tv Road to the White House 2020 Michael Bloomberg in New Hampshire CSPAN January 29, 2019 6:44pm-7:33pm EST
vice ould make agnew, his president, who we have under investigation, president. can you imagine how the country would react? president nixon, a crook leaves office. vice president agnew, a crook becomes president. >> sunday night on c-span. >> former new york city mayor ploom berg is considering a presidential run in 2020. in oke with students at manchester, new hampshire and focused his comments on climate change. this is 45 minutes. [applause] mayor bloomberg: steve, thank you and let me say hello to your mother. my mother would be pleased to know that you came.
everybody was told to come and you volunteered. thank you very much. and steve, thank you for your hospital. we spent time over breakfast and we came up with solutions and i'm not at liberty to tell you what they are, but you should feel better because there is hope. all kidding aside, speaking of hope, i know there are a lot of patriot fans out here. everybody says, when i grew up in boston, the patriots didn't exist. i never had this allegiance for the patriots. i was a baltimore colts fan, because i was going to johns hopkins. when the colts left, i swore i nfl game.r go to an you have tom brady who has been in more super bowls than any other quarterback.
two of those super bowls, he played against the new york giants. i won't mention who won those games, but let's just say it occurred while i was mayor. [laughter] ploom bloom cow independent sense i don't think so. last night i had dinner to talk about the biggest issues facing this state and they are the same issues that face all the states in our great country and this morning, i spen some time with a group of entrepreneurs from manchester to get their perspective. always come to new hampshire when it snows. [laughter] mayor bloomberg: later on, here in october and in nashua, talking to a group moms demand action. they support commonsense gun laws and have been impactful and
leblingted officials. when a group of moms start screaming at you, every elected official pays attention. they have been helpful in electing candidates who want commonsense gun laws which is background checks. we shouldn't be selling guns to people who have criminal backgrounds and that's what they advocate. and great to know they have a new hy chapter here in hampshire. i work with your mayor. know her ten to because she participated in our program that created with harvard university and the idea is pretty simple. it spends billions of dollars
for executives every year, but mayors just don't have access to that kind of support. so we created an organization we invited ools and some of the most dynamic mayors across this country to participate. and mayor craig, i'm happy to say was in the first. they talk about things that real world problems that mayors are going to face when they get into office. we try to pick young mayors who are aggressive in terms of wanting to learn and make a difference and stand up for things that may be politically difficult but in the public interest. and after they spend four days with the professors from the b school and k school they send up the next two in line to do the
same thing a month later and there are logs and focus groups and they work together going forward. and all mayors have the same problems. nobody wants to pay for it. welcome to the nfl. and she has been a very good mayor here and it's because of what we were able to add to her abilities. i want to say one thing one thing the program does not cover, how to keep the government open. that is so basic. that is beneath the mayors. until fact, if you go around the world, i can't think of any other country that closes its government over a political dispute. there is no reason for it. everybody suffers. and i think it's so basic that we don't talk to the mayors.
it's beneath them. it turns out it is not beneath our current president and to me the government shutdown was a failure of the executive earl leadership and totally how management kerr hurt millions of people. not everybody is going to get their checks. this has damaged the country and will take a while to recover. i am glad the shutdown is over for us but the american people will continue to pay a steep cost for the white house's total incompetence, just because the president is fixated on a wall that we don't need instead of the challenges we face, challengeses like creating good paying jobs and health care more affordable and stopping the opioid crisis that is tearing so many families and communities apart. a big problem that is here in
new hampshire. your rate of opioid addiction is among the highest in the country. the challenge of improving our public schools and making college affordable. the future of our citizens is education more and more every day and we are not preparing for the world they are going to face. we have to invest in infrastructure. the list goes on and on. but this morning, i thought i would talk about one subject and i would like to -- it's one of the toughest challenges we face but one of the most important. it's a challenge in new hampshire. it's a challenge in the united states and it's a challenge all around the world and that is climate change. i have been working on this issue for more than a dozen years. i wrote a book about it with my friend from the sierra club. we have copies of the book for everyone when you leave.
one per family. they cost a lot of money. and if you open it up, with the exception of a handful of people at the head table, you will have one of the rarest books of the world that is unautographed book by bloomberg. i thought that was funnier than you did, actually. [laughter] ploom bloom fighting climate change is the best way to save lives because you reduce pollution. reducing e money by energy bills and that's good. and you agree the economy by creating jobs. and during my term as mayor of new york city, we substantially cut the city's carbon footprint and increasing life expectancy by three years. it was three years greater than the national average.
