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Greens blast Romney, Obama on climate as Sandy hits

Published on Oct 30, 2012 5:58 AM
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein makes a point during a debate hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation and moderated by former CNN talk-show host Larry King on October 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House hopeful of the Green Party on Monday accused President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney of failing to address climate change as Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast.

"The Republicans and Democrats each talk about the election of the other party as the end of the world; maybe they're right," the Green candidate, physician Jill Stein, said in a statement.

"Hurricane Sandy is not the first warning we've had; let's not let there be another such warning before we act decisively to move to a new green economy," she said.

The planet has registered a series of record temperatures over the past decade, with 2012 looking set to be the latest hottest year in recorded United States (US) history. Scientists have warned that climate change will cause an intensification of storms, along with droughts and floods.

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