In an effort to save the world from “global climate change,” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Friday that he’s pledging $15 million out of his philanthropy coffers to the United Nations to pay the United States’ contribution to the Paris climate agreement.
Bloomberg stated, “The United States, through strong action from local leaders, businesses and investors, remains committed to fulfilling the Paris agreement. I look forward to working with French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to ensure that the Paris Agreement remains in full force.”
“Local governments and businesses and individuals can do their part. If states can do something, that’s great. We need action,” Bloomberg said, repeating the sentiments of former President Barack Obama and others who are now calling for local governments to pursue their own climate change policies since President Trump decided to pull out of the Paris agreement.
Bloomberg also announced that his organization intends to meet the agreement’s reporting requirements regarding the reduction of our country’s carbon emissions. “What we want to do is to show concrete things that are going to reduce what we’ve been doing that’s hurting and changing our environment,” he said.
Bloomberg is one of several captains of industry who have come out against Trump’s decision to exit the Paris agreement. On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger both quit Trump’s economic advisory council in protest.
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