Sandy Poses Ugly 'October Surprise' for Both Obama and Romney

"After stepping lightly around potential global warming-related weather impacts during much of his re-election campaign, President Obama signed an emergency order yesterday mobilizing federal resources and aid to deal with the impacts of a rare storm that could punish New York City and surrounding areas with devastating high winds and flooding."

"'This is a serious and big storm,' Obama said yesterday after meeting with emergency, military and energy officials.

'So my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously.'

Meanwhile, Hurricane Sandy is reshuffling the candidates' schedules, as neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney wants to risk complicating emergency preparations in Virginia and other storm-prone areas."

Evan Lehmann reports for ClimateWire October 29, 2012.

Source: ClimateWire, 10/31/2012