The Year Climate Started Hurting Politicians
In city after city, the story has been the same. An extreme weather event hits, the city’s team has been overwhelmed, and the whole issue becomes a small arms firefight between the mayor and whoever else lines up on the ramparts. In February, it was snowmaggedon that left DC’s Adrian Fenty and Balitmore’sStephanie Rawlings-Blake looking bad. This month, it’s New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg that’s come off looking inept. In 2009 and again this month, it was London’s mayor that looked unprepared.
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