New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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Cheddar Washington's 'Failure in Leadership' Spurred NYC's Climate Emergency Declaration: Council Member by Spencer Feingold

Washington's 'Failure in Leadership' Spurred NYC's Climate Emergency Declaration: Council Member

Kallos also slammed President Trump for denying climate change, telling Cheddar that New York City’s emergency declaration is a “direct response to a failure in leadership in our president and in the federal government.”

“We are hoping that if every jurisdiction around the country and around the planet says ‘nope, climate change is real,’ that will change the narrative and folks will finally have to come to terms with reality,” Kallos added. “When things are going wrong up top, we try to mobilize from the bottom.”