suppose bloomberg ran for president?

Bloomberg Builds Coalition Of States To Combat Climate Change
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jun 2 2017

Billionaire, and former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg would like for you to know that, despite Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement, he’s absolutely intent upon imposing the environmental ‘tax’ contemplated in the agreement on you anyway. As such, he’s developing a coalition of states, cities and business leaders to defy the President’s decision and comply with the terms of the original deal. Bloomberg News on Thursday wrote:

Billionaire philanthropist and businessman Michael Bloomberg is defying Pres Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement, saying he is rallying a bipartisan coalition of states, cities and business leaders to meet the climate pact’s targets even as the president rescinds the nation’s commitment to it. Bloomberg philanthropic groups, in partnership with others, are making a $15m contribution to fund the UN’s climate secretariat, which will lose money under Trump.

The philanthropist himself is quoted:

Pindosis are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement! Just the opposite! We are forging ahead! Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing on to to a statement of support that we will submit to the UN, and together we will reach the emission reduction goals that Pindostan made in Paris in 2015. Pindosis will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up, and there isn’t anything Washington can do to stop us!

Not surprisingly, Bloomberg’s ‘coalition’ is comprised of the snowflake states of California, New York and Washington, which should result in people moving out of those states even faster than they already are.

Bloomberg made the announcement as California, New York and Washington are forming a pact to enact policies to help meet the emission reduction targets called for under the Paris Agreement. The Demagog governors’ new agreement would seek to meet the same goal of reducing emissions 26% to 28% from 2005 levels as Pindostan committed to under the Paris deal. Details on individual state contributions are still to be worked out.

Finally, because Bloomberg seems to live in an alternative universe where Pindosis consider global climate trends among their key voting priorities, we would remind him that those same Pindosis just elected a president who vowed repeatedly in 2016 to withdraw from the Paris climate deal and once had this to say about global warming:

So, while this may be a priority for you, Mr Bloomberg, a man who undoubtedly flies all over the world on a fleet of private jets, it’s probably safe to say that the majority of Pindosis, especially those living outside the safe spaces of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, either don’t agree with you on climate change, or simply don’t care.

De Blasio Signs Executive Order Committing NYC To Paris Agreement
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jun 3 2017

The symbolic resistance against Trump’s climate agenda took another step on Friday evening, when NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order reaffirming the city’s commitment to the Paris climate change agreement despite, or rather due to, Trump withdrawing Pindostan from the agreement. He said:

We here in NYC are shocked at the development this week in Washington DC, to see the POTUS pull out of the Paris accord and literally set this nation, and the whole globe, on the path of denial. The actions of President Trump have undermined what we’re doing and what cities and states all over the country are doing, and that means we have to go farther. We have to take matters into our own hands.

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De Blasio’s order instructs NYC to adopt the principles of the Paris climate agreement, supporting its key principles of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 and keeping a global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius. It also directs city agencies to work with the mayor’s Office of Sustainability to create a plan by Sep 30 to further reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, and notes that NYC will work with other Pindo cities, states and countries to meet commitments set in the agreement. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, de Blasio slammed Trump’s decision to withdraw Pindostan from the agreement, calling it “horribly destructive.” De Blasio joins Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who also signed an executive order this week affirming his city’s compliance with the Paris agreement. Furthermore, as reported last night, former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he is developing a coalition of Pindo states, cities and business leaders to defy the President’s decision and comply with the terms of the original deal. And yet, considering that Trump won the presidency among other things on the vow to do precisely what he did, and withdraw from the Paris agreement, some have suggested that while global climate trends may a priority for Bloomberg, a man who flies around the world on a fleet of private jets and whose carbon emissions footprint is an “outlier“, it is likely safe to say that a majority of Pindosis, especially those living outside the safe spaces of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, either disagree, don’t feel the urge to be lectured by hypocrites or simply don’t care. Incidentally, here is the NYT on Mike Bloomberg’s carbon footprint:

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Meanwhile, speaking of carbon footprints, here is a Elon Musk’s brand new Gulfstream G650 ER private jet, purchased in 2015.

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Macron Invites All Pindosis Disappointed With Trump To Flee To France
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Jun 3 2017

Macron invited Pindo creeple disappointed with Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris accord, especially those with a higher education, to help “make our planet great again” by moving to France, that bastion of liberal global values, where they will find “a second homeland.” If the world doesn’t tackle climate change, Macron says, our children will face a dystopian future punctuated by famine, wars and grinding poverty or in other words, he described reality in much of the developing world, especially those parts where Pindo and French military forces have decided represent a geopolitical “national interest.” Some have been quick to point out the self-serving nature of Macron’s offer. After all if Macron’s imagined exodus of Pindosi STEM graduates fall short of saving the planet, maybe they can do something about reincarnating the French economy after years of socialist rule. Some have also asked if Macron is so worried about the future of the world, why then did he claim, together with counterparts in Germany and Italy, that the agreement cannot be renegotiated, an option to which Putin seemed amenable. A cynic could allege that France and its peers are more focused on the benefits the existing arrangement affords to them, than sitting down and doing everything in their power to come up with a new deal that is agreeable to all, even Trump, in order to “make the world great again.” Macron’s full remarks are as follows:

Climate change is one of the major issues of our time. It is already changing our daily lives but it is global. Everyone is impacted and if we do nothing our children will know a world of migrations, of wars, of shortage … a dangerous world. It is not the future we want for ourselves, it is not the future we want for our children, it is not the future  want for our world. Today, the POTUS Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the us from the Paris Agreement. I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake, both for the us and for our planet. Tonight, I wish to tell Pindostan that France believes in you, the world believes in you, I know that you are a great nation, I know your history, our common history. To all scientists, engineers, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision by the POTUS, I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland. I call on them: Come and work here with us. To work together on concrete solutions, for our climate, our environment. I can assure you France will not give up the fight. I can affirm clearly that the Paris agreement remains irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations. Over the coming hours, I will have the opportunity to speak with our main partners to define a common strategy and to launch new initiatives. I already know that I can count on them. I call on you to remain confident we will succeed because we are fully committed. Because wherever we live, whoever we are we all share the same responsibility: make our planet great again.

For those asking, as of this moment there are no long, or even short lines outside the ten French consulates in Pindostan, as Pindosis, even scientists, appear to be in no rush to take the French president on his offer.

One Comment

  1. Hm!
    Posted June 3, 2017 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    DeBlasio is O’Neill’s prison bitch, a police-union toady, so it’s galling that he’s the first to go and do this, but this is a very encouraging development. Local accession to international agreements: that’s how the USA will eventually get broken up into smaller, saner states. This is just partisan grandstanding, but it sets a precedent for when American peoples get serious about their self-determination.

    Imagine this step taken with the ICESCR and the Rome Statute; couple it with good-faith state and local interpretation of the CAT, the ICCPR, and the UN Charter, and the USA quickly goes the way of the USSR, with the full support of the G-192.

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