Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to fund the Paris climate agreement

April 23, 2018 by  
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg just pledged to personally cover the $4.5 million bill that the United States is obligated to contribute as part of the Paris climate agreement . In doing so, Bloomberg is picking up the slack for Donald Trump , who dramatically withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement in 2017. “America made a commitment and as an American, if the government’s not going to do it, we all have responsibility,” said the former Republican NYC mayor on CBS’s Face the Nation . Bloomberg, who has amassed a $50 billion fortune through his financial services, mass media, and software company Bloomberg L.P., has occasionally appeared on speculative lists of candidates for President of the United States. Still, the former mayor of the most populous city in the United States said that the likelihood of a Bloomberg 2020 campaign was “not very high.” When asked whether his actions served to fill a leadership gap in Washington , Bloomberg replied that he was simply serving the public interest “Well, I think that this is what the American public when you poll them say they want to do,” he explained. Related: Trump fails to evade climate change lawsuit filed by 21 youths Despite his apparent disinterest in presidential politics, Bloomberg did have a few words of wisdom for President Trump . “He should change his mind [on the Paris climate agreement] and say look there really is a problem here,” said Bloomberg. “America is part of the problem. America is a big part of the solution and we should go in and help the world stop a potential disaster.” Bloomberg has not committed to providing the funds necessary under Paris beyond 2018. He hopes that Trump will have changed his mind by then. Via The Guardian Images via Wikimedia and Face the Nation

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Bloomberg gives $64 million to anti-coal campaign

October 18, 2017 by  
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The Donald Trump administration has made a lot of noise about bringing back coal . But with renewable energy soaring , and coal plants retiring, their efforts may go in vain – and a new $64 million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies could facilitate progress towards cleaner sources of power. Michael Bloomberg , former New York City mayor and philanthropist, said, “The Trump administration has yet to realize that the war on coal was never led by Washington – and Washington cannot end it.” The Trump administration has decried the so-called war on coal. Maybe they didn’t realize pollution from coal-fired power plants used to kill around 13,000 people every year. 7,500 Americans still die from the pollution yearly, but the number is down since the Sierra Club ramped up their Beyond Coal campaign in 2011. Bloomberg’s $64 million will go to that campaign. Related: Renewables keep booming despite Trump administration’s attempts to axe Obama’s Clean Power Plan Bloomberg said the war on coal “was started and continues to be led by communities in both red and blue states who are tired to having their air and water poisoned when there are cleaner and cheaper alternatives available.” Since 2011, 259 coal-fired stations, almost 50 percent of America’s coal plants, have shut down. Beyond Coal aims to replace coal with solar , wind , or geothermal energy. Reuters said coal exports have increased this year, pointing to information from the Energy Information Administration, which said United States coal exports from January to July went up 62 percent, compared against the same time period in 2016. But coal-fired plants keep shuttering. Since Trump entered office, according to Reuters, 10 plants have announced closures, and just last week an energy company said they’ll be shutting down a Texas plant next year. Bloomberg has given over $100 million in total to the Beyond Coal campaign; their original grants helped the effort grow from 15 states to 45. + Beyond Coal Via Bloomberg Philanthropies and Reuters Images via Pixabay and Bloomberg.org on Twitter

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 by  
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Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they acknowledged the relationship between recent extreme weather events and climate change . Cuomo compared the storm systems that have hit New York to experiencing “a 100 year flood every two years,” and that the city will have to take preventative measures such as the construction of levees and storm surge barriers in an effort to prevent such flooding from occurring in future storms. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , floodwalls , hurricane irene , Hurricane Sandy , levees , mayor bloomberg , Michael Bloomberg , sea level rise , storm surge

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The Cantilever House in Utah is a Solar-Powered Home for Burning Man Regulars

October 31, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of The Cantilever House in Utah is a Solar-Powered Home for Burning Man Regulars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cantilever , Cantilever House , eco design , eco house , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green home , holliday , imbue design , salt lake city , Solar Power , solar powered home , solar powered house , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , Utah

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

February 4, 2012 by  
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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood , promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about 19 Planned Parenthood clinics, a move that many believed was prompted by pressure from anti-abortion groups. The news sparked an immediate backlash on Twitter and an outpouring of private donations to Planned Parenthood, including $250,000 donations from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and oil tycoon Lee Fikes. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abortion , anti-abortion , breast cancer , Michael Bloomberg , Planned Parenthood , Susan G. Komen for the cure

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Mariclaro Transforms Car Upholstery, Exploded Air Bags Into Durable Carryalls

February 4, 2012 by  
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There are few things we love more than making use of what would have ended up in a landfill.  Mariclaro picks up the materials that they use for their ultra-durable carry-alls when they’ve already been used up by cars, bikes, and boats. When they aren’t worthy of the road or sea anymore, pieces get revamped into these awesome bags, made from 99% recycled materials.   Click ahead to check out their laptop sleeves, briefcases, messenger bags, and more! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: canada , eco friendly bags , eco-fashion , eco-friendly backpacks , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Mariclaro , recycled air bags , recycled bags , sustainable backpacks , sustainable bags , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , toronto , upcycled air bags , upcycled bags

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Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

August 10, 2011 by  
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Clean energy policies may be under attack by the right wing in the US, but it looks like there is still good energy news to be had: apparently,  coal electricity production in the United States has dropped to its lowest amount in more than 30 years. The Energy Information Administration has found that this year, coal accounted for only 46 percent of our power, a 6 percent drop from 2008. This positive news comes just a few weeks after New York City Mayor Bloomberg pledged $50 million to help the Sierra Club shut down coal plants. But, like most news, there are plenty of counterpoints to burst our happy anti-coal bubble. Read the rest of Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean air task force , coal , coal electricity , coal electricity production drops , coal energy , coal energy production drops , dirty energy , Energy Information Administration , fossil fuels , Michael Bloomberg , renewable energy , Sierra Club

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Why Cleantech Should Join the Fight Against Tar Sands

August 5, 2011 by  
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Later this month, environmental activists will launch the broadest climate protest in history, against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. There are plenty of compelling reasons why cleantech and energy companies should get on board.

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Is Environmental Activism on the Rise or Dying Out?

August 5, 2011 by  
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In recent weeks, we’ve seen commentators lamenting the death of environmental activism in the US, as well as Michael Bloomberg’s $50 million investment in Sierra Club’s anti-coal campaign. Which camp has got it right?

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