Can Obama move on tackling climate change in his second term?

Hurricane Sandy has certainly put the issue into perspective.

Wikimedia Photo: David Shankbone
A New York City streetcorner flooded from Superstorm Sandy.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 11/08/2012 7:34 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 11/08/2012 7:55 pm EST

It’s hard to know how much impact New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comments about climate change after Hurricane Sandy had on the US election. It’s easy to overestimate that sort of thing, but President Barack Obama’s victory in several states was so razor-thin that Bloomberg’s last-minute intervention may have been decisive. What’s crystal clear is that Obama himself didn’t want to talk about it during the campaign.

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