Mon 10 Sep 2018
Together, the world’s urban centres can send a message to the fossil fuel industry: join us in tackling climate change
• Bill de Blasio is mayor of New York City and Sadiq Khan is mayor of London
‘Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit, we are calling on other cities to stand with us.’ New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and London mayor Sadiq Kahn (right). Photograph: Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
This summer it seemed as if our two cities had changed places. London was hot and dry while New York had days and days of rain. According to leading scientists, the heatwave in Europe over recent months was made twice as likely by climate change resulting from human activity. There is also growing evidence of the link between climate change and the frequency of major floods, as well as the severity of hurricanes.