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Arnold wants to pump you up — about the future of green energy.
Republican and climate activist Arnold Schwarzenegger penned a message on Monday to the many Internet commenters who he said respond when he talks about clean energy, telling them he doesn’t “give a **** if we agree about climate change.”
“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,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Facebook. “I couldn’t care less if you’re concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. I doesn’t matter to me which of us is right about the science.”
Schwarzenegger and California Gov. Jerry Brown have been in Paris for the ongoing United Nations climate summit, where world leaders hope to forge a plan to address global warming.
Schwarzenegger wrote that he favors a dollars-and-cents approach to thinking about a future with more clean energy and less pollution. Fossil fuels are going the way of the extinct creatures they came from, he writes, and the best bet is in energy sources that are renewable and create fewer pollutants.
“I, personally, want a plan,” the former California governor wrote. “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,” Schwarzenegger wrote. "Either way, I wouldn't take their investment advice.”