Thursday, September 13

ByKevin Sheekey

As the Global Climate Action Summit kicks off today in San Francisco, Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown write an oped in the Los Angeles Times that explains how the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris Climate agreement, without the Trump administration:

“In red states and blue states, goals have been set and are being met. Orlando, Fla., is aiming to get 100% of its energy from clean sources and is on track to hit 20% by 2020. Los Angeles has cut emissions by 26% and counting. By next year, Texas will get more energy from solar and wind than from coal. Pennsylvania enacted tougher rules to prevent methane leaks from its gas wells. Colorado’s largest power utility announced plans to accelerate retirement of one-third of its coal plants and replace them with clean energy. And Walmart aims to shift 20% of its truck fleet to electric vehicles within five years.”

The U.S. is Upholding its Commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement – Michael Bloomberg and Jerry Brown (Los Angeles Times)

Landmark Commitments Will Be Made At The Global Climate Action Summit (Forbes)

Michael Bloomberg Set to Run for Democrats Against Trump for Presidency in 2020 (The Times – UK)

Impossible No Longer: Democrats Eye Senate (Bloomberg’s Balance of Power)

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen to Serve as New Head of Planned Parenthood (Baltimore Sun)
Mike Bloomberg tweeted his support: Great to see that Baltimore’s bold Health Commissioner – @DrLeanaWen – will be the new leader at @PPFA. Looking forward to working together and helping Planned Parenthood carry out its indispensable mission.

Trump Responds to JPMorgan Chief Jamie Dimon: My Policies Make Bankers Look Smarter Than They Are (Bloomberg)
Trump’s tweet came in response to remarks by Dimon, who said at a bank event Wednesday morning that he could beat Trump in an election. Dimon said: “I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is…This wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money. It wasn’t a gift from daddy.”

Where in the World Is Larry Page? While Alphabet Faces Existential Challenges, Its Co-founder is Exercising His Right to be Forgotten. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Should You Buy the New iPhone?: How The iPhone Xs Max Measures Up Against Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Bloomberg)

Headlines from around the world.

Best of late night.

President Trump “keeps saying, ‘Hire American,’ even though he doesn’t. In July, you may recall, they filed to hire 78 foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago, his golf club in Florida. And that doesn’t even include the 15 Russian spies he has working in the I.T. department.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

“I heard that there’s a new documentary about dating apps called ‘Swiped.’ Did you guys hear about this? People thought the preview looked good, but when they showed up it looked like a completely different movie.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“New York this month will host its second annual Miss Subways Pageant, where contestants profess their love for the city’s mass transit. Well, it’s scheduled for this month, but the pageant will actually get here sometime in November.”
— Seth Meyers

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