"With just days until the US presidential vote, the devastation caused by megastorm Sandy has re-injected climate change into a neck-and-neck campaign that had largely ignored it until now."
Sandy killed at least 95 people in the US alone and wrought havoc through the country's northeast, prompting questions over what impact global warming may have had in creating or intensifying the dangerous storm.
"On Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, gave a last-minute endorsement to President Barack Obama, after withholding his support from both candidates four years ago.
In an op-ed carried on the wires of his eponymous news agency, Bloomberg said he was backing the president because Obama was best-placed to lead the fight against global warming."
AFP had the story November 4, 2012.
"Romney Attacked Over Climate Change as Activists Tap Post-Sandy Concerns" (Guardian)
"Obama Touts Storm Response Effort" (Politico)
"Sandy a Galvanizing Moment for Climate Change?" (Los Angeles Times)
"Who Fracked Mitt Romney?" (Mother Jones)
"Fracking Battle a Strong National, Local Issue" (AP)
"After Election, Coal's Challenges Will Remain" (Charleston Gazette)
"Could Anger Over Superstorm Sandy Response Taint Recovery, Election?" (Christian Science Monitor)
"Clean-Tech's Future Hinges on Election" (San Francisco Chronicle)
"‘It’s Global Warming, Stupid’" (Post Partisan/Washington Post)
"Corporate Media Breaks Climate Silence, Following Undeniable Sandy Superstorm" (Common Dreams)
"Barbour Says Sandy 'broke Romney's Momentum'" (Politico)
"Sandy Confuses Voters Flooded Out of Usual Polling Places" (Newark Star-Ledger)
"State Officials Rush To Head Off Sandy-Related Election Issues" (Washington Post)
"NY Mayor Cites Climate Stance in Endorsing Obama" (Reuters)
"Bankrupt Abound Solar of Colo. Lives on as Political Football" (Denver Post)
Source: AFP, 11/05/2012