HILL – Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) during a speech at a 200-nation climate change conference in Poland on Monday said that President Trump is “meshugge” on the environment, the Yiddish word for “crazy.”
Schwarzenegger, a longtime climate activist, told the audience in Poland that he believes that local leaders in the U.S. are still committed to the Paris climate accord, although Trump has publicly declared that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the international agreement.
The United Nations conference in Poland is aimed at providing a venue for signatories of the Paris climate accord to discuss how to implement their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Every time you talk about America, you’re right when you say that our leadership in Washington is a little bit backwards, but you’re wrong when you say that America dropped out of the Paris agreement,” Schwarzenegger said.
“Because if you look a little bit beyond Washington, you will see that it is the states and the cities, it’s local governments, that control 70 percent of our emissions,” he said. “And you will see all the extraordinary work that is going on at the state and city level in America.”
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