Mark Mardell writing for the BBC reports that Michael Bloomberg has come out for Barack Obama and why the backing of the mayor of New York City is important for the president.
It’s the Environment, Stupid
“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 might be – given this week’s devastation – should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”
Mr Bloomberg says the president has taken “major steps” to reduce the US carbon consumption, including new fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles.
And he says Mitt Romney has abandoned his previous beliefs on climate change.
“This issue is too important. We need determined leadership at the national level to move the nation and the world forward.”
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