Look at it this way. Imagine he pushed all his billions, all 196 of them, into a forest fire – that’s climate change. Imagine the size of the fire as it is fuelled by such an enormous amount of wealth, all built by the same fire he is stoking. For every billion he puts in that forest fire, he’ll get 1.1 back. A net profit.
except one billion. Out of 196 billion dollars, he keeps just the one. That one, he sets aside into a tiny, rusty watering can. This watering can’s job is to fight the forest fire. The water it’s holding is being raided by eco capitalists who found a new lucrative market to exploit. There won’t be much water in that can very soon.
That watering can is the billion he is committing to conservation.
A good example of deceptive absolute numbers as opposed to relative ones