The rest of the country can debate just who to pour blame on for Hurricane Sandy, but Gothamist informs us
that New Yorkers point the soggy finger at climate change.
by the Empire State's Siena College interviewed over 800 residents and found that 69% of them attributed the recent and devastating storm to global climate change, and not merely one freak incident of out-of-control weather. As for the less than perfect response to Sandy, New Yorkers place more of the blame on power providers than politicians (much to the latter's joy). While 67% of New Yorkers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo fared well in his handling of Sandy, and 60% say the same of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an equally large chunk of respondents say Long Island Power Authority and Con Edison botched things up.
Looking forward, 72% of those surveyed said a large-scale infrastructure project such as a storm surge barrier would be an optimal way to protect against flooded subway stations
and genuinely wet bars
Via the Blaze and Gothamist.