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Activists hope Sandy revives climate change fight

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In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, environmental groups are hoping New York emerges as a leader in a renewed fight against climate change. They have reason to be optimistic: In a New York Daily News op-ed article titled “We Will Lead on Climate Change,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke of the need to plan for a future where extreme weather is the norm, rather than the exception, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, ...

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November 25, 2012
9:16 a.m.

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ClimAID for NYS: "“Devastating floods like those caused in upstate New York by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are among the climate change effects predicted in a new report written by 50 scientists and released Wednesday by the state’s energy research agency,” the Associated Press reported on November 16. Intended as a climate change preparedness resource for planners, policymakers, and the public, the 600-page “ClimAID” report, written by scientists from Cornell University, Columbia University, and the City University of New York, says New Yorkers should begin preparing for hotter summers, snowier winters, severe floods, and a range of other effects on the environment, communities, and human health. The report warns that, under global warming conditions, Irene-like storms of the future could put a third of New York City streets under water and flood many of the tunnels leading into Manhattan in less than an hour. This focus on the need for risk management and adaptive preparedness suggests an essential framework for considering the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Weather Events, due to be released on Friday, November 18, 2011." (see

November 25, 2012
4:15 p.m.

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Global warming has been happening since the beginning of time. Just like the Ice Age. What a load of crap.

November 25, 2012
5:56 p.m.

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Mike Bloomberg...a Republican?? you idiots...