In a surprise move, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, endorsed President Barack Obama, saying he's the best candidate to deal with climate change, the New York Times reported. Writing in an editorial for Bloomberg view, New York's billionaire-mayor said superstorm Sandy had a lot to do with his decision, according to the New York Times. At least 38 New Yorkers died in Sandy's aftermath, and Bloomberg believes that global climate change is to blame for the violent storm that devastated his city. Previous to this, Bloomberg had been critical of both Obama and rival Mitt Romney. The US presidential campaign reaches its final stretch, with both candidates ending their short-lived truce on November 1. It's still a tight race to the finish.