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Bloomberg trumps Trump 2nd June

Trump being Trump

The energy industry has reacted with a combination of anger and resilience to Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris accord, while calling on other nations to keep up the fight against climate change.

The move was widely criticised. A number of large companies including in the energy industry promised to continue on their current low-carbon path.

In response, billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg has pledged to commit up to $15m to support United Nations operations that help countries implement their commitments under the Paris Accord.

The donation by himself and potentially others; is intended to fill the funding that the UN stands to lose from Washington. “Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement” Bloomberg said. “Americans will honour and fulfil the Paris agreement by leading from the bottom up – and there isn’t anything Washington can do to stop us”

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