Palin Denies Her Previous Stance On Climate Change
“The deniers are persisting in an era of unreality. The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our eyes,” Gore said. “What do they think is happening?”
“It’s a principle in physics,” Gore said of climate change. “It’s like gravity, it exists.
…he’s wrong in calling me a ‘denier.’ As I noted in my op-ed above and in my original Facebook post on Climategate, I have never denied the existence of climate change. I just don’t think we can primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes.”
Both these claims, that she’s never denied climate change, and that she’s always doubted that it’s influenced by our presence on the planet, are untrue, as Think Progress shows:
Unable to understand the science, she asked Rush Limbaugh: “Are we warming or are we cooling?” And merely 15 months ago, Palin told voters during the 2008 campaign that human activity is contributing to climate change:
PALIN: I belive that man’s activities can certainly be contributing to the issue of global warming and climate change.
She told Charlie Gibson that changes in climate change is man-made, even as Gibson pointed out that her position as expressed to him were not consistent with her previous statements:
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