- Superstorm Sandy has brought the oft-debated issue of global warming back to the forefront of news coverage in North America this week.
Dozens of high-profile scientists, politicians and activists have linked the deadly "Frankenstorm" to climate change, but no mainstream publication has done so more blatantly than Bloomberg Businessweek with the cover story of an issue released today.
- As Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel predicted on Twitter, the cover did generate some controversy. It also received plenty of praise from journalists, pundits, politicians and designers.
Positive or negative, it provoked very strong reactions.
- The headline of the article itself is a riff on Bill Clinton's famously campaigned slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid,” which became a meme of sorts in 1992 and still endures in the political sphere.
- Some are making it a point to note that the article was released straight on the heels of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's endorsement of President Obama for reelection.
- Bloomberg said that the incumbent Democrat will bring leadership that is critically needed to fight climate change, proving that global warming is has become a hot election issue in light of Sandy.
Many were pleased to see the issue getting more attention from politicians: