UN Appoints Michael Bloomberg as a Climate Envoy

UN Climate Envoys (composite image). Leonardo DiCaprio,
Michael Bloomberg By Bloomberg Philanthropies – https://www.flickr.com/photos/bloombergphilanthropies/29828795984/, CC0, Link.
“Red” By Miguel Discart from Bruxelles, Belgique (2016-03-19_09-11-02_ILCE-6000_6651_DxO) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Michael Bloomberg joins Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds character “Red” as a UN appointed climate envoy.

Video: Michael Bloomberg appointed UN climate envoy

Published on 06/03/2018, 9:05am

The New York billionaire immediately called on Donald Trump to revise his views on climate change and show he was a “great leader”

By Karl Mathiesen

Former New York mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg was appointed climate envoy by UN chief António Guterres on Monday.

Immediately, parallels were drawn with another New York billionaire, Donald Trump, whose determination to wind back US action on climate change Bloomberg has strongly opposed.

On Monday, Bloomberg said he hoped Trump would change his mind.

“And if that’s the case, that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change,” he said.

Read more: http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/03/06/video-michael-bloomberg-appointed-un-climate-envoy/

The UN must be getting frustrated at the failure of all these heavy hitters to advance their climate agenda. If Bloomberg also fails, one can only imagine who the next UN Climate Envoy will be.

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113 thoughts on “UN Appoints Michael Bloomberg as a Climate Envoy

  1. Oh good. I think Mr Bloomberg is the perfect person to negotiate agreements with the Climate. 😉

    • How preposterous!–DiCaprio and Bloomberg as UN climate envoys, no less! And among their many carbon-phile “sins”, both favor travel by private jet (reportedly Bloomberg owns a Dassault Falcon 900 LX (apparently American-made planes aren’t hoity-toity and swanky enough for the “great man”)) with connecting, bullet-proof, chauffeured limousines, sufficient in number to accommodate both themselves and their inevitable, traveling-companion entourage of butt-kissers; gofers; flunkies; NGO hot-babes (whose duties, at the granular level of detail, remain shrouded in impenetrable mystery, despite intense outside scrutiny by our ever-vigilant MSM); and, most importantly, mega-menacing, heavily, heavily armed body-guards, sporting the latest in scary-dude sunglass-technology, and loaded down with high-capacity, fully-loaded magazines (just in case the police don’t show up right away in an “emergency”). It is to laugh, comrades!
      So do the hive-masters really think us coolie-trash, cull-fodder herdling-nobodies are going to be impressed with a couple of brazen-hypocrite, C02-spewing patent-phonies like DiCaprio and Bloomberg and their total-B. S., flim-flam pitches on behalf of the Gaia-hustle? Or maybe the hive-masters really don’t care what us hoi-polloi think. Rather, perhaps the message these two dudes send is intended for those brainwashed dumb-kids aspiring to become one of the trough-sucking, goof-off, parasite elite, themselves. You know, like, “Play ball, whippersnapper-wannabes, or settle for the hellish alternative–a real job that entails noble, honest, productive labor, The choice is yours!” You know, like, that sort of thing.
      And then…and then…sitting down?…we are treated to a lecture on environmental leadership–I’M NOT KIDDING!!!–by Bloomberg, of all people! At this point, even the hardest-core, Gaia-freak, sell-out, hive-tool hive-bozo must surely be reduced to indecision as to whether to laugh or cry, at the chutzpah of the whole deal.
      Now my turn. My turn to give a leadership lecture, directed at DiCaprio and Bloomberg. If you two mouth-offs really want to “lead”, then provide real leadership–LEADERSHIP FROM THE FRONT, AND BY INSPIRING PERSONAL EXAMPLE, IN MATTERS OF CARBON-FOOTPRINT REDUCTION!!!PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH!!! Otherwise all you two “U. N. envoys” are dispensing is just eco-booger, Gaia-grifter, agit-prop crapola.

