Michael Bloomberg

This shit’s real.

That’s what Sandy told America this week. And that’s what New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told us, more decorously, with his high-profile eleventh-hour endorsement of President Obama.

It has long looked like the 2012 election season would go down in history as the Election That Didn’t Talk About The Climate. This week, the planet stepped in and said, in no uncertain terms, that attention must be paid. Climate change isn’t a graph or a number; it’s a storm and a flood. It’s not in Greenland or Vanuatu; it’s in New York and New Jersey.