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The Bloomberg Plan to Save the Planet

Updated on June 4, 2017
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Jack has worked at IBM for over 28 years.


When President Trump announced he will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, former mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg decided to kick in $15 million of his own money to help pay the amount the US is on the hook for. How great is that?

- June 2017


This is a great humanitarian gesture on the part of Bloomberg. It reminded me of Ted Turner years ago who pledge to donate $1 Billion to the UN In 1997.

This idea got me thinking. Where are the rest of these millionaires and billionaires? They, for the most part, support the theory of Climate change and the belief that it is the greatest threat to our world. Why are they not donating to this cause?

The Gates Foundation has assets of $36 Billion just for example. The combined wealth of these capitalists and entrepreneurs and non profit organizations are in the trillions of dollars. If money can solve our plant's ill, why not donate to that cause?

Here is the bottom line. There seems to be a mixed message being sent. On one hand, we have climate scientists, and celebrities, and world leaders, and the UN IPCC, telling us that climate change is the biggest threat to our planet in this century. On the other hand, they fly around in private jets, live in huge mansions, having the largest carbon foot print, and yet do not have the urgency or the deep pockets to do anything about it.

The Paris Accord was the best they can come up with? It was weak, and voluntary and unequal in application across all nations. The proposed solution places the burden for the most part on the tax payers of USA. The $100 bilion over 10 years is a form of wealth distribution from the rich countries to the 3rd world nations. This will benefit many multi national corporations that are pushing green energy such as SolarCity and Elon Musk.

The Solution

I think Bloomberg is on to something. Why do we need a Paris Accord? Why not do it on our own? All the wealthy people around the world, pool your resources and fix our planet - assuming it could be fixed.

Here is a start of the list of names:

  • Elon Musk
  • Al Gore
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Leneardo DiCaprio
  • Bill Gates
  • Warren Buffett
  • Larry Page
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Tim Cook
  • George Soros
  • Jeffrey Inmelt
  • Bob Iger

Let's call them out by name. Either put up or shut up.

Another Scenario...

Of course here is one explanation that I have, my humble opinion. They really don't believe this is the greatest threat. They sure are not acting like it. They have this "do as I say not as I do" attitude. They want to instill guilt on us, the American people so that we will chip in to help save the rest of the world. It was never about saving the planet, but about income redistribution. We have no right to these ill gotten gains. We need to confess our sins of the past and pay restitution In form of taxes. Let the UN and the international community disburse these funds.

I do believe some of these people actually buy into this narrative. They don't have a science background. They rely on so called experts to tell them what is going on even though some of these experts don't know either. These scientists spend tons of money on climate rsearch and yet can't answer the most fundamental questions. They create these vast complex models that make dire predictions and yet are wrong year after year. They make excuses as to why it is not accurate.


Thank you Mr. Bloomberg for saving us. Please try and convince some of your compatriots to do the same. Let me remind you what happened with Ted Turner. He made this magnanimous jesture back in 1997 by pledging $1 billion to the UN. The recession of 2000 killed his fortune and the rest is history. The UN is not better or worst than it was in 1997.

© 2017 Jack Lee


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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Makes perfect sense to me. Maybe even the Clintons could do some 500 thousand dollar speeches and donate it.


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