so a lot of people benefited from that. while we did that, we created 400,000 new jobs. so environmental stuff and economic staff good hand-in-hand. you help the environment and will help your economy. the critics say we have to choose between some of these things and that's not true with a lot of social problems that we have to address. i remember smoking. when i put in a smoking ban, no one wanted my picture. the cameras wouldn't show up and i got a one-finger waves in parades. but in the end, people adopted the smoking policies and adopted through western europe, latin america, all through this country and some cities in china where the government owns tobacco companies and what it
has done is help the food and beverage business. restaurants don't get any money when you have a cigarette after dinner. they would like you to get out and their employees are healthier. that is another good exlt of good policy and it helps the economy as well. it's not theory. and i think americans understand the importance of a number of these issues, particularly climate change. americans want politicians to put partisanship aside and work on real solutions because they see these problems all around them. and on climate change, you can see it from the wildfires in california, the hurricanes that strike our coast and hotter weather causing problems for farmers. i was in iowa and canada has
become so warm that now growing crops in canada used to be grown in iowa. they can see it right there. the warmer shorter winters are ing great things for particulars. there was a recent study in new hampshire and maine, 70% of baby moose are killed by particulars that survive through the winter. and go through the rocky mountains and see these trees all brown killed by the insects. climate change is hurting a lot of industries and not just the ski industry but a lot of other industries that help the local economy and businesses are facing the higher costs and can't afford to what is
happening. if a company built a plant near the water, c.e.o. can't pretend that sea levels aren't rising or storms aren't becoming stronger. anybody who said, it is not true. businesses, you have to plan for the future. you have to protect yourself from things that are coming down the pike and that should be no different in depoft as well. unfortunately, we have a president who doesn't see it that way. he failed at business and fair to say he is failing at depoft. his administration produced a damaging report showing substantial damage report. and you know what the president said in response? i don't believe, he said. how can you not believe it? i hate to break this to you, mr. president. if you don't believe in science, don't go to the doctor, don't go
on an airplane or talk on the phone or don't think about tweeting. wouldn't that be nice. most americans do respect science and do support the paris climate agreement and after the president announced his intention to pull out, many came to say, we are still into that agreement. and we teamed up with gerry brown, former governor of california and did an incredible job on climate change and brought these groups together in one national coalition. that group includes 50 businesses, universities and ocal businesses from here in new hampshire. we call the group america's pledge and everyone in the coalition has committed to
cutting carbon emissions in line with the goals our country set in paris. i think it's clear that our paris commitment should be viewed as the bare minimum of what we are doing. what we said what was going to happen in 2050, the the scientists said it could be 2040. and some would argue 2030 would be a more realistic time. what is happening is really scary and may be irreversible. but to not stop and do everything you can and there is a threat, whether it is going to happen or not. when there is a threat, you have to take action. and trying to get people starting from the bottom up and really accelerate it. and we need a president that can lead us forward instead of trying to drag us backwards.
voters are commanding that candidates take a stand on climate change. you saw that in last year's elections. and more candidates ran on climate change and they won. it has been great to see fellow democrats embrace the idea of a green new ideal. that has been around for a long time. but the last time that it was in the public was back in 2009 and 2010, when democrats controlled the congress and the white house. and the big idea then was cap-and-trade and that did not get through congress. when it happened and didn't get through congress, people threw up their hands and said there was no hope. i refused to accept that. this isn't a choice. you have to understand there is an issue here. and i believe through bottom-up
action we could save lives, money and jobs just as we have been doing it in new york city and i'm glad to say that is what has happened across this country. in 2011, i i teamed up with sierra club and others across the country to close coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner energy, here we are a decade later and we have closed half e country's 281 out of 530 coal-fired power plants. we've cut the number of americans dying of coal pollution by 6,000 annually. we helped lower people's electricity bill, we helped create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in renewable energy and we reduced carbon emissions even further from the levels that the cap and trade bill would have had it become law. i think thelessson is, where
there's a will, last way. despite the administration's attempt to prop up the coal industry, coal plants continue to closing at about the same rate under president trump that they had under president obama. i don't think there's any doubt that replacing coal with clean energy is good for america. but until washington starts investing in regions that have long depended on coal, these communities will continue to suffer. back in the 19th and 20th centuries, america's rise to greatness was powered by coal miners and their sacrifices and hard work helped make us an industrial power house of the world. now i believe today that as a country we have to repay that debt to the coal mining communities because they are betting hurt. instead, just this month, the senate let a law lapse that required coal companies to fund health care for miners who developed black lung disease. what a disgrace. the president goes and talks about saving coal miners' jobs
and then we walk away from the health problems coal miners have. the trump administration also tried to cut funding for job training and economic development in coal country. the hypocrisy of what the president said and what he president is trying to do is just staggering. the president likes to give rallies and speeches where he makes promises to miners about bringing their jobs back but i think it's clear to everybody at this point, even the coal miners, those are just empty words. technology and automation displaced most of the jobs, not the environmental issues, not government, but instead of trying to help miners and mining communities deal with the changing economy, the president just makes promises that he can't keep. miners need jobs to feed their families and pay their bill, they don't need more talk they need more action and more investment in their communities. and i think we do have an obligation to do something about this.
