Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued Friday morning that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s ambivalence toward fighting climate change could hasten the end of the world.
“If you stop and listen to what Pruitt is saying, this is craziness,” Bloomber said in an interview with “CBS This Morning.” “If there’s any possibility of the end of the world happening, you should take action.”
The interview focused on the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s decision to depart the Paris climate deal, which cannot become final until shortly after the next presidential election. He also suggested the president’s inaction comes as global warming takes its toll.
.@MikeBloomberg on fighting climate change: “If you stop and listen to what [EPA chief Scott] Pruitt is saying, this is craziness. If there’s any possibility of the end of the world happening, you should take action.” pic.twitter.com/HLzKZt1zgw
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 1, 2018
“What’s happening in the world is very worrisome,” said Bloomberg, an independent who has spent millions of dollars since leaving office on anti-fossil fuel campaigns. “It was 122.4 degrees in Pakistan a few weeks ago, it was over freezing on the North Pole.”
The billionaire activist has used his vast wealth to bankroll environmentalist groups. (RELATED: Michael Bloomberg Says Trump Doesn’t Realize ‘The War On Coal’ Didn’t Start In DC)
Bloomberg poured more than $64 million into the Sierra Club’s political war chest in 2017 to help the group fight Trump’s efforts to resuscitate the fortunes of a beleaguered coal country. The war on coal began in coal country, not Washington, D.C., he noted in a statement. (RELATED: Former Mayor Bloomberg Plans ‘New Investment’ In The Sierra Club’s Anti-Coal Campaign)
Bloomberg’s announcement came a day after the Trump administration began repealing former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which sought to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The former mayor has dumped money on similar efforts in the past.
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