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'This might be single best chance to stop the greatest emergency we've ever faced,' donor says Grassroots climate activists like Extinction Rebellion are set to receive £500,000 from US philanthropists with the promise of millions more in the coming months. Three wealthy donors - Trevor Neilson, Rory Kennedy and Aileen Getty - have launched the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) to help support school strikes and activism groups like Extinction Rebellion. "This might be the single best chance we have to stop the greatest emergency we have ever faced," Mr Neilson told The Guardian. He said he hoped the fund will be increased "a hundred times" in the coming months as investors pledge to ask wealthy friends to contribute. On its website the CEF says it wants to support activists committing their lives to addressing the climate emergency. Money has already been pledged to Extinction Rebellion groups in New York and Los Angeles. "We believe that only a peaceful planet-wide mobilisation on the...