it's going to happen in other industries as well, where the economy changes, technology changes, people's tastes and behavior change and people are out of work and we just can't say oh, that's the way it happens. we as a country can do better, we are better. we have to pull together and try to help people who need the help. people who want to work but just cannot find a job. people who want to work and just don't have the skills to get those jobs and do something about helping them acquire what they need to compete. my foundation, i'm happy to say, has been piloting some projects across america to help mining communities acquire new skills and jobs. it is an enormous challenge but that requires leadership from the president as well as private philanthropy and i believe it has to be a central part of the green new deal that people talked about. in fact, i believe the first pillar of any green new deal should be a plan for major and
comprehensive invest optometrist create jobs and increase economic growth in coal regions where the -- and other areas hat have been tied to fossil fuels. as a country, we cannot continue leaving people and areas behind. it's just morally wrong. and as a party, i think the democrats have to show that while the president is offering false promises, we have real solutions and not just speeches, not just rally, but concrete things we can do, that we can afford and we can rally the public behind. those solutions will spread economic benefits to every corner of every state, not just those hurt by the change in the coal industry. i think that's the lesson of the yellow vest protests in paris, you can't ask people affected by the transition to a green economy to pay more unless you deliver economic benefits in the form of good jobs and better infrastructure that they
will feel in their lives and in their communities. you have to help all workers affected by the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy and it just can't be an afterthought it has to be a concrete plan, has to be a central part of any environmental plan or it will fail. a lot of elected officials have embraced the idea of a green new deal and that's great. it's become fashionable to do so. but i think it's time as a party that we started putting some meat on the bone and laying out exactly how a green new deal should -- what it should include and i believe that that plan should be bold and ambitious and most importantly, achieveable. i'm a little bit tired of listening to things that are pie in the sky, that we never are going to pass, never going to afford. i think it's just disingenuous to promote those things, you've got to do something that's practical. we need a transition as quickly as possible to clean energy and we need -- that has to be part of the 2020 party platform for
the democratic party, period. i've already begun working on putting together the details of what i believe is a green new deal, what it should look like. and whether i run for president or not, i will work to ensure the -- fighting climate change and spurring economic development in areas that have depended on fossil fuels is a top priority for the democratic nominee. i will tell you that one of the elements of my plan will be helping local and state governments to take more action, something that my foundation has been doing. we recently invited mayors from around the country to propose mbitious plans of their own, include carg bonn in ways that affect people's lives. we call this the american cities climate challenge and made the challenge to all the major cities across the country, i think something like 00 or 250 finally applied for the prizes. we offered a total of $70 million in technical support
and staff expertise and other resources to help bring the best of those ideas to life. we picked 25 winners from all over the countries and those cities are now implementing their ideas and one of the requirements to win was that your idea has to be transferable to other cities. so a lot of cities, even though that didn't win, can if they think those things will make a difference in their community can do it, help their economy, help clean the air that they breathe and give us more of a future. i'll give you a couple of examples, orlando, florida, putting floating solar panels on thousands of ponds and lakes, their answer is the fish benefit when they have some shade and it's land that's not usable for anything else and so generating carbon-free energy is a good idea. san diego is on track to get 100% of their energy from renewable sources. the state of iowa now generates
a third of all of their electricity from wind. so when you hear people saying h, we're not going to do that, that's just -- look at what they're doing. in new york city, al gore and i painted the roof of a five-story building with a flat roof, we painted it white. why? because a white roof reflects off the sun. so your energy bills over the year go down 25% and you get that savings every year, just for the cost of a couple of cans of paint. the local newspapers had the two of us on the front pages called clowns. next time you fly in or out of new york look down. every, and i when i say every, i mean every, every roof is painted white just 10 years later. it's an enormous change. think about the amount of energy that was saved and the -- and the reduction in the amount of pollution that would have gone into the air to generate that electricity, it really is quite an i amazing
