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Romney Attacked Over Climate Change as Activists Tap Post-Sandy Concerns

Nov 5, 2012
(Guardian)

Two new election ads have attacked Mitt Romney for making jokes about sea-level rise, as campaigners move to tap concern about climate change after Sandy.

In the final days before the vote, two groups are running television ads based on Romney's dismissive remarks about climate change. Activists are following the candidate on the campaign trail, to shout out questions about climate change from the rope line.

The two new anti-Romney ads mix the Republican candidate's off-hand remarks about sea-level rise and global warming with scenes from the devastation wrought by Sandy.

"I'm not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal the planet," says a relaxed-looking Romney, as his wife Ann looks on, in the ad produced by the League of Conservation Voters.