      • Hey DeLoss!
        Enjoyed your little needle! At least, I think your comment was “ironic”, in character. And, if so, that’s the way it should be! That is, I toss a little joshin’ the way of “2Cap” and “Bloo” and you, in turn, give me the business. Exactly the sort of good-fun that “regular-guy”, good-buddy cut-ups, like “2Cap”, “Bloo”, you, and moi relish–right, DeLoss?
        And, in that regard, I get that your suggestion, that I shouldn’t be “shy”, is really a satirical “dig” at my preference for forthright speech (perhaps you, DeLoss, even find such manly, bold speech to be a refreshing contrast with the milquetoast, milk-sop, wishy-washy, mealy-mouth ramblings you find at so many lefty-puke, Gaia-freak blogs, you know, like at that big-bore, privileged-white-dork-magnet, nerd-pit ATTP/wotts/anders blog). Like I say, I get it.
        In contrast, though, I don’t quite understand your playful suggestion that I not be modest. I mean, like, I realize that your suggestion is a friendly, jibe, and everything, but am unsure of any “immodesty” to be found in my earlier comment. Sassy, uppity, yes, I can see that in my last comment, but not immodesty. Unless, of course, you mean, Deloss, that me directing a few rough-and-tumble zingers and taunts at some puffed-up, money-bags busy-body, like “Bloo”, and at some celebrity Hollywood air-head, like “2Cap”–as if they’re my equals, even!–somehow implies I’m just a little bit “too big for my britches”, in an “immodest” sort of way. Hmmm…..if that’s your meaning, DeLoss, then let me say I never thought of “things” that way before. But, upon reflection and with the above understanding, in mind, I guess I’ll just have to acknowledge and accept that I am, indeed, immodest, but with the caveat that I wear that “defect” as a badge of honor.
        Thanks for the chit-chat, DeLoss.

      • Bloomberg- another billionaire using “climate” as a tool to oppress poor people and get even richer. No wonder he feels comfortable joining a non-existent bird and a guy who makes a living fooling people and play acting.

      • Mike,
        Bloomberg is a billionaire but I don’t know where he made and currently makes his money. What investments might he be protecting or promoting by being a part of Big Green?
        Anybody Know?

      • Mike I know not labeling something as ironic or satire makes thing confusing – and that includes for me. Yet I thought DeLoss’ comment worth a huge grin at the approval implied in the snark.

      • @ John Farnham and Deloss McKnight
        Thanks to your comment, John, I see I came across, not in the way I intended, in my last comment. Like you, John, I regarded the comment from DeLoss to be good-humored and supportive of my own initial comment. Rather, I just saw some potential to riff on DeLoss’s comment (please forgive me, DeLoss, if that’s not the proper possessive), and, with luck, score some “digs” at the expense of certain, favorite, hive-bozo targets, of mine, while self-indulgently amusing myself in the process. But for sure, no offense or ill-will was intended toward DeLoss and his comment–quite the contrary. My sincerest regrets if my comment came across to you, DeLoss, otherwise.
        Again, thank you, John, for alerting oblivious me to the “friendly-fire”, on my part, that I inadvertently directed at DeLoss. I hope I’ve now both clarified the situation and repaired any understandable offense DeLoss may have taken, at my reply. In that regard, my sincere apologies, DeLoss.

      • “Michael Bloomberg joins Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds character “Red” as a UN appointed climate envoy.”
        Great picture – not the family resemblance.
        Separated at birth?

      • @ALAN MCRAE
        How did I miss that? But now that you point it out, Alan, I can clearly see the family resemblance!–it’s obvious, even! And that means…that means…that…that means…excuse me, but I’m hyperventilating…yeah…yeah…feelin’ much better now, thank you, that means that DiCaprio and Bloomberg are Red Bird’s love-child hatchlings! THE HORROR!!!

  2. May be Bloomberg will change his mind.

    “And if that’s the case, that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change,”

    Certainly Bloomberg is a great leader !

    • Definitely one of the Silliest quotes ever

      “And if that’s the case, that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change,” he said.

      Facts, by their nature, don’t change or else they aren’t fact. The only thing that changes are peoples perception of them.
      Facts:
      —Cold Kills
      —Cold causes famine
      —Cold retards plant growth
      —Cold reduces crop yields
      —Cold enhances the production of CO2 through burning fuels to produce heat
      —The Earth has warmed since 1650
      —The warming since 1650 has proved beneficial for our society
      —Greenhouse Gasses have aided in that warming and related biosphere enhancements
      —Crop yields have increased
      —Plant growth rates have been enhanced
      —Warmth reduces the amount of CO2 produced through burning fuels to stave off cold
      —CO2 is the breath of life on this planet and the needed gas for plants to produce Oxygen for us.

    • For Mike, no offense taken here! John Farnham was right, I was enviously admiring of your epic rant. I only wish I had the verbal skills to hose down the likes of Bloomberg as you did!
      For Jan Christoffersen: Bloomberg made his money with information technology used in the financial industry. Every trader on Wall Street has a Bloomberg terminal on their desk that is chock full of information that is useful to their work. He has built a company that provides a quality product. That said, his company is a huge user of energy (and thus CO2 spewing) for the server farms that must be used to support it. So again, he’s like Typhoid Mary promoting sanitary practices.