thing. cities like denver and san antonio are working on transition to electric vehicles and my team is also helping by s and states environmental roadblocks. the president of the environmental protection agency, e.p.a., has been waging an assault on clean air and water protections which is no surprise since it's being run by a coal lobbyist. that is like appointing a tobacco industry lobbyist to be the surgeon general. we can't make this up. it's just goes -- it just goes on and on. trump's e.p.a. is trying to roll back limits on mercury pollution that contaminates the air and water and harms kids' development. it goes straight into the fish we eat and straight into your body. it really is damaging an awful lot of coal-fired power plants install technology to reduce or eliminate the mercury and then the rules to do so have gone away even after they made all
the investment. also a lot of places trying to roll back limits on methane pollution from oil and gas drilling. methane is one of the biggest drivers of oil and gas warming and invested in technology to limit it, don't have to use that anymore. this amounts to an assault on public health and the environment and that's why i'm helping 10 democratic attorneys general who are fighting back, i think the most important job of leaders is to protect people's health and protect their safety and this administration, not to beat a dead horse but it really is failing miserably but complaining about it doesn't get us very far. i can just tell you my foundation is spending hundreds of millions of dollars supporting environmental work around the country. i have been getting together around the country with people like jerry brown from the sierra club, mayors, governor, business leaders, and with the united nations members, we've got to really do something about this rather than just
talk about it. fighting climate change is an urgent challenge. maybe one they have most serious we face. but if we tackle it head on, i really do think communities can be stronger and more prosperous. we can also save an awful lot of lives and that means some of us -- some of the people right in this room will be healthier because of it. we've got to leave a better world for generations to come and it will take a lot of work and require us to cork together -- to work together but i believe we can do it, if we have strong leadership at the top and if we organize and mobilize americans across this country to push for change. so thanks again for inviting me. it's a pleasure to spend some time here. i hope they stop the early morning
breakfast in new york but i think i'll be doing it vina video. i grew up in boston where i liked snow, even my mother shoveled snow into her 90's, and i even think we got more snow then than we to now but i'm not sure if that's true. i'm happy to take some questions. >> we have a microphone, please identify yourself. >> i'm marilyn hoffman. your philanthropies have also been supportive of the arts in your a.i.m. program for cities like washington, denver, austin, baltimore, you said yourself how -- boston, baltimore, you said yourself how -- i wonder if you take on an office in washington would you put your philanthropies of a kind of blind trust and disassociate yourself and your name from that?
at the same time would you then advocate for the arts and put more money in the national edoument for the arts. mr. bloomberg: let me answer the second part first. i would put the foundation into a blind trust. i did that while i was mayor of the company -- i was mayor, i put the company in a blind trust, stayed away from it, i would put it in a blind trust or seller. every banker is rushing to call, don't call, it's not for sale. you would have no choice but to do that. and the arts are one of six areas we focus in. what we've tried to do is rather than focus on helping the big museums around the country, helping the smaller one they need help, how to build a board, how to borrow a collection, how to have -- how to raise money. and we are almost finished with a -- an app that will go on your phone so that they can give everybody a personalized, private tour of their
exhibitions at all times. i get a tour when i go into a museum. why? because they think i'm going to make a doe nays. the average person doesn't get that and i've always thought that's wrong. the problem is no museum can afford to have lots of cue rators doing it all the time. but if one cue rator talks about a picture, you can put in a number, see the picture and the cue rator can describe what the artist may have been thinking and on the left corner you see a self-portrait of the artist, on the right side, notice the brush strokes, that sort of thing. i think we need to focus on making sure that kids who graduate have skills that are useful in the workplace because earning a living is an important thing, but we also want to make sure that people are well rounded and culture, incidentally is great for the economy. our mantra is culture attracts capital faster than capital attracts culture and i can just show you new york city and london and places like that here it's really true.
