“The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of next Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,”
“Our climate is changing… and while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it may be — given the devastation it is wreaking — should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Bloomberg cites concerns over climate change as one of the reasons he is endorsing Obama rather than Romney. In fact the title of his Op Ed piece is “A vote for a president to lead on climate change.” This comes just after the Republican Governor of New Jersey gave effusive and repeated praise of Obama and cited the importance of climate change.