Bill De Blasio will have to deal with the costly impacts of global warming on his city, before he deals with anything else.
This article titled “Bill de Blasio’s biggest challenge is climate change” was written by Ben Adler for Grist, part of the Guardian Environment Network, for theguardian.com on Thursday 7th November 2013 11.18 UTC
Bill de Blasio, New York City’s new mayor-elect, didn’t spend much time during the campaign talking about climate change, but he’ll likely spend a lot of his time at City Hall dealing with it.
New York finds itself these days with an unusual conundrum: Its biggest problems are largely the byproduct of its biggest successes. Just 20 years ago, New York was, like American cities generally, blighted by rampant crime and less populated than at its mid-century heyday.