The Greening of New York

New York City has always been a global leader in finance, the arts, and many other fields. Now, thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bold vision, It is an ideal candidate to create a blueprint for cleaner and more efficient urbanization in the US and the world.

In the coming days, the United States will make a critical decision that has the potential to change America’s standing in the world: whether to approve a $537 million grant that will help make New York City the first environmentally sustainable megacity in the twenty-first century.

Officials at the US Department of Transportation must appreciate that their decision to fund Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s visionary project, called PlaNYC, will determine the quality of air that more than 10 million New Yorkers breathe daily and the amount of carbon dioxide emissions the city coughs into the atmosphere.

Already, New York City produces more CO2 emissions than all of Norway. More importantly, officials must realize that their actions will shape America’s response to the global challenge of unparalleled urbanization and carbon-induced climate change.

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