BONN, Germany (AP) — Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution.
Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around the world are discussing implementing the Paris climate accord.READ MORE: License Plate Recognition Cameras To Be Installed Around Melrose District
He said: “It’s time we wake up and talk about what really matters: 25,000 people dying every day because of pollution.”
Schwarzenegger also criticized the environmental community for “missing the point” with its messaging on global warming.READ MORE: Exclusive: Armed Robbers Hit Palisades Home During Holiday Party
He said: “People do not focus as much on 2 degrees energy increases in temperatures or increases in sea levels rising.”
Schwarzenegger thinks calling attention to concrete issues, like “so many people having problems with cancer and kids with asthma,” is a better approach.MORE NEWS: Barstow Firefighter Struck By Vehicle On I-15 Sunday, Listed In Critical Condition
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