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Michael Bloomberg, Carl Pope To Co-Author Book On Climate Change

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is working with environmentalist Carl Pope on a book about climate change.

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According to St. Martin's Press, "Overheated: How Cooler Heads Can Cool the World'' will come out April 18, 2017.

"It's time for a new type of conversation about climate change -- one focused on immediate health and economic benefits," Bloomberg tweeted Wednesday.

According to St. Martin's, Bloomberg and Pope hope to remove the "partisan rhetoric'' and offer ``viable, concrete solutions.''

In a statement issued through the publisher, Bloomberg and Pope said they didn't always agree on the issues, but believed they could inspire liberals and conservatives to work together.

"We are writing this book because we believe that it's time for a new type of conversation about climate change," Pope and Bloombers said in a joint statement from St. Martin's "One focused on the immediate economic and health benefits of climate action, which are too often lost in a sea of hyperbole and partisanship. By lowering the temperature of the debate, we can raise the bar for what we can accomplish. Cooler heads can produce a cooler world."

Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman, is a UN special envoy on climate change and cities. Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club from 1992-2010, works with Bloomberg as a climate adviser.

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