Tag Archive: Climate Change

What’s Your Trump Era Top 5?

I’ve been thinking about that scene in Forrest Gump when he runs back and forth across the country for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. He gains a following. People find purpose in what he’s doing. He’s peppered with questions…
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Bernie’s Right. TMac’s Wrong.

BY DECIMINYAN Whenever something newsworthy happens, political candidates of all stripes spew out fundraising e-mails regardless of the topic. This week’s Democratic debate was no exception. One such e-mail I received was from Congressman Tom MacArthur. While his $5 million…
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Talking science

Rosi and I have been discussing having a science series on the weekends here at Blue Jersey. The problem is I find it difficult to find topics to blog about that have a New Jersey angle.

After all, so many important problems are settled. One of the great government triumphs of the last century was the system of childhood vaccinations that defeated dangerous diseases. We don’t have to worry our tough-talking governor would be wishy-washy on vaccines.  

Meanwhile, the great challenge of this century is controlling our greenhouse gas emissions, lest we suffer disastrous global warming. Our own Rutgers is a leading center of research on climate change. If nothing else, we have to fear the sea level rise wrecking the coastal towns and beaches. Our governor loves the Jersey Shore, so we don’t have to worry he’d break the law to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Oh well, something will come to mind. At least our governor didn’t run away from evolution.  

QotD: Climate Change Edition

“Noah was not a scientist, but got the message to prepare for future floods.”

John A. Miller of NJ Association for Floodplain Management at a forum on how well New Jersey is prepared to deal with climate change, today in Trenton.

QoTD: “the only tidbit”

Quote of the Day goes to Matt Katz:

As New Jerseyans by the tens of thousands were hours away from the biggest climate change march in history – in NYC and around the world – Christie was – in your face, science – hobnobbing with GOP money bigshots convened by the Koch brothers who are firmly on the side of wrecking the environment for their almighty dollar.

The dinner was firmly off-limits to the press, so we don’t know much beyond the fact that Christie made food jokes to the party, and how much poundage he’s dropped.

We do know that Christie is capable of letting NJ policy be driven by what serves the Kochs and their ilk, who don’t open their wallets for candidates that put the interests of their states ahead of the interests of guys like the Kochs. Don’t need reporters in the room to know that much.  

Climate March – Sept. 21, 2014, all over the world

Today, there were 2,000 climate change events in 150 countries – the largest mobilization against climate change in the history of the planet – as the United Nations prepares for the opening Tuesday of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit. That will include President Obama, but not, as hoped, to commit the U.S. to contribute funds to help poor countries cope with climate change which has been mostly caused by wealthier countries.

One hundred thousand were expected in NYC today; 310,000 showed up. Mother Jones tracked the day in photos and social media, and this photo is theirs:

Climate March Sept. 21, 2014 NYC

NYC’ mayor Bill DeBlasio marked the day by announcing plans to upgrade city buildings as part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the city significantly by 2050. Chris Christie? Not so much.