Stewart and Lynda Resnick donated $750 million to Caltech for climate research. Presley Ann / Patrick McMullan / Getty Images The billionaire owners of The Wonderful Company, which produces Pom Wonderful and Fiji Water, donated $750 million to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for climate research, according to an announcement from the university today. Stewart and Lynda Resnick’s gift to Caltech is the second-largest gift ever given to a university and seeks technological solutions to the combat the climate crisis , as the New York Times reported. The gift recognizes the Herculean task ahead to avert disasters and expresses hope that the some of the world’s greatest minds will create the technology to capture carbon and remove plastics from the ocean. “In order to comprehensively manage the climate crisis, we need breakthrough innovations, the kind that will only be possible through significant investment in university research,” said Stewart Resnick, chairman and president of The Wonderful Company, according to a university press release . “Science and bold creativity must unite to address the most pressing challenges facing energy, water and sustainability.” The Resnick’s fortune, however, was built by making a large contribution to the climate crisis. The Wonderful Company […]

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