Monday, January 06, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE - New York City Ex-Mayor's Legacy

"What will Bloomberg’s legacy on climate change be?" PBS Newshour 1/5/2014


HARI SREENIVASAN (Newshour):  Michael Bloomberg left office a few days ago after serving twelve years as the mayor of New York City and people are already trying to assess his legacy.  Some pointed to the city’s plunging crime rate, others to its soaring real estate prices, and income inequality.  Still, others to the mayor’s health initiatives.  When I spoke with Reporter Katherine Bagley, of Inside Climate News, she said it was something else altogether.  I began by asking her why she considers the mayor’s efforts to address climate change to be so significant.

KATHERINE BAGLEY, Inside Climate News:  So, he has been working for the past six years on sustainability and climate change initiatives, and it is something that gets very little attention in the public and by the media, and yet what he has done is both a physical transformation of the city.  And also something that a lot of people do not see; things like reducing emissions and reducing harmful pollutants in the air – things that have public health dangers.


New York Natural Resources Defense Council, Sustainability

New York City Buildings, Sustainability which includes Green Roofs

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