Bloomberg's November Surprise

The multibillionaire mayor of New York City has combined bad climate science and bad politics, hoping to help swing the electorate toward reelecting Barack Obama. The New York Times (Nov 2) reports: In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday [Nov 1] that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result, he was endorsing President Obama.  But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the better candidate to tackle the global climate change that he believes might have contributed to the violent storm which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage. The Christian Science Monitor reminds us that: One of Bloomberg's major concerns as mayor for the past 11 years has been global warming.  He's tried to lower New York City's carbon footprint by planting more trees, getting more people to ride bikes, and looking...(Read Full Article)