From Think Progress
In a speech yesterday to the United Nations, New York City Michael Bloomberg emphasized the threat of global warming and called on America to enact a tax on carbon emissions:
“Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people,” Mr. Bloomberg told reporters after addressing the U.N. General Assembly, but “global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody.” […]
If weapons of mass destruction “get out of the hands of the countries that have them and get into the hands of terrorists, the potential is just mind-boggling,” he added. And while global warming “is a much longer-term thing,” he said, it “has all of the same potentials of destroying the planet that we live on. No scientist knows for sure what’s going to happen, but you don’t want to wait to find out.”
Bloomberg is also skating on thin ice when he says global warming "is a much longer-term thing." Recent studies and analysis are showing that the time line may be shorter than we suspected.