(Washington Times) While even he admits disappointment in his first-term record on the fight against climate change, President Obama continues to enjoy strong support from environmentalists who say they are confident he can deliver a carbon tax and other far-reaching measures against global warming in a second term.

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg provided the most recent evidence of that Thursday, announcing his endorsement of Mr. Obama’s re-election bid in large part because he is “a president to lead on climate change.”

“This issue is too important. We need determined leadership at the national level to move the nation and the world forward,” Mr. Bloomberg, an independent, said, while questioning whether superstorm Sandy, which ravaged his city this week may have been the result of global warming. “The risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

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