>> mr. mayor, thanks for coming. i'm roger stevensson from stratum. i'm a member of the new hampshire coastal hazards commission, we created over three years recommendations to protect the coastal community. iptc said is, the that -- said late last year that we have 12 years in order to make trastic changes, in order to meet the paris agreements. at the end of the next term of the next president we'll be halfway there. so what does the next president have to do in order to make sure these changes are approved , they're durable, and they can beyond ented beyond beyond the trump presidency? mr. bloomberg: i think the
president's job -- the president really has two jobs. one is to what i call run the railroad. to make sure all parts of government work and implement the laws we passed. the environmental laws, and that's not happening, you should appoint people that have the interest of what the law that was approved tried to have, not going in the other direction. and that will help a lot. the second thing is, the president should obviously be the unifier and the cheerleader and the spokesperson for the public. it's not just tell the public what they should believe. it is to explain to the public what the president's vision is and why she or he thinks it's the right direction to go. and we have to be -- to do that to influence the rest of world because we're dependent on them just as much as we're dependent on ourselveses for cleaning up the air. somebody pollutes on the other side of the earth, it's just as
bad as if somebody pollutes right here. the president's job is to do that. and our president is doing neither of those two things. also, the 12 years is not the end of the world. it is things are getting more out of hand all the time, there's no discreet, drop dead date, the glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and whether or not you stop polluting right now it's not going to stop that melting. that's going to continue for a while. we've already done that damage. what we're really trying to do is not have more damage done. >> thank you, mayor bloomberg, for taking my question. americans continue to pay the highest drug prices in the world and no one should have to choose between putting food on their table and for their medication. do you agree that drug prices are too high? and what are your thoughts on ways to lower prezrippings drug costs and reduce costs for all
americans? mr. bloomberg: i think drug proices are too high but they are not the major cost as a matter of fact of the increase -- cause as a matter of fact of the increase in medical expenses. drugs are about 20% on average of the cost. if you take a look at what different hospitals and different places or even next to each other charge, the price offering the services that we deliver, whether it's from the doctor or the hospital, are all over the place. and we have to find some ways to get the public to understand who is giving a good service and how much it kansases and whether there are options for them elsewhere. i'm not trying to take the pressure off the drug companies. but we'll say we've got to find ways to make the drug companies profitable so they invest in particularly disease drugs. if you get sick, pray you get a disease that everybody else has.
that's where all the money is going. if you get one of those orphan diseases, nobody is working on that you can't walk in and say you've got to cut your prices. i can tell you what i did. i read in the newspaper, i take lipitor as most people, i suppose, my age, and it was $11 a pill as i remember. and the je for the rick was 50 cents and i called my doctor and said what are you crazy? and so switched. you could make a big difference if we would just switch to generic. i think having regulations that medicare can't negotiate with -- are -- mpanies or it's a problem that's tied up in government. there's an enormous amount of lobbying done of government by the drug companies just like an enormous amount of lobbying done by social media companies in washington today.
and that, i think, is influencing whether or not our elected officials understand the problems and are willing to stand up and take some action. once again, in the end, you need a leader at the top to understand this is an issue and not stopping to make these speeches that say, i've got a secret plan to end the war, elect me and then i'll tell you what it is. you've got to ask for some specifics and you've got to put people's -- put people on the firing line and make sure they deliver and if they don't, pay a real cost. we did that this time. if you take a look at this election, what the election was, it was about in many cases people who would not stand up for sensible gun background checks. it was an election against people who denied the climate change -- that climate change was happening and we should do something about it. it was about people who elected officials who couldn't come up with a plan for all these other things this eopioid crisis is
one of the ways, one of the things to look at. just basic medical care. i was looking at numbers yesterday, a normal birth in a hospital went from, i think it was $15,000 b up to $45,000 in the same area of the country. if it's normal, it's a relatively simple thing. if something goes wrong, you want to be in a hospital that can help you. but this this should not be that kind of difference. the marketplace is not working and somebody has to do something about it. > thank you. >> hi, i'm carly, i'm a political science major at new england college. a. -- are you a ally vegan, in your own personal life, do you take big --
veganism, like a reduced waste lifestyle and do you drive an environmentally friendly car and what not. mr. bloomberg: let me first say i'm addicted to cheez-its and pop concern. if you can get rid of all the other bad thins and just not those two i will be very happy. i'm also addicted to subway sandwiches, could eat one every night, that'll help them. i've watched my diet as i've gotten older, i eat a lot less red meat. i love to have a berger every once in a while, i have steak very seldom if served i would eat it. i'm not ababsolutist. i eat more fish than before, with mercury, you worry about that. i do a lot of meals i'll just have a fruit is a lad or iceberg lettuce or something. but as you get older you become more conscious, i think, of
some of the stuff. with my work at johns hopkins and the school of public health, i am much more sensitive than i used to be. do i do everything? i exercise every day. half an hour on alternate days, an hour between. does that mean i'm going to live long her i don't know. but you just should do some common sense things. i haven't had a cigarette in 40 years. i am on a new campaign to go a year without a drink. i'm two months into it, thank you very much. i did that two years ago for a year, with the exception of having a lot of white wine on my 75th birthday and last year i created a white wine shortage across america so i'm back on trying another year. will i make it? i don't know. e'll see what happens.
