Arnold Schwarzenegger, who used to be a famous bodybuilder, actor, and governor of California is of the view that the global issue of fighting climate change worldwide is being hindered by an issue in communication.
“As long as they keep talking about global climate change, they are not gonna go anywhere. ‘Cause no one gives a s— about that,” Schwarzenegger told CBS’ “Sunday Morning” correspondent Tracy Smith in a profile that aired Sunday.
“So my thing is, let’s go and rephrase this and communicate differently about it and really tell people — we’re talking about pollution. Pollution creates climate change, and pollution kills,” Schwarzenegger said.
The former actor has become a public voice about climate change through his role as the host of the Austrian World Summit, a global climate change conference.
“I’m on a mission to go and reduce greenhouse gases worldwide,” Schwarzenegger told CBS, “because I’m into having a healthy body and a healthy Earth. That’s what I’m fighting for. And that’s my crusade.”
In an article he wrote for USA Today, Schwarzenegger said that people who care about the environment need to change how they talk about climate change. He thinks they should use better communication and focus on growing through clean energy projects.
By changing how they talk about climate change and focusing on solutions that use clean energy technologies, people can help fight the bad effects of climate change.
The International Energy Agency says that in 2023 people will invest $1.7 trillion in clean technologies which includes things like renewable energy, electric cars, nuclear power, and other technologies.
And even though there is a lot more awareness regarding this nowadays and more and more people are trying to fight climate change and have started investing in clean energy, the quantity of these emissions is still too much to reverse the effects of global warming.
“We need a new environmentalism based on building and growing and common sense. Old environmentalism was afraid of growth. It hated building. Many of you know this style — protesting every new development, chaining yourself to construction equipment, and using lawsuits and permitting to slow everything down,” Schwarzenegger wrote in the op-ed.
?[T]oday I call for a new environmentalism, based on building the clean energy projects we need as fast as we can. We have to build, build, build,” Schwarzenegger wrote.