December 19th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
6 months ago

Palin continues to blast climate change believers

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued to blast believers in climate change Friday.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued to blast believers in climate change Friday.

(CNN)– In a late night posting on her Twitter feed, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued to blast climate change believers Friday, calling the talks in Copenhagen, Denmark a representation of man's "arrogance," for believing people have an impact on nature.

"Arrogant&Naive2say man overpwers nature," Palin tweeted.

"Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R duty2responsbly devlop resorces4humankind/not pollute&destroy;but cant alter naturl chng," the former Republican vice presidential nominee wrote.

Palin's latest comments come after weeks of tangling over climate change with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former vice president Al Gore, and President Obama.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Palin urged the president to boycott the climate talks, calling his presence at the conference a "political move."

"The last thing America needs is misguided legislation that will raise taxes and cost jobs – particularly when the push for such legislation rests on agenda-driven science," Palin wrote. "Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen."

When Schwarzenegger questioned Palin's stance on climate change, Palin quickly hit back saying the actor-turned-governor was acting "greener than thou."

And when former vice president Al Gore dubbed her a climate change "denier," Palin hit back at him too, accusing him of promoting "doomsday scenarios."

"Climate change is like gravity – a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it," Palin wrote on her Facebook page.

During the vice presidential debate last year, Palin said she was for capping carbon emissions but did not elaborate on how she would do that.


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soundoff (304 Responses)
  1. ib

    Palin is so right on this. Global warming is one of the biggest farces that has ever been invented. People should not have to lose their jobs over an unproven theory. If it's so real why are Obama and Gore still using their private jets like personnel toys?????

    December 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  2. palinisthedumbestpersonontheplanet

    and if you couldn't hate her anymore. What a selfish cow

    December 19, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. scott michigan

    This woman is insane

    December 19, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  4. Sameer

    Has she ever been in a state of Not having lost it???

    December 19, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. lovable liberal

    That hole between Sarah Palin's ears is not the ozone hole.

    Oops, did human emissions overpower nature with Freon?

    What a stupid and indefensible way to judge facts!

    December 19, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. southern cousin

    Another Palin story, libertards fire away with your hate. If CNN would be fair they would do a story about Rangel and the year and a half investigation, Pelosi is supposed to be conducting. She must be to busy stealing the money from taxpayers and sucking the life and hope from the country, to do her duty.

    December 19, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  7. Roger in CA

    OMG!!!!

    How insane, stupid and dangerous this harpy is!! She actually believes it is impossible for humans to affect the environment!?!???!? What about the thousands of species extinguished at human hands? What about massive deforestation?

    Is this woman for real? I knew she was born in the '60s.... Just didn't know it was the 1460's!!

    Anyone who supports this wretch needs to get off my planet.... NOW!

    December 19, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Ions? I assume she meant eons.

    At any rate, if she believes the earth is 6000 years old, that logic holds no water.

    December 19, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. Mickie

    Seriously, CNN? Must you publish every idiotic remark this woman makes? Please, please stop!!!

    December 19, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. Mark(boston)

    Yep, there is palin being palin dumb about just about everything

    December 19, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Ann - MO

    Palin never elaborates and she is laughing at you guys for giving her free press time.

    I think she will run as an independent and you guys will give her what she wants free press time before she melts.......!!!!!

    December 19, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  12. Donal

    This woman's ignorance knows no bounds. She thinks like a teenager and tweets like a twit. She knows nothing of which she speaks and ends up appearing as a blathering idiot who just has to say something, anything, no matter how relevant or even correct, to get people to look at her. I, for one, am becoming repulsed by her image and her stupid statements.

    December 19, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Palin is such a joke! No one has said humans can "overpower" nature; the discussion has always been about humans' effect on nature. (If we could "overpower" it, there'd be no hurricanes, tsumanis, etc., etc.)

    Palin arrogantly thinks that humans have no impact on the environment; she also believes human and dinosaurs lived at the same time (dinos were called "dragons" back then and God created them along with humans on the same "day").

    I think Palin needs to put her money where her mouth is and go live in a country where there are no enviromental regulations regarding clean air and water. Afterall, according to her, waste generated by humans has no effect.

    Breathe and drink deep, lady – and then write a little op-ed on how you feel.

    December 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. cd

    Um - Sarah, it's "eons" not "ions." An ion is a proton or a particle.. and given that you don't believe in evolution, I'm surprised you'd use the word.

    December 19, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  15. Tommy

    This lady is dangerous at the most with a mean spirit.

    STOP GIVING HER PRESS TIME WE ARE SICK OF THE SILLY POSTINGS.

    Her ghostwriters should get her millons since they are behind these twits and FB postings. We all know Sarah dumb as a rock!

    December 19, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. Kyle

    Palin, it's pretty bad when a republican (as myself) calls you an idiot. Your 15 minutes has been over for far too long. Please leave the political arena an let somebody who knows what they're talking about take over.

    December 19, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  17. S.Jacobs

    Yeah, Sarah... you are smarter than all of those scientists. What do they know about studying nature? Look at how little they've accomplished. Now... remind me, what method do you use to understand nature? Oh yeah... gut instinct mixed with a little political bias and old-time religion. A sure way to get to the truth. Go away!

    December 19, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. Michael - Portage, Mi

    This woman is a card-carrying Maoist.......in that she demonizes anyone who actually bases their arguements and solutions on science as opposed to blind ideology. Chairman Mao, wherever he is, is pleased with Ms. Palin and her cultural revolution ilk.

    December 19, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. Andre Vaillancourt

    Again, stupid is as stupid does...

    December 19, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  20. scott

    I doubt Palin has the ability to follow the plot of Lost let alone understand the issues being debated in Copenhagen

    December 19, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  21. Chris

    OMG LOL! ROFL!
    This attention seeker is Dangerous!!!!

    December 19, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  22. Gravity does not exist

    ...no matter what the scientists tell you, Sarah.

    December 19, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  23. Heath

    Talk about arrogance! It's going to take a tow truck to pull her foot out of her mouth and her head out of her behind!

    December 19, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Patrish

    And she said: "...of man's "arrogance," for believing people have an impact on nature."

    Oh, Sarah, you seemed pretty keen on having an impact on nature as you authorized $400,000 to encourage the killing of wolves from low flying aircraft, and even tried to put a bounty on them while Alaska's governor.

    Ask the Native Alaskans and the polar bears how they feel about global warming as it is quickly changing their lives.

    By the time the theory is proved, it will be to late anyway.

    December 19, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  25. john

    palin stop talking- you're a disgrace to the rest of us actually normal-minded christians

    December 19, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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