On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) made a weird comment about climate change:
Is this -- a storm like this that is so strong and so unusual -- a global warming incident? I think what is clear is the climate is changing, nobody knows if it is a [cyclical] or secular thing. I think each of these storms we have to learn to see if we can do some things better the next time.
Bloomberg has long been a leader on climate change, including helping to found C40, a group that focuses on how a shifting climate will affect cities. In light of that, questioning the cause seemed out of character.
Last night, he returned to form -- and explained his somewhat nuanced position more fully.