Bloomberg says he’ll insist presidential candidates have climate change plans

Bloomberg says he’ll insist presidential candidates have climate change plans
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[Ed. – Presumably that doesn’t include plans to stop talking about it.]

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is considering a presidential run, but he said he’ll also pressure other potential candidates to craft plans to combat climate change following a grim and pessimistic federal report published last month.

“I think that any candidate for federal office better darn well have a plan to deal with the problem that the Trump science advisers say could basically end this world,” he said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which will air on Sunday. A partial transcript was released Thursday.

The National Climate Assessment, which was put together by federal scientists, in November predicted economic losses due to climate change, warning that a number of projected effects are irreversible. President Donald Trump has dismissed the report.

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Bloomberg, who said he has yet to make his decision on a 2020 run, has appeared in Iowa, where he also focused on climate change and going up against the coal industry.

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