If you're a high-profile Democrat looking to convince voters that you'll get tough on President Trump, there's no better place to deliver that message than on the president's home turf - except, perhaps, if you're New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and that turf is a hastily erected podium in front of the escalators at Trump Tower.
De Blasio also called on his supporters to "scream loud enough so they can hear it all the way to the White House, 'Our planet, not your profit'".
"Trump Tower staff turned up the dial on the PA system just moments before the mayor entered the 5th Avenue building", the New York Post reports.More news: Wild video shows window washers trapped on swinging lift
Trump Tower faces a fine of $469,848 per year if no improvements are made, the mayor's office statement said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is blowing hot air towards President Donald Trump, warning The Don that his properties are pumping excessive greenhouse gas emissions, which could result in millions of dollars in fines. "Your buildings are part of the problem". "Cut your emissions or we'll cut something you really care about".
The law on buildings emissions is part of the city's Green New Deal initiative, which aims to reduce emissions 30 percent by 2030 and adhere to the standards of the Paris Agreement, an worldwide pact on climate change from which Trump withdrew the United States.More news: Facebook changes livestream rules after New Zealand shooting
The new standards, hailed by advocates as the toughest action by any city on climate change so far, takes aim at the biggest source of greenhouse gases in NY, where buildings account for more than two-thirds of emissions. The Climate Mobilization Act mandates buildings larger than 25,000 square feet reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2040 and 80 percent by 2050.
Trump owns at least eight large buildings in New York City that do not meet 2030 emissions levels under the new law. "New York City will not survive without a radical action to stop climate change". "With flames on our hillsides and floods in our streets, cities can not wait another moment to confront the climate crisis with everything we've got". The city has vowed to divest its pension funds of fossil fuel investments and attempted to sue major oil companies for their role in the climate crisis. "We're taking climate change head-on with NYC's Green New Deal and are the first city in the world to require all big buildings to cut their emissions, with the goal of a carbon neutral city by 2050".
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According to the International Energy Agency, the construction and operation of buildings is responsible for more than a third of global energy consumption.