pioneer Wally Funk, making them the youngest and oldest to ever leave the planet.
Their New Shepard craft crossed briefly above the Kármán Line, the internationally recognized boundary of space more than 62 miles…