  3. What I wander about is: Why are people not held accountable for their actions?
    If I waisted my company’s money on some venture that did not give expected results when there was information available that put the venture into the highest risk possible, I would be looking for another job.
    We all take risks, but if we fail repeatedly in the same kind of venture, and we are allowed to continue, there are someone in the company protecting us.

    • Back in the 90’s I worked on a point-of-sale system project for a major UK retailer. The project was not going well, as it involved about 6 different suppliers and no clear spec.
      So the retailer replaced the project lead – with the man who had failed to implement the previous generation system – on the grounds that he had a lot of experience with failed projects!
      This project also never completed.

      • Interesting. Around the same time I worked for a relatively small workstation company in France. It was acquired by Thompson CSF (if you know who they were – big French company started by an Englishman, hence the name, which they have since changed).
        Anyway, for a while they left us alone, mostly because we made money. Thompson had tried to create their own Unix workstation business, and failed miserably. One day, they started moving into our company new senior managers who “had a lot of experience in this industry”. The very same senior management that had failed so spectacularly with Thompson’s own venture.
        Guess how well they (and the company) did?

  4. “If Bloomberg also fails, one can only imagine who the next UN Climate Envoy will be.”
    Donald Duck?
    The man-iguana thing from “The Shape of Water”?
    The penguins from “Madagascar”?
    The potential candidates are endless…

      • Looking at nighttime satellite photos of the Korean peninsula, kim jong-un seems to be a good choice to join DiCaprio and Bloomberg as UN climate envoys – he has his country almost completely blacked out. Think of all the electricity/energy savings he has created. He’d be a great UN darling.

      • That was near where I live.
        One of the Teachers/Prof was all excited that Bill Nye and Trudeau visited their school.
        He was on a site I frequent and were gushing about the visits and I suggested that indeed it could be very educational as you could use ‘Bill Nye the climate guy’ to not only explain but actually show an actual ‘oxymoron’
        At the same time you could allow students to converse with Trudeau alias ‘Mr Dressup’
        (you would have to be familiar with our esteemed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to India – check it on youtube, unbelievable)

  5. At least you can’t accuse Red of being hypocritical by proselytising about cagw and then having a carbon footprint the size of a small country. The others, less so.

  6. The US President immediately called on Bloomberg to revise his views on climate change and show he was a not ‘great dickhead’

  7. Red has been a great example of capitalist success but I hope this new gig doesn’t harm his progress. When global cooling gets going the former actor and wanna be presidential candidate will undoubtedly claim credit. You think you’re on the fast-track to a Nobel don’t you Bloomberg?

    • Is it just me or would Leonardo di Caprio just be perfect to play Michael Mann when the movie is made of The Great Global Warming Swindle? The resemblence is just uncanny and not just in the visage.

      • Leo looks ugly on that picture. I guess is the lack of make-up.
        It seems that if is not for the money spent on hair implants, Leo would be perfect for the role.

  8. If Mr. Bloomberg believes in his cause and cares deeply about it, I feel sorry for him.
    Stephen Lewis was appointed UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He discovered that the UN is set up to prevent things from happening. Any time he tried to get something going, the faceless bureaucrats would effortlessly turn his initiative down a blind alley.

    • “If Mr. Bloomberg believes in his cause and cares deeply about it, I feel sorry for him.”
      ———————–
      First, define and understand his “cause”.
      Much has been written abut the underlying agenda of the plutocrats, regarding climate alarmism.
      It becomes ever so apparent that Mr. Bloomberg’s “cause” is not about saving either the planet, or mankind.

    • Bloomberg probably is attracted by the fact that any officer of the UN gets full diplomatic immunity in all jurisdictions of the world.
      Nice gig for someone like that.

  9. Kick the Communist UN out of this country and enforce the Constitution…Thats all you need to know.

    • No, you mean Larry, Curly, and Moe (going left to right).
      Larry was fuzzy headed, Curly was bald, and Moe was just plain angry.

  10. Excellent news. Which planet are we sending him to? I’m sure he’ll make a highly effective ambassador for Earth.
    “Abort invasion—no intelligent life there after all—apex species appears to consist of bald, schmendrickoid bipeds incapable of statistical reasoning.”
    Bon voyage! We’ll miss the laughs!

  11. A crank, a clanker, and a Toon! Whatta way to look as silly as possible! Congrats, UN, you’ve made it clear how much more irrelevant you are than ever before in this modern 21st century world. How many wars have you stopped lately? Oh, that’s right: ZERO, ZIP, NADA.
    The UN was started after WWII. It’s become increasingly irrelevant over the course of the nearly 70 years it’s been sitting in NYC. Maybe it’s time we evicted that tenant and put the property to some other use.

