Tom Steyer’s slow, and ongoing, conversion from fossil-fuels investor to climate activist – The Washington Post

Posted by Trish Riley, June 10, 2014

Tom SteyerAt the base of the mountain, Tom Steyer was a billionaire hedge-fund manager with oil and gas investments and a seemingly conflicted conscience. But by the time he and environmentalist Bill McKibben finished a hike up two tall Adirondacks peaks on that summer day in 2012, Steyer had revealed that he was ready to change his life — he would unload his investments in fossil fuels and become an activist in the fight against global warming.

Just two years later, Steyer, 56, has become the environmental hero he set out to be, giving the left its own billionaire donor to counter the powerful Koch brothers on the right.

via Tom Steyer’s slow, and ongoing, conversion from fossil-fuels investor to climate activist – The Washington Post.

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