NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledges state action to address climate change

By Richard Schapiro and Kenneth Lovett, New York Daily News.

With former Vice President Al Gore by his side, Gov. Cuomo on Thursday pledged state action to address climate change.

“Climate change is a reality and not to address it is gross negligence by government and irresponsible as citizens,” Cuomo said during an event at Columbia University.

The governor signed a non-binding commitment to help keep the Earth’s average temperature from increasing 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.