Partisan politics hurts climate change fight in U.S.
Gerard Miller | CNBC
In the United States, fighting climate change is a political issue and it can’t be, according to Bill Gates.
“Sadly, the U.S. is one of the worst in the issue being partisan in nature, but we need to change that,” Gates said in an interview which aired Tuesday during Climate Week NYC.
While President Biden has made climate change one of his administration’s priorities, former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
“We can’t have a climate strategy where you have some parties in power and they do a lot, but when you have other parties in power then everything stops,” Gates said.
The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and the Gates Foundation is also the founder of the climate innovation and investment company, Breakthrough Energy, and the founder and chairman of the advanced nuclear company TerraPower.