Tuesday’s New York Times featured a dire assessment of Silicon Valley’s reluctance to fund startups fighting climate change. The report lauds the efforts of investors like Nest co-founder Matt Rogers, who has socked millions into ventures seeking to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere--even as it laments the dearth of Valley high-rollers willing to do likewise.
"We don't need another photo-sharing app or another blockchain start-up," Rogers tells the Times. "We need to solve the carbon crisis. But a lot of folks are chasing the easy money rather than taking responsibility for what needs to be done."