December 19th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
11 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. Jordan

    This woman is a moron. Period.

    December 19, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  2. dave c

    oooooh look, she's speaking in toungues....what a friggin' nitwit she is, seems like she's totally off her rocker, anybody that would cast a vote for her is dumber than a box of rocks

    December 19, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  3. Jack

    There's more arrogance (and plain stupidity) spewing from her mouth. Maybe we should all send our trash to Alaska and see what sort of impact it will have in Alaska. ... and people actually camped out to get this moron's autograph?

    December 19, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. Rachelle

    Why does this woman continue to make national news?

    December 19, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  5. Jack Hernandez

    There's more arrogance (and plain stupidity) spewing from her mouth. Maybe we should all send our trash to Alaska and see what sort of impact it will have in Alaska. ... and people actually camped out to get this moron's autograph?

    December 19, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  6. Chris

    There were people who tried to deny that the sun was the centre of the universe, and that the earth was round – now it's evolution and climate change – different time – same crowd of religious, self interested idiots holding society back.

    December 19, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  7. Tim

    ... and why is this news? I mean she's tweeting for God's sake. It's not like she's even being interviewed. All this is, is an immature chat war. Please stop reporting this fluff.

    December 19, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  8. HAWK IN TEXAS

    And just who said that the dumb ones were blonds. this, this, er, female? of the species is smarter than all the other people on earth put toghether if you don't believe that just ask her.

    December 19, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  9. Angel

    Boy you non believers have some serious issues... Its too bad. Try to do some research about pollution. You say human kind can't possibly change the climate but in places like California, and China they have smog. But nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. We didn't make smog either right?.... Stupid.....

    December 19, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. mike

    She gets it.

    I mean she REALLY get's it!

    Sarah Palin 2012!

    December 19, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  11. Linell Winter Park, FL

    Just like the GOP right wingers...she has her own "facts." Never mind what the science says, or what she said when she was Alaska's governor...

    December 19, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. Jim

    "4 ions"? I'm not familiar with that length of time. Perhaps she meant "eons"?

    Not being conversant in one's native language appears prerequisite to obtaining nomination for a high office from one of two of our major political parties...

    December 19, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  13. common border

    Why listen to this joke???????

    December 19, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  14. Albert K. Esq.

    Palin is a representation of man's ignorance for not accepting the science facts that man's hand has an impact on nature. She actually feels that since "Earth saw climate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R duty2responsbly devlop resorces4humankind/not pollute&destroy;but cant alter naturl chng," Using her lack of logical reasoning skills we can conclude that Death, like gravity, is a naturally occurring fact which we cannot change and therefore cannot be responsible for, therefore release all killers from jail now!.How come such logic about the continued use of oil only comes from politicians from oil producing states? I want to she her college grades!

    December 19, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  15. Tek

    I don't understand skeptics. No one here is an expert so why not believe in the majority of scientists that stake their entire career on this than politicians and businessmen that benefit monetarily or politically. Some of you guys really should start separating science and politics from your views.

    December 19, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  16. Hugh

    This person is dangerous! Man cannot impact nature!? Look around
    at many rivers, landfills etc. Just cannot see how Palin is even written about. Yes, I respond on here because of the danger a person like this is to mankind.

    December 19, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  17. Astronomer

    I find it funny that she uses the word "eon" – when in fact an eon is a unit of geological time on order of a billion years (which is far older than the Earth, according to her beliefs). I don't understand you can be so woefully ignorant. Even if you don't believe in global warming (which, by the way – is not a matter of belief), is it that bad to not want to shoot tons upon tons of CO2 into the atmosphere?

    Also, if you take a religious route, isn't 'to live as stewards of the land' a notion put forth in the Bible? Do you really believe that pillaging the Earth's natural resources, and damaging the environment is what a good Christian would do?

    I Think that this country's problem is not global warming, health care or the economy. The problems we have all must lie within our struggling education program... because there are so many dull, stupid people around. Palin will be dangerous if she gets in power.

    December 19, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  18. Frank

    Ah, southern cousin: " ...libertards fire away with hate"? Do you not realize that people are commenting on Ms. Palin's ignorance and lack of understanding of the science (and yes, man's carbon-based contributions to climate change? Nobody "hates" her, and your rather silly term about "libertards" suggests that you have not studied the issue very much either. Ms. Palin is entitled to her opinions, and has the absolute First Amendment right to express them-and so do you. The fact that you are both wrong is extraordinarily likely given the actual fact-based science on the subject. It is NOT a natural phenomenon, and has never occurred in geologic time before-sorry about that reality.

    December 19, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  19. Mike

    Sarah is making the typical Republican mistake.... "putting down" rather than offering positive suggestions. She confirms most folks bias.. that she is stupid and cannot make an intellegent comment.

    December 19, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  20. floydfix69

    i can see the moon from my backyard . hope everybody votes for this person then we can watch her rise up too touch the hand of god. what a joke.

    December 19, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  21. dave

    is this woman related to paris hilton by any chance ?

    December 19, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. center left

    Quote of the day "Never take advice from a loser and a quitter".

    December 19, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  23. andrewstl

    she is even starting to look like an idiot

    December 19, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  24. Economist

    I didn't realize Mrs. Palin had a PhD in geophysics. Oh, she doesn't? Then who cares what her opinion is?

    December 19, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  25. Richard L

    It's Palin, for Pete's sake. No one expects her to say anything with any depth to it.

    December 19, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
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