Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn't 'Give a ****' What You Think About Climate Change

It's not about who's right, it's about planning for the future

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger hears your complaints about his push for "a clean energy future" -- and quite frankly doesn't care. While attending the climate conference in Paris, the former Governor of California took to Facebook to express the urgency of clean energy, asking those who oppose his view to "put aside climate change for a minute" and "assume you're right." He asked three questions of all readers:

  1. "Do you believe it is acceptable that 7 million people die every year from pollution? That's more than murders, suicides, and car accidents -- combined."

  2. "Do you believe coal and oil will be the fuels of the future?"

  3. For his third question, Schwarzenegger posed a scenario where one would have to enter one of two sealed rooms for an hour. The first room contained a gas-powered car with the engine on; the second contained an electric car with the engine on. Participants aren't allowed to turn the engine off or use a gas mask. The Terminator actor posed that everyone would choose door number two because "Door number one is a fatal choice - who would ever want to breathe those fumes?"

Fossil fuels are a limited resource, and Schwarzenegger, rather than harping on the effects of coal and oil on the environment stressed the need for a plan when those resources run out. He compared the use of fossil fuels to outdated technologies, writing:

I don't want to be like the last horse and buggy salesman who was holding out as cars took over the roads. I don't want to be the last investor in Blockbuster as Netflix emerged. That's exactly what is going to happen to fossil fuels.

He continues:

To use one of the four-letter words all of you commenters love, I don't give a damn if you believe in climate change. I couldn’t care less if you're concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn't matter to me which of us is right about the science.

So what does matter to Arnold? Making sure humanity works to make "a smarter, cleaner, healthier, more profitable energy future."