De Blasio on climate change
De Blasio recently rolled out a bold new plan to safeguard vulnerable parts of New York City, particularly lower Manhattan, from flooding and sea-level rise.
He also backed city council legislation that financially penalizes the owners of large buildings that do not significantly reduce their carbon emissions.
While de Blasio held a rally in support of the Green New Deal resolution in the lobby of Trump Tower, the event was derailed was protesters. He’s also been criticized for taking a large SUV from the Upper East Side to work out at the YMCA in his home neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn.