- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decried “the reckless way we live” while addressing the United Nations about the threat of climate change.

De Blasio addressed the U.N. climate summit on Tuesday morning before its annual General Assembly.

De Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, says “no one is spared” the problems the world faces due to rising global temperatures.

He also touted his administration’s plan to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over the next four decades.

This was de Blasio’s first appearance as mayor at the United Nations.

He also praised the environmental plan of his predecessor, the Republican-turned-independent Michael Bloomberg.

His remarks were less than three minutes.

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