Skip to comments.Scientists deliver message to NJ Gov. Chris Christie: Climate change is real and it is man-made
Posted on 12/08/2010 3:59:15 PM PST by Coleus
Three Rutgers University scientists came to Trenton Tuesday to give Governor Christie a message: climate change is real, and it's man-made. The State House forum, sponsored by several environmental groups, was held in response to Christie's recent comments at a Toms River town hall that he is skeptical that global warming results from human activity. "I've heard over 100 different arguments about why we shouldnt accept global warming. They're all fallacious and I'd be happy to point out the errors in any of them," said Rutgers professor Alan Robock, a meteorologist.
Responding to a question at the town hall last month, Christie -- a rising star in the Republican Party -- said was "skeptical" that climate change is man made and "more science" is needed to prove it. "I wondered whether he was telling the truth or not. Whether he really was confused or if he was saying what the Republican Party wanted him to say," said Robock. The scientists invited Christie to the event and offered to meet with him publicly. Environment New Jersey Executive Director Dena Mottola Jaborska said they did not hear back, but the Christie administration sent two officials -- assistant counsel Robert Marshall and policy advisor Tricia Caliguire -- to report back to the governor.
Paul Falkowski, director of the Rutgers University Energy Institute, said global warming doubts are based on politics and personal beliefs, not science. "There is no honest argument against human climate change. The issues now rely primarily on political dialogue on how we're going to move this country forward," he said. Falkowski said he was encouraged when Christie said he wanted to make New Jersey more energy efficient, but that his policy decisions, such as hiking mass transit fares while refusing to raise the state's 14.5 cent gas tax is "the wrong message to be sending."
Maybe some of them could explain the weather then....
Any “scientists” dumb enough to live in Jersey “can’t” be that smart.
The lib infection is attacking science...but at least here they’ve got to present real data and math is NOT a friend of libs.
Let them talk to Professor Lindzen at MIT.
Yes.. the academic brownshirts are on the way... we need a “Night of the Long Icicles”
I'm sure these guys are recommending tax reductions elsewhere so that their proposed gas tax increase is revenue neutral.
If you google “GOES-16” and “sensor” and “data”, you will find many hits on the sensor problems with the GOES-16 satellite. Essentially, the last ten years of data is crap.
And, all analysis based on the GOES-16 is crap, too.
Oh I’m sure they could. Maybe they could also explain how any of our efforts would make one iota of difference.
These scientists also believe that climate change may seriously effect Santa Claus’s ability to deliver gifts for Christmas.
The thing is, most disciples of man-made climate change don’t believe in it either. If they did, they wouldn’t be burning all those hydrocarbons taking jets down to Cancun.
All weather is related to climate change!
I NEVER see mention in globull warming debates about Sun Spots, the Earth's natural 100K year "wobble", our newly discovered SOLAR SYSTEM'S movement through out galaxy and theory that we bob up and down along axis, planets and the sun flipping magnetic fields, etc...etc.
Of course the Earth's climate changes, what the hell ended the last ice age?? Too many mammoths farting at once? (ah crap, I just gave them an idea)..
All the mean CO2 we humans are belching out is heaven for plants and tree's (CA> Redwoods anyone? See THAT article?!!)
Christie to the scientists “”prove it!!”
To a liberal, especially one with a PhD, saying it makes it so. It’s the arrogance we see in the White House.
To be more succinct: a bunch of dipsh*ts.