Climate Change in the 2012 Presidential Election

On Thursday, November 1st, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that he was endorsing President Obama in this election. He said he had decided that President Obama was the best candidate to address climate change.“Our climate is changing,” he wrote. “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.”

Mayor Bloomerg’s statement is one of the first in the national media to address climate change during this long election season. At a recent panel discussion we questioned why climate change wasn’t a larger issue during this election. Take a look:

 

 

 

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Bloomberg Backs Obama, Citing Fallout From Storm by Raymond Hernandez via The New York Times, November 1, 2012

USC Price PhD candidate David Gastwirth wrote another interesting piece on our Road to the White House series. This time he takes on the idea that the GOP is inherently opposed to Climate Change with : Six Degrees of Dick Cheney and the Last (Environmental) Action Hero