Guest essay by Eric Worrall
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.
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.