    • No the UN is covertly invading all the municipalities and state government with the Sustainable Development BS! You check out all the Democratic communist states and cities , they all bought into it.. They have invaded the school system for years to brain wash, indoctrinate the next line of communists to accept climate tyranny.. The bible foretell the UN is the 8th King, the Image of the Wild beast that will rule right before Armageddon.

  12. Finally – “Angry Bird” has something to be really angry about; being made to stand beside those two climate cuckaloos.

  13. A quick google check shows that Michael owns a $40 million jet, a helicopter and 14 residences in New York, Florida, Colorado, Bermuda and London. I can’t think of a more perfect envoy for leading us in reducing our “carbon” footprint.

  14. Bloomy’s biggest contribution to CO2 mitigation was banning big gulps in NYC. Lots of fizzy CO2 in a big gulp. /s

  15. What Bloomberg is proposing is that President Trump must believe in AGW, even if he really doesn’t believe in it. He must be made to join that long line of hypocrites big and small, because – well – it’s the thing to do these days; virtue signalling don’tya know.

  16. The New York billionaire immediately called on Donald Trump to revise his views on climate change and show he was a “great leader”

    Actually, Donald trump has shown he is a great leader by holding the views on climate change that he does and doing something about them, rather than following the politically correct herd.

    • Roger Graves, you are right, of course. Bloomberg obviously meant “Great Leader” as in the UK TV series Yes Minister:
      “It’s the peoples’ will. I am their leader; I must follow them.”.

  17. As one who does not understand the fine detail of imagination posing as reality, I had to look up red bird to see if he truly was an envoy member. He was and is an honorary member. Which proves to me why I love observation, data and statistics. Facetiousness, innuendo, alternate reality, obscure jokes, and sarcasm not so much.

    • We might be being a little unfair to Pretty boy. The Independent published this.
      “We previously reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was one member of the Hollywood elite who flew Hamilton the 7,500 across the Pacific Ocean, but we have since learnt that this was incorrect.”
      https://goo.gl/x35Kk3

  18. Harvey Weinstein would have been a better pick given the past behavior of the UN IPCC.

  19. Grab someone in the public eye, tell them how important they are and how they could make a positive impact on humanity, and sign them up for the propaganda train. Soon they will be adding athletes to their list as desperation sets in. Consensus knows no bounds.

  20. that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change”

    Apparently there aren’t many great leaders on the alarmist side of the debate.

    • Oh, I dunno; Mann, Gore, and crew are legends in their own minds. That has to count for something.

  21. You refer to the UN’s “climate agenda” — wouldn’t UN’s “political climate agenda” be better?

  22. Let’s hope Bloomberg’s fuel grabbing efforts are as successful as his gun grabbing activities have been.

  23. “And if that’s the case, that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change,” he said.
    So are they going to change the facts, oh yeah sorry they do it all the time.
    So they are not really facts are they.
    So Donald has no reason to change his mind then, thanks for clearing that up.

  24. From Eric, June 4th 2017
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall
    -“Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so upset that President Trump has cancelled payments to the UN Green Fund, he is sending his own money to the UN.-”
    March 6th 2018 :
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall
    -“Michael Bloomberg joins Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds character “Red” as a UN appointed climate envoy.-”
    As they say , a done deal.
    Were there no scientists that the UN could recruit?
    Perhaps no one with any self respect could stand and discuss, with a straight face , the science of climate change with 2 actors, one bloated with money and self importance and the other so desperate for a job he (she ) has to prance around in a silly costume.

  25. It’s All About Money. ‘Boomboom’ bought his way into a U.N. Climate Ambissador before the Paris Accord shindig. So his Bloomberg Foundation must be funneling money to the U.N. Green Climate Fund! A-Ha A UNFCCC-IPCC shindig is ongoing this week. Mikey Boomboom must have footed the bill for the booze!
    “Cities and Climate Change” they call it this time! O-Canada. The Trudeau Train pulls into Edmonton.
    Ha ha

  26. The UN proudly chooses three absurd ‘Climate Envoys’, illustrating the UN’s increasing irrelevance and adding justification for further withdrawal of US supporting funds.
    We don’t have to support this socialist Theater of the Absurd.

  27. It’s also a global marketing agenda to advance. So it should offer a frequent flyer rewards program to go with the jetsetters.

  28. Is Bloomberg going to provide some evidence that CAGW is real? If not, then he is not going to have any more success that all those who went before him.
    In order to convince people, you first need some evidence. Bogus, bastardized surface temperature charts are not evidence, and the Alarmists have nothing else to hang their hat on, so Bloomberg better come up with something new, or he is wasting his time.

