December 19th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
3 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. Cory H

    I don't trust anyone who doesn't know how to properly spell "eons".

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  2. cara_mia

    Sarah, what about new interview with Katie Couric to discuss global warming isues :))))

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  3. Wes

    From the mind of Sister Sarah. Biblical Science. I thought we went through that before the enlightenment. She should still be living in a cave somewhere to match her backward thinking.

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  4. Lisa

    When??? Tell me when is her 15 minutes going to be over – who cares what she thinks??????? CNN is obsessed with Palin – why else would you publish every word out of her mouth? OVER

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  5. raphrank

    Mrs Palin, BRAVO!! to your naivity and scientific backwardness. You are are truely representing your party and what they stand for- " ideology with action". A party of old guys and girls who are out of touch with the realities of the twenty first century.

    You are surely too good for Americans. We thought your emergence in the political arena of your party would brought in some level of intellectualism, but you are proving to be more mouthy and less brainy. Global warming is real and Alaska will soon bear the brunt of man's abuse of nature which sadly you are denying. Good luck to you.

    2012, America behold your president Sarah Palin

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  6. Samuel

    She looks constipated in that picture

    December 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  7. Chad

    I can't believe someone with an IQ of 75 can post tweets that are barely legible and make the news. sigh.

    December 19, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  8. They call me "tater salad"

    Yeah......... That's right Sarah....... Don't let a little thing like scientific facts slow you down.........What a moron this woman is!

    December 19, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  9. mac

    What the hell do we care what this "Jerry Springer Show" contestant wanna-be thinks????????

    December 19, 2009 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. Perusing-through

    Now let me get this correct, , , , politically driven Sarah "The Airhead" Palin who took 9-years to complete her journalism degree, and still could not tell Katie Couric which book, magazine, or news article she has read; actually have the audacity to seriously question 10,000+ University trained scientist around the world, who have test and confirm this cycle of climate change is clearly impacted by mankind. This pit-bull with lipstick (her words, not mind) is a dope!

    December 19, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. JB Cal

    Yeah, Schwarzenegger's greener than thou and she's dumber than most.

    December 19, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. IKE in Atlanta

    No point responding: not worth my time.

    December 19, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. Juan Carlos

    Another example of why the Republican party is the party of stupid!

    December 19, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. Phil E. Drifter

    Sarah Palin doesn't know how to shut up. She has absolutely ZERO EXPERIENCE, SHE IS NOT A SCIENTIST, she has nothing credible to say about climate.

    She is a politician, SHE HAS NO SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND beyond whatever classes she took in high school and she does herself a tremendous disservice by making ANY conjecture on the matter.

    Sarah: shut up! You know nothing!

    December 19, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  15. Tom

    Ms. Palin needs to realize that you must have respect for Mother Nature, because Mother Nature has no respect for you.

    December 19, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. local Alaskan

    We who live in Alaska know how powerful the land, sea, and winds are and how humans must respect and work with nature in order to survive. As for the ice melting, it has been going on for thousands of years and will continue to melt or increase without the aid of humans. (The Great Lakes were formed by glaciers.) Of course wind and solar power have always been a good idea and people should recycle. That doesn't prove the half truths and false info that is being distributed to push "Climate Change."

    December 19, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  17. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    So all of this climate change has occurred the past 6000 years right Sarah?

    Please tell us how in the last 6000 years the dinosaurs became extinct. Maybe Adam and Eve can tell us.

    December 19, 2009 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  18. capnmike

    There may be varying degrees of proof that humans are affecting the climate, but there is NO doubt whatsoever that Palin is an idiot. The thought that anyone would follow her with anything other than a butterfly net and a strait-jacket is appalling.

    December 19, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  19. Kevin

    While I don't question Mrs. Palin's lack of knowledge on many things (especially the government and the law), I don't underestimate her ability to whip the un-educated (or the "don't want to knows) into a froth. Every time I see or hear her, I can't help thinking she's a modern version of Angela Lansbury in "The Manchurian Candidate" from the 60s. A chilling line she uttered comes to mind: "... rallying a nation of television viewers to hysteria, to sweep us up into the White House with powers that will make martial law seem like anarchy."

    Is Mrs. Palin so dumb and stupid? She's managed to keep her name out there in the media since last year's election without letting up.

    December 19, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  20. cocopial

    I can not believe that CNN is entertaining Palin's tweet. This woman is so dumb! She is an idiot!

    December 19, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. Roger

    "Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions"

    Palin first don't open your mouth you show how stupid you are. Second don't use big words like IONS. LOL the word is EONS you moron.

    One word deals with molecules and the other about time. Thus ends 6 th grade study.

    "Climate change is like gravity – a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it," You idiot gravity is based on mass/density and... well....you would never grasp the subject.. Our climate is our life, people of the world need to do what they can do improve the way we treat mother Earth and that includes governments.

    I wish I could debate you on CNN. I would crush you on any subject.

    December 19, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  22. Joe

    Yet another example of out-of-touch with reality academics blathering on about nonsense in attempts to steal our tax money in the form of government grants to fund their liberal propaganda, which is disguised as "research". Did any of you libtards read the part about "losing jobs" and "increasing taxes"?

    December 19, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  23. Louhawk

    can't wait to see her lead the GOP to utter failure. Sad part is people think she knows what she's saying

    December 19, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  24. enkay

    Ha!! and the world scoffs back at Palin ! What a bag of hot air!! Maybe this is what's causing global warming ??

    December 19, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  25. ibude

    mancan affect nature.ask japaness about atomic bomb

    December 19, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
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