Not only that, Bloomberg has the capital to do what we all wish we could: this dude flew to Paris to ensure President Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo that, despite the truly appalling decision of the goiter in the White House, the United States vows to nevertheless uphold our end of the agreement.
Next up, it was Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, who spoke at the White House press briefing on Friday.
Curtsinger continued, "We urge the administration to play a much-needed leadership role, both globally and at home, to change the failed climate policy paradigm of the past, in which the choice was between Climate or Prosperity, to one based on Climate AND Prosperity". "And for the nations that committed themselves to that future, the Paris Agreement opened the floodgates for businesses, scientists, and engineers to unleash high-tech, low-carbon investment and innovation on an unprecedented scale", Obama said in his statement in which he did not directly name the U.S. president.
Asked about his own views on climate change, Pruitt said human activity may contribute a small amount to climate change, but "climate exaggerators" have overwhelmed the scientific debate.
The governors of California, New York and Washington, all Democrats, launched the coalition Thursday after Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, saying its terms are not fair and predicting major job losses because of the agreement.
Baker had said he was disappointed in Trump's decision and committed to promoting clean energy and reduced carbon emissions in MA, but demurred when asked earlier in the day about joining the coalition. "I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack". When asked, Spicer said "I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion" with Trump.