Saturday, August 20, 2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Loses His Anthropogenic Climate Change Skepticism

Anthropogenic climate change skepticism isn't the only thing Gov. Christie is losing. Any presidential ambitions he ever harbored just went up in smoke.
TRENTON — In case anyone had any doubts on where Gov. Chris Christie stands on climate change, he made his position crystal clear this afternoon: It’s real and it’s a problem.

In vetoing a bill (S2946) that would have required New Jersey to stay in a regional program intended to curb greenhouse gases — a program Christie plans to leave by the end of the year — the governor said “climate change is real.”

He added that “human activity plays a role in these changes” and that climate change is “impacting our state.”
Christie’s words are his strongest to date in regards to climate change, a hot-button issue among the same conservatives nationwide who are clamoring for the governor to enter the 2012 presidential race.

Christie’s come full circle on the issue. Last year, he told a town hall audience in Toms River he was skeptical climate change is the result of human activity. He backed off those comments at a conference of environmentalists in May and agreed to meet with climate scientists for a lesson in global warming.

1 comment:

SE Pepper said...

I don't understand this article-- first it says that Gov. Christie VETOED a bill REQUIRING that New Jersey stays in a regional program intended to curb "greenhouse gases", then describing that as "losing skepticism"-- huh? If he vetoes it, doesn't that mean that NJ will NO LONGER participate in the regional "greenhouse gas reducing" plan?