Last month, Gov. Christie said he thought “more science” was needed to convince him personally that the global warming effect is human-caused. Ignoring, or not being conscious of, real science in favor of ‘science’ directed by those who stand to gain maintaining the status quo, is a common refrain from the right. We’ve heard it before in NJ. Rush Holt, physicist and congressman, made an effort to address the Governor’s concerns here at Blue Jersey.
Now there’s another effort to offer some free tutoring on climate change to our Governor, hosted by a coalition of seven NJ environmental groups. Christie has been invited to attend, but you can go, too. It’s open to the public. Given the Gov’s busy schedule, the location couldn’t be more convenient; it doesn’t even require a commute (no fossil fuels burned). It’s at the State House Annex. He’s also been offered a private briefing at his scheduling convenience by the scientists involved.
Available to the Governor, and speaking at the State House program are Dena Mottola Jaborska (ED, Environment NJ and three well-known experts from Rutgers; Prof. Alan Robock (Dept. of Environmental Sciences) Prof. Paul Falkowski (Institute of Marine Sciences) and Dr. Jim Miller (Dept. of Coastal Sciences). The scientists will present a clear picture of the problem and discuss how climate change will impact NJ in the coming decades. I hope the Governor goes. We can’t get ahead using the tremendous opportunity green technology & innovation and energy savings present if the guy at the top doesn’t get it.
Climate Change Science Panel
Today: 12 pm
State House Annex, Committee Room 1 on 1st Floor
Open to the Public
Panel Sponsored By: Environment New Jersey, NJ Sierra Club, NJ Conservation Foundation, NY/NJ Baykeeper, Highlands Coalition, NJ Environmental Lobby, ANJEC and Audubon Society.