Are you a supporter of Anthony Weiner’s comeback in politics? While I have mixed feelings about him, I do support Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Mayor Kristin Jacobs. Their recent piece in the USA Today on how cities are preparing to adapt to climate change is quite good. In a calm, logical way, they seek to de-politicize this issue by focusing on the anticipated threat angle and how we individually and collectively prepare for a known unknown. They do seek federal subsidies for their efforts and some tax payers who don’t live in their jurisdictions will have to pay higher taxes to pay for such subsidies. I’m not surprised that placed based politicians want federal $ for their place but I am impressed with the coherent points they make in their piece. Cities compete for jobs and people. Those cities that do a bad job adapting to climate change will experience a brain drain. Such competitive forces discipline mayors to pay attention to emerging threats.