This morning NBC’s Matt Lauer asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie if he was concerned that the Governor’s positive relationship with President Obama would hurt his political future. Christie said that he wasn’t worried.
Then Christie immediately pivoted from being a voice of bipartisanship and threw red meat to the GOP primary voters in 2016.
“I haven’t been shown any definitive proof yet that that’s what caused it,” said Christie.
“I’m not going to buy things out of whole cloth, Matt, I’m just not going to especially when they (scientists) won’t definitively say anything and it’s their business,” Christie concluded.
The importance of solving this terminology issue can’t be understated. Every day that we give deniers like Christie the slightest legitimate reason to reject what 99% of scientists believe about climate change the longer it will take us to make the big changes needed to avoid the certain cataclysmic consequences.