Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire philanthropist, announced a new development in his work to combat climate change, on this Sunday’s broadcast of “Face the Nation.”What follows is a transcript of the interview that aired Sunday, April 22, 2018.BLOOMBERG: America made a commitment and as an American if the government’s not going to do it we all have responsibility. I’m able to do it. So, yes, I’m going to send them a check for the monies that America had promised to the organization as though they got it from the federal government.BRENNAN: Four and a half million dollars this year. Will you do the same next or–BLOOMBERG: We’ll figure out– hopefully by then President Trump will have changed his view which would be great.BRENNAN: President Trump has been a huge critic of this Paris Climate Change Accord but–BLOOMBERG: He has been. But that doesn’t mean he can’t listen to others and change his mind. A person that doesn’t change their mind isn’t very smart. A person that listens to facts–BRENNAN: He changes his mind.BLOOMBERG: And he’s been known to change his mind. That is true. But he should change his mind and say look there really is a problem here. America is part of the problem. America is a big part of the solution and we should go in and help the world stop a potential disaster.BRENNAN: One of the criticisms of this agreement, the Paris Climate Change Accords, is it’s non-binding. It’s basically not enforceable and none of the developed nations who are part of it have actually met the benchmarks they set for themselves.BLOOMBERG: But that does–BRENNAN: Aren’t you concerned that you’re throwing some, some good money after bad?BLOOMBERG: Look it’s dangerous to keep doing what we’re doing. If everybody would do the right thing, yes, it would be better. But if some people or some countries do the right thing we all benefit from that.BRENNAN: But the criticism is that industrialized nations aren’t living up to those pledges.BLOOMBERG: I can’t speak for other nations. All I know is that America I believe will meet its commitment by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gases by an agreed amount and if we do it hopefully other countries will do it as well.BRENNAN: Do you feel like you’re filling a leadership gap? For the United States?BLOOMBERG: Well I think that this is what the American public when you poll them say they want to do. We’ve got companies and states and individuals all agreeing to step in, report to the United Nations what our progress is the way all the other countries are going to do it, commit– fulfill our commitment to fund part of it. It’s not a lot of money. But America made that commitment and most importantly to do the things that will keep temperatures from going up and really potentially changing our life for the worst.BRENNAN: After the election the president gave you his personal cell phone number. Why don’t you call him?BLOOMBERG: Well I think when he watches this program on Sunday morning– he’ll, h


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