Sunday, May 10, 2015

Now that Christie has the Inhofe snowball's chance in Hell...

Of getting the GOP nomination, the New Jersey Governor begins talking some sense on climate change:
I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable,” he said. “And I do think human activity contributes to it.” 
Christie also said that the U.S. or a single group of states “can’t be acting unilaterally…when folks in China are doing things to the environment that we would never be done in our country.” 
“There’s no use in denying global warming exists. The question is what we do to deal with it,” Christie said.
That puts him about a thousand light years to the left of Wisconsin Gov. Walker and other GOP officials here on climate change matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, he is a coastal state and got absolutely hammered by Hurricane Sandy, so might have something to do with this.

He admitted was a problem in 2011:

Gov. Christie admits climate change is a real problem, that human activity plays a role

So the media reports you are riffin' on are not accurate, though he did call it a "distraction" in 2013, which is very different than saying it doesn't exist.

Chris Christie: Climate change a ‘distraction’ (video)

Last fall, he did refuse to participate in anything climate change related, an the pundits said it was because of his 2016 run.

With Eye on 2016, Christie Resists Climate Change Plan

Given the facts and documented positions Christie has taken on climate change, today's breaking report that he has changed his mind, implying this means he is not a candidate anymore, are premature and less-than-factual.

I am not blaming you, James, you are just picking up what other media outlets are saying, but they are wrong.