Michael Bloomberg will fight for a carbon-free future instead of the White House

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that he will not run for president, but instead launch a campaign to rid the United States of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Explaining his reasoning on his eponymous news network’s opinion page, Bloomberg said the climate crisis was too urgent to be bogged down by political feuding.

“While there would be no higher honor than serving as president, my highest obligation as a citizen is to help the country the best way I can, right now,” Bloomberg writes. The announcement quashes speculation that the former mayor would run for president. He explains that he thinks the best way he can help the country is to throw his political capital behind a push to move the country…

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