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In a sharp rebuke to the Tea Party/Right-Wing/Global Warming-is-not-real-crowd, Christie admitted last week that “climate change is real”, and that “human activity plays a role in these changes” and that climate change is “impacting our state”.
It is quite amazing, that Governing.com actually thought the fact that a Republican Governor with (not-so-secret) aspirations for national office who now believes what the rest of ThinkingAmerica™ believes, is somehow national news.
Sad, if you really think about it.
And the governor has evolved on this issue, apparently. Last year, he told a town hall audience in Toms River he was skeptical climate change is the result of human activity.
BTW, not one of the Republican candidates for President (except for Jon Huntsman, apparently) believes that man-made climate change is real. Really.
So, to recap, what makes this national news, is that the Governor of a large industrial state on the east coast—a state where for years science and industry have worked hand in hand with the government in a realistic approach to the problems of man-made climate change—NOW believes it’s a real issue.
What’s the next headline?
“Christie believes in gravity, because he’s not floating off into space.”
“Christie believes in evolution because he took the family to see Rise Of The Planet of the Apes.”