we'll do two questions. >> thank you, mr. mayor, thank you for coming. when the united states became an industrial pow power we very much used coal and whatever we could get our hands on. right now other rising nations such as china, india, doing the same thing. how can the united states look at, when we do say, when we confront them on what they're using they say that's what the united states did, how the united states got its power. so you're just stopping us. how do we use common sense and how do we accurately confront them on this when it's kind of a fair point? and do you believe that a mayor or a governor or someone -- a former mayor, any type of local official can do that? do they have the foreign policy experience?
>> keep in mind -- mr. bloomberg: keep in mind bhern when america depended on coal, we had no alternatives. nobody knew how to take oil out of the ground, there was no infrastructure to refine it, then other forms of energy started becoming used and coal started to decline and the technology of ripping the top of a mountain off and taking it out rather than digging down killed most of the jobs, that really then more than anything else killed a lot of jobs in the coal industry. can we get the other countries to do something? you have to look at the pictures of some of the big cities in china and particularly india. where you cannot see across the street. and the people that live there are starting to say something. and in government exists without the will of the majority of the people. so they really are having an effect. some of it in china you can say well, they're closing the coal-fired power plant and cement plants and steel plants that pollute a lot.
they're closing the ones close to the city but still building elsewhere. that may very well be true. some of those have been in the ground far long time. they're going to be completed. i think it's not fair to say they're not going to do anything. one of the things we can do, we brought down, let me rephrase this. we brought down the wall separating west and east berlin. by having a better society that the people on the other side of the wall saw and said, i want that. and so the thing you can do the most to get china and india to start contributing more than what they're doing, and they are doing some things, is to show number one we can do it, number two, we are better off because of it. and say if you want to live longer,s the way to do it. let the people say to their government, fupt to keep serving us, do it. so i don't think -- it's not going to be easy and the government is not all that helpful, but in the end, governments are driven by the
public. it's in the a perfect system. doesn't work every time and it wasn't do, slowly and -- work fast or smoothly. but you can impact things. this is the way to do it. >> hi, mayor bloomberg, my name long ison, i'm from island, new york, i remember -- i ving an initiative was wonderling if you'd endorse a global initiative to do something similar on a global scale as you did in new york? mr. bloomberg: i was there at the time and i certainly propoeted it -- promoted it but bette midler deserves credit. she went out and raised a lot of the money. she is just dynamite. don't get on the wrong side of bette. she's a phenomenal singer but also a great american and great
human being. and one of the things i remember getting $5 million from david rockefeller to help plant trees and we went to a new york city housing authority and he and i planted a tree and i thought to myself this is probably the first time that david rockefeller has been close to public housing. [laughter] but he gave the money, we planted the tree, i think it's still there. it was bette that did it. planting trees really does make some sense for a couple of reasons. economically it's good because a tree lined street, real estate prices are dramatically more than one without it. you'd think every street would go down, the people before they sold the house would plant trees because they'll get more money from it, it looks better. but also trees absorb co-2 and store it in the ground. so it is -- one of the problems we have with global warming is in big part thoasts world we're deforesting, burning the
forests to create land to farm. and i understand the farmers need to grow crop bus that really does hurt what's going on so give bette midler the credit, i'll be happy to stand next to her in a picture but she's my hero. thank you all for having me. [applause] >> thank you, mayor bloomberg. it's been a thrill to have you here with us. i also the tpwhrected to thank neil and ann and the whole team here at saint anselm who helped put this event on. [applause] i should note that neil has his performance review coming up and he brought his mother so i'll ask her how he's doing. thank you again, mayor bloomberg. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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