New Jersey Governor Christie has switched from skeptic to warmist after taking the counsel of fringe alarmists. Here is one of them :
TOMS RIVER — Sea level will likely be a foot higher along New Jersey in 2050, and at the end of the century “Atlantic City’s going to see three feet,” geology professor Ken Miller of Rutgers University said at today’s conference on climate change and coastal hazards.
Ken Miller’s predictions are far outside the range of the IPCC estimates and measured data. The most extreme IPCC estimate is less than two feet this century, and their most likely estimate is less than one foot.
Europe’s Envisat satellite shows sea level rising at a rate of only three inches per century, and that sea level is lower now than when they started measuring eight years ago.
Tide gauges in New Jersey indicate less than a foot of “sea level rise” will occur this century and most of this is due to the land sinking rather than sea level rising.
Chris Christie has chosen to listen to viewpoints outside the realm of serious science for basing policy. If he wants to have a future in politics, he needs to show that this was a one-off mistake in judgment and correct it immediately.