On President Obama's Remarks on Climate Change
By NYC.gov - NOV. 14, 2012
“Today President Obama spoke about how he will be bringing scientists, engineers and elected officials together to find bi-partisan ways to reduce carbon emissions – and I look forward to supporting that new effort in any way I can. The president has taken some important steps to fight climate change over the past four years, including doubling fuel efficiency standards on cars and trucks. But, as he said today, it is not enough. And whether or not Hurricane Sandy resulted from climate change, there is no doubt that the threat of increasingly intense storms should spur Washington to make the issue a top priority.”
U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
IN MIKE'S WORDS
There are so many facets to climate change that make it difficult to address, but you don’t give up just because it’s difficult. You work harder.
70% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from cities.
Cities also present the greatest opportunities for protecting the environment. Mayors around the world are rising to the challenge.