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Our Next Moonshot: Saving Earth’s Climate

By: Michael R. Bloomberg
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Originally posted on bloomberg.com

The following is an adaptation of an address to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of 2019.

Fifty years ago next month, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon. It’s fair to say the crew never would have gotten there without MIT.

Michael Bloomberg Launches Beyond Carbon, the Largest-Ever Coordinated Campaign Against Climate Change in United States

Beyond Carbon Brings Bloomberg’s Global Investment in Fighting Climate Change to $1 Billion
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New York, NY – In a commencement address today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael R. Bloomberg will launch Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change ever undertaken in the United States. With a $500 million investment — the largest ever philanthropic effort to fight the climate crisis — Beyond Carbon will work to ­put the U.S. on track towards a 100% clean energy economy by working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities.

Message From Mike Bloomberg

Bloomberg's 2018 Impact Report
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In partnership with the Sierra Club, we have helped to close more than half of U.S. coal power plants – 286 out of 530, and counting – since 2011. Recently, we set a new goal of retiring every remaining U.S. coal plant by 2030. And we are launching an ambitious new stage of the campaign called Beyond Carbon. It is a grassroots effort to help move America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean-energy economy.

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