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This program is read by the authors. In 2006, the documentary An Inconvenient Truth set off a heated political debate when it threatened that inaction on climate change would lead to a dark and frightening future by 2016.Well, that ten year window has closed -- and we have neither resolved the threats to our climate, nor gone past the point of no return. To Mayor Bloomberg and Carl Pope, it's clear that to treat climate change as either a lost cause or a non-issue is the wrong approach. Global leaders are stymied by the enormity of the doom-and-gloom scenarios. So what happens when you tell leaders that they can definitely -- right now, this year -- reduce the number of children who have asthma attacks, save thousands of Americans from dying of respiratory disease, cut energy bills, increase the security of our energy supply, make it easier for everyone to get around town, increase the number of jobs in their community -- all while increasing the long-term stability of the global climate? That is actionable.



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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg LP, a global media and financial services company. He served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013, earning a reputation for independence and innovation. In 2014, the UN Secretary-General appointed him Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and he leads the boards of numerous climate-related organizations. He is one of the world's most prominent philanthropists, and the environment is one of the five main focus areas of his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies. Learn more about Bloomberg's environment work on MikeBloomberg.com.



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