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One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change: Opinion (Star Ledger)
Star Ledger ^ | October 27, 2013 | Julie O'Connor

Posted on 10/27/2013 8:30:34 AM PDT by SMGFan

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Too bad that strong leadership didn’t extend to telling New Jerseyans what we needed to hear most: that we must protect ourselves from rising sea levels that worsen severe flooding, and mightier storms in the future.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; newjersey; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Hard to believe they believe this garbage.
1 posted on 10/27/2013 8:30:34 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

the dumbest among us.


2 posted on 10/27/2013 8:35:49 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: SMGFan

Liberals really do set the standard for jumping to conclusions. There’s s storm—well, it must be because of global warming. A white (or almost white) man shoots a black man—obviously the motivation is racism. War in the middle east—it’s for oil. You can basically blame every problem in the world on one of three things: global warming, racism, and greedy corporations.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 8:39:03 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SMGFan

Liberals really do set the standard for jumping to conclusions. There’s s storm—well, it must be because of global warming. A white (or almost white) man shoots a black man—obviously the motivation is racism. War in the middle east—it’s for oil. You can basically blame every problem in the world on one of three things: global warming, racism, and greedy corporations.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SMGFan
Too bad that strong leadership didn’t extend to telling New Jerseyans what we needed to hear most: that we must protect ourselves from rising sea levels that worsen severe flooding, and mightier storms in the future.

That's low information reporting.

The flooding from Sandy was due to a storm surge and not glacial melt.

Storms aren't getting "mightier", this has been a record calm hurricane season.

5 posted on 10/27/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SMGFan

Someone’s been listening to Al-jazera Gore’s load of horse Sh*t.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: SMGFan
For many "Climate Change" has became dogma. Its the nouveau religion of the left to put man before God.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 8:51:56 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: SMGFan

I think the best thing would be for the Star Ledger to stop wasting natural resources and shut down its paper.


8 posted on 10/27/2013 8:55:32 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SMGFan

What rising sea levels would those be?


9 posted on 10/27/2013 9:00:14 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SMGFan
we must protect ourselves from rising sea levels

It's an interesting fact that "... the summit of Everest is formed of rocks made in a shallow sea."

Reference ... "Darwin's Ghost;" a scientific update, by Steve Jones, of every chapter in Darwin's "Origin."

From a New York Times Book Review ... "There are few better or more entertaining accounts of the evolutionary process in print today than Darwin's Ghost."

10 posted on 10/27/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: FreeReign
Storms aren't getting "mightier", this has been a record calm hurricane season.

Well there you are - extreme calmness. Couple that with the extreme temperature stability and extreme lack of rising oceans we have seen of late and the pattern is clear. If we don't get more government regulation homo sapiens will soon be extinct.

11 posted on 10/27/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SMGFan
One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change: Opinion (Star Ledger)

One year after Sandy, New Jersey is enjoying some of the most spectacular fall weather we've seen in years, and is entering the last week of hurricane season without a single Atlantic storm having made landfall anywhere near this place: Fact (Alberta's Child)

12 posted on 10/27/2013 9:19:09 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: FreeReign

I think the liberals and the media perceive storms as getting stronger, when a storm such as Sandy hits New York City. They then go off on tangents, such as saying how can such a storm hit New York/New Jersey; it must be global warming, etc.

Though not as common as hurricanes on the Gulf coast or south Atlantic coast, hurricanes can and do hit the middle Atlantic and even New England states. They have in recorded history, long before the hysteria about global warming, and will do so in the future.


13 posted on 10/27/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Telepathic Intruder
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14 posted on 10/27/2013 9:28:57 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SMGFan

“Global warming” would not show up on a list of 100 things the Sandy survivors are concerned about right now.

Even if they were concerned, it’s the last things Christie should be wasting time on.

And even if they decided to do something about it if it were real, they would all be dead and buried before any result were seen.

Don’t these idiots realize what would have to be done to reduce CO2 levels to what they were oh, let’s say in the 70s? Ha, ha! They have NO clue.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 10:13:55 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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HAHAaa-hahaha... Where do they find mice like this “Julie O’Connor”? She obviously didn’t get the memo that the whole “global warming” scam was exposed and dismissed, like, years ago. Maybe she and her ilk should go back to scaring people about... I dunno... Africanized killer bees coming up the coast or something... Maybe lead paint, or DDT, or radon, or black mold, or.... “global cooling”. Yeah, “global cooling”! It’s about time that ‘70s fad was revisited.

Have fun with that, Julie!
LMBO!


16 posted on 10/27/2013 10:22:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SMGFan.


17 posted on 10/27/2013 10:37:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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The problem isn’t “global warming” or “climate change”, it is the SFIs who build below the probable levels of storm surge and flooding. They will continue this as long as “Somebody Else Pays”. Happens not only in NJ, but on all coastlines in the US.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 11:27:47 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Lancey Howard

Don’t underestimate these people.
That ‘global cooling’ scare led right to catalytic converters.
Which emitt...carbon dioxide...


19 posted on 10/28/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SMGFan

Hard to believe, and yet actually easy to believe that these idiots think that 2 inches higher sea levels could lead to catastrophic flooding.

Just Add a couple a layers of concrete to your flood wall.

Or stop building expensive things on the beach where category-one hurricanes can destroy billions of dollars of stuff.


20 posted on 10/28/2013 12:11:25 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: FreeReign

And Sandy was really a minor hurricane. It just happened to be very bad luck, Sandy hit at near-high-tide, AND at just the right point to put the channel on the wrong side, allowing a higher-than-usual storm surge.

One of these years a Cat-3 is GOING to hit New York. It would be rare, but there is nothing that makes it “impossible”, just luck of the draw. That is going to wake a lot of people up.

Just like some day, we knew a cat-5 was going to hit at high tide in the gulf, and when it did, all the bad building techniques and government-program crap was going to be tested. And the “lowest bidder, highest briber” contracting of the levies showed that you get what you pay for.


21 posted on 10/28/2013 12:14:33 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SMGFan

Because New Jersey can, by itself, save the entire planet.


22 posted on 10/28/2013 12:15:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CharlesWayneCT
One of these years a Cat-3 is GOING to hit New York.

Sandy's storm surge was similar to a Cat-3+ hurricane. The surge was caused by a Cat-1 hurricane combining with an upper level low causing a large circulation.

Thus the high storm surge.

23 posted on 10/28/2013 6:38:02 PM PDT by FreeReign
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