Friends in High Places: Prince Harry and Meghan Follow Bloomberg on Instagram

NewsBusters | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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Liberal billionaire and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg just gained two new Instagram fans: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The liberal former mayor and climate activist is just one of 15 people the royal couple follow on the site. According to Town & Country, the royals likely follow him because of the millions he is spending to fight climate change. Bloomberg’s climate efforts have including shutting down coal and now trying to prevent new natural gas plants.

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The magazine reported, “In July, the @SussexRoyal handle is being used to highlight environmental issues, and recently followed accounts including the World Wide Fund for Nature, Dr. Jane Goodall, and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, who launched Beyond Carbon, a campaign to end climate change, last month.”

Bloomberg = tweeted about London’s Climate Action Week on July 3, “When it comes to tackling the climate crisis, we cannot wait for national governments to act. #LDNClimateAction is yet another example of how cities and mayors like @SadiqKhan are leading by example on the biggest challenges we face.”

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Recently, Bloomberg was praised by the liberal media for recently pledging $500 million to end the U.S. coal industry. Salon praised his efforts in June writing, “The billionaire and philanthropist has been committed to reducing fossil fuel in order to tackle climate change for years.”

“As mayor of New York City, he launched an initiative to encourage businesses, universities and other private organizations to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their offices by up to 40 percent over a ten period.” Salon continued.

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Not surprisingly, Salon left out U.S. coal miners’ negative reaction to efforts that would cripple their industry, a criticism included by Yahoo Finance. Yahoo cited West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton.

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