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I don’t give a **** if we agree about climate change.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER





I see your questions.
Each and every time I post on my Facebook page or tweet about my crusade for a clean energy future, I see them.
There are always a few of you, asking why we should care about the temperature rising, or questioning the science of climate change.
I want you to know that I hear you. Even those of you who say renewable energy is a conspiracy. Even those who say climate change is a hoax. Even those of you who use four letter words.
I've heard all of your questions, and now I have three questions for you.
Let's put climate change aside for a minute. In fact, let's assume you're right.
First - do you believe it is acceptable that 7 million people die every year from pollution? That's more than murders, suicides, and car accidents - combined.
Every day, 19,000 people die from pollution from fossil fuels. Do you accept those deaths? Do you accept that children all over the world have to grow up breathing with inhalers?
Now, my second question: do you believe coal and oil will be the fuels of the future?
Besides the fact that fossil fuels destroy our lungs, everyone agrees that eventually they will run out. What's your plan then?
I, personally, want a plan. I don't want to be like the last horse and buggy salesman who was holding out as cars took over the roads. I don't want to be the last investor in Blockbuster as Netflix emerged. That's exactly what is going to happen to fossil fuels.
A clean energy future is a wise investment, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either wrong, or lying. Either way, I wouldn't take their investment advice.
Renewable energy is great for the economy, and you don't have to take my word for it. California has some of the most revolutionary environmental laws in the United States, we get 40% of our power from renewables, and we are 40% more energy efficient than the rest of the country. We were an early-adopter of a clean energy future.
Our economy has not suffered. In fact, our economy in California is growing faster than the U.S. economy. We lead the nation in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, entertainment, high tech, biotech, and, of course, green tech.
I have a final question, and it will take some imagination.
There are two doors. Behind Door Number One is a completely sealed room, with a regular, gasoline-fueled car. Behind Door Number Two is an identical, completely sealed room, with an electric car. Both engines are running full blast.
I want you to pick a door to open, and enter the room and shut the door behind you. You have to stay in the room you choose for one hour. You cannot turn off the engine. You do not get a gas mask.
I'm guessing you chose the Door Number Two, with the electric car, right? Door number one is a fatal choice - who would ever want to breathe those fumes?
This is the choice the world is making right now.
To use one of the four-letter words all of you commenters love, I don't give a damn if you believe in climate change. I couldn’t care less if you're concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn't matter to me which of us is right about the science.
I just hope that you'll join me in opening Door Number Two, to a smarter, cleaner, healthier, more profitable energy future.




Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Stop eating meat and save the planet
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Arnie He's famous for his bulging muscles and delivering lines like "you hit like a vegetarian".

So when Arnold Schwarzenegger tells people they should eat less meat you can imagine the reaction he got.
Twitter soon filled up with people calling him a hypocrite, because as a bodybuilder he's eaten a lot of beef over the years.
The former bodybuilder has suggested the best way to cut down is to have a couple of meat free days a week.

This tweet sums up a lot of the cynicism online.
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Arnie was speaking at the climate change talks in Paris.
"Right now people, seven million people are dying every year. That is alarming and everyone in government has the responsibility to protect the people.
"They have to do something about it."
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He thinks that eating less meat would be a good way to start.
"28% of the greenhouse gasses come from eating meat and from raising cattle, so we can do a much better job."

Newsbeat was told recently by a climate expert that cutting back on meat consumption would help the environment.
Ellie Highwood, professor of climate physics at the University of Reading, told Newsbeat "if everyone around the world ate as much as we do in Britain, it would be even worse".



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