'I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it.'
The U.S. 'can’t be acting unilaterally' especially '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 also expressed skepticism about cap and trade programs.
Warmist warns: 'On the issue of climate change, we now face a choice of three sorts of politicians: deniers, panderers, and leaders. Given the extremely narrow window for climate action, the only kind of politicians we can now afford in high office are climate leaders...with Democrats being panderers and Republicans deniers (though with a growing set of panderers among the new breed of [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie Republicans)'
Moore: 'You, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn't believe in you or your climate changing powers,' Moore wrote, referring to Hurricane Sandy. 'Thank you Gov. Christie for your new bromance with Obama. You know, you really didn't have to!'
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.