NHDP - UNH Releases Reports on Climate Change, but GOP Continues to Deny Reality

CONCORD, NH – This week, the University of New Hampshire released two reports focusing on how climate change leads to higher seas, which harm our seacoast and negatively impact the health of Granite Staters. The reports also note that “the single most effective” strategy to combat climate change is “the reduction of emissions of heat-trapping gases.” But GOP Presidential hopefuls, who are often in New Hampshire, continue to deny the science of climate change and its detrimental effects on our state. Just take a look at the GOP’s views on the subject:
 

  • Marco Rubio: “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.”

 

 

 

  • Jeb Bush: It’s “not unanimous among scientists” that climate change is manmade.

 

  • Chris Christie said he needed “more science” before being convinced climate change is manmade: “I’m a little skeptical.”

 

 
 
“As the science piles up around them that climate change is real and is already causing problems for New Hampshire, the Republican candidates for President continue to deny facts and downplay the damaging effects,” said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Their denial of the facts make it obvious that the GOP is out-of-touch with reality, let alone New Hampshire residents that care about the future of our state’s natural beauty.”  
 

Background:

UNH Reports: Climate Change Bringing Higher Seas, Health Impacts to NH

“The specific impacts cited in the human health report include heat-related morbidity and mortality, respiratory illness, allergies, insect-borne, food- and water-borne, diseases, health behaviors and chronic disease and mental health or stress-related disorders, which can greatly increase medical costs. 

Among other consequences, higher sea levels will mean higher storm surges, which occur primarily during nor’easters and hurricanes, resulting in flooding over greater coastal land area. The flooding caused by storm surge will also take longer to abate than in the past… 

Finally, the reports note that the single most effective adaptation strategy is mitigation of climate change through the reduction of emissions of heat-trapping gases.” 


[UNH, 5/4/2015] CONCORD, NH – This week, the University of New Hampshire released two reports focusing on how climate change leads to higher seas, which harm our seacoast and negatively impact the health of Granite Staters. The reports also note that “the single most effective” strategy to combat climate change is “the reduction of emissions of heat-trapping gases.” But GOP Presidential hopefuls, who are often in New Hampshire, continue to deny the science of climate change and its detrimental effects on our state. Just take a look at the GOP’s views on the subject:
 

  • Marco Rubio: “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.”

 

 

 

  • Jeb Bush: It’s “not unanimous among scientists” that climate change is manmade.

 

  • Chris Christie said he needed “more science” before being convinced climate change is manmade: “I’m a little skeptical.”

 

 
 
“As the science piles up around them that climate change is real and is already causing problems for New Hampshire, the Republican candidates for President continue to deny facts and downplay the damaging effects,” said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Their denial of the facts make it obvious that the GOP is out-of-touch with reality, let alone New Hampshire residents that care about the future of our state’s natural beauty.”  
 

Background:

UNH Reports: Climate Change Bringing Higher Seas, Health Impacts to NH

“The specific impacts cited in the human health report include heat-related morbidity and mortality, respiratory illness, allergies, insect-borne, food- and water-borne, diseases, health behaviors and chronic disease and mental health or stress-related disorders, which can greatly increase medical costs. 

Among other consequences, higher sea levels will mean higher storm surges, which occur primarily during nor’easters and hurricanes, resulting in flooding over greater coastal land area. The flooding caused by storm surge will also take longer to abate than in the past… 

Finally, the reports note that the single most effective adaptation strategy is mitigation of climate change through the reduction of emissions of heat-trapping gases.” 


[UNH, 5/4/2015]