Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
New Jerseyans protesting Chris Christie's climate change policies greeted the Governor as he appeared with President Barack Obama at the Asbury Park Convention Center Monday.
Some 30 climate change advocates held signs that told the governor to stop "denying climate change" as they chanted "No emergency plan, no Christie. No emergency plan, no second term."
This follows a WNYC report which documented several mistakes New Jersey Transit made getting ready for Sandy, and the Governor's refusal to say whether he is preparing New Jersey for climate change.
“Clearly climate change is real, so stop denying it," said Nicole Dellara, one of the protestors.
"I live in Belmar, just today, I couldn’t even drive by Ocean Ave because it’s a complete mess.”
The protest was organized by the New Jersey Sierra Club. The group is calling on the governor to enact policies that combat climate change and they say Christie should learn from President Obama, who has acknowledged the need to adapt for increasing severity of storms brought on by global warming.