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STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on Mayor Bloomberg’s Plan to Address Risks Posed by Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s speech today that laid out a comprehensive plan to protect New York’s infrastructure from climate change:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading the way in finding creative and sustainable strategies for cities to become more resilient and secure while addressing the impacts of climate change. America’s mayors are on the front lines of combating climate change that is fueled by industrial carbon pollution. Our cities are at risk, and it will take strong leadership to protect ourselves in the future from the public health, security, and financial risks associated with climate change, carbon pollution, and extreme weather.

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