  29. Be prepared for another first when they award a Nobel Prize to a cartoon character. That applies to any of the clowns in the grouped image.

  30. Actually, I’m all for choosing people who so obviously despise and revile global warming theory and have no interest in saving the planet as spokesmen for saving the planet. It’s a serious rational, well-thought out business decision. We should be cheering. A sincere spokesman could actually sell the idea and who wants that?

  31. Leaders, true leaders, generally take people where they don’t think they want to go and have a vision that turns out correct. Trump is trying to lead the US out of the descent into Socialist poverty and despotism that the Greens and their neo-Marxist handlers are trying to bring.
    As an exercise: Try and name any great leader of history who simply led the crowd (his/her people) where they were all thought they wanted to go. The Great Leaders never took the easy path.
    In recorded history, starting with Moses, he led his people into the Sinai desert on a journey that still inspires for how it developed the identity of the Jewish people. And forward from there.
    The Roman Empire was built by a few good leaders. Rome accumulated wealth (of course via a harsh, brutish colonial imperialism on the ruled outlying areas).
    Then Rome had a lot of crappy Caesars that were not leaders. They merely gave the mobs and the masses what they wanted to hold onto power. That is not leadership. That is what today’s Democrats and Socialists want for the US and the Western World. Bloomberg is of that mould. It is the same non-leadership model that Chavez and now Maduro have used in Venezuela. A slow, descending depletion of wealth to retain power.

  32. If Trump really wants to show he is a great leader he should see that climate science faces his idea of an antagonistic opponent determined to trash every single line of attack the climate lobby uses. This opponent should be as unequally funded in favour of destroying climate science as the pro lobby has been for propping it up for the last ten years.

  33. Bloomberg- another billionaire using “climate” as a tool to oppress poor people and get even richer. No wonder he feels comfortable joining a non-existent bird and a guy who makes a living fooling people and play acting.

  34. Ha ha ha,
    what a brilliant idea, appoint hyper rich people with a high CO2 emitting lifestyles to look down on us scold us over much smaller CO2 emitting lifestyles.
    The U. N. is a joke.

  35. “Michael Bloomberg joins Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds character “Red” as a UN appointed climate envoy.”
    How appropriate………all three cartoon characters. With apologies to “Red”, the only genuine cartoon in the trio.

  36. People have commented that DiCaprico looks a bit like Mann.
    I think Bloomberg looks a bit Putin.

  37. “..a UN appointed climate envoy”

    I wonder. Is that an envoy to the planet Mars, Jupiter, or Zog? Mars is the “red planet”, and Jupiter has a great red spot, but Zog seems rather more appropriate to the general politics and thinking of global-warmers.

  38. If I remember correctly, when Bloomberg was mayor of New York he banned 64 oz sugary drinks.
    Yet, in at least some of his companies, sugary drinks for employees were free. All they had to do was refill their cups.
    And also, to combat violent crime in NYC he didn’t have the cops get tough on criminals. He spent NYC taxpayer dollars to gun shows in other states to try and buy guns.
    Guess he was trying to blame his crime problem on out of state inanimate objects rather than his own inane policies.

  39. MB regularly dismisses MSM suggestion of running for President.
    Wise given his mountain of ‘personal’ and ‘business’ skeletons.
    It’s not real modesty folks . . .

  40. When Bloomberg leads by example and cuts his carbon footprint down to just that of the average American, I’ll listen to what he has to say. I think it’s safe to say I’ll never have to listen to him.

  41. ““And if that’s the case, that shows a great leader who when facts change, and they recognise something different, they’re not bound to what they did before, they’re willing to change,” he said.”
    Wait… the facts have changed?
    I thought the science is settled and doom is upon us but now we hear the facts have changed since Trump beat the demon spawn from Hell?
    Anyone got any info on WHICH facts have changed?

  42. Perhaps the next UN scary global warming promoter will be the Pope when his day job is over .
    Questioning the abuse was absolutely mind boggling . Unbelievable .just like the earth has a fever scam .

  43. If Bloomberg also fails, one can only imagine who the next UN Climate Envoy will be.

    The One the only One, the big O-BA-MA… Nobel Peace Prize and all countries will cease to emit when Michelle shows up and read her book.

  44. I have never seen a better reason to defund the UN and remove them from their great spot in Manhattan.

  45. Having watched Altered Carbon, a Climate Envoy has additional overtones – pain and suffering via rigged climate models…

    • Hard to tell which one of these guys is the most sincere, but my vote is for the bird.

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