December 19th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
9 years ago

Palin continues to blast climate change believers

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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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  1. J. R.

    Believe it not – I actually considered voting for McCain (I was a Hillary supporter) depending on who he picked for Veep. Once he made that pick (Palin) – my choice of Obama was so easy. McCain proved he couldn't stand up to the right-wing nuts. The worst decision he ever made. What is wrong with people that they would consider anything the former half-term governor of Alaska had to say would be of any consequence. Some day – the polar bear will be on her porch (the one from which she can see Russia).

    December 19, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. Sam

    It's bad enough that CNN continues to devote space to anything that Palin says or does, but what astounds me is that there are actually people out there who are stupid enough to believe her inane nonsensical drivel. I guess it just goes to show that Abraham Lincoln was can fool some of the people all of the time.

    December 19, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  3. JR

    Climate change she denies, but "creationism" she embraces, can you say moron Sarah?

    December 19, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  4. Garrick S.

    Palin can deny global warming because she can believe in the power of the Lord will always keep her safe, and of course, she knows she'll be Raptured right before the climate really goes to Hell. The rest of us, who aren't confident in the Rapture have decided to be good stewards of the Earth, just in case the Rapture thing doesn't pan out.

    December 19, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. lookitup

    Well, considering the fact that the Russian scientists just disputed the research based on the change in temps in Russian territory......oh but wait, this is for bashing Sarah Palin........dont fall for the distraction, look at the facts, there is more and more coming out every day disputing the claims of man made global warming.

    December 19, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Rosebud

    $arah the Quitter Palin is just like gravity... she thinks she can fly but gravity has a way of coming up nose first. Just Quit, you're good at that.

    December 19, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Paul M

    Ms. Palin seems to continue to elaborate on her recent book's biological attempt to downplay the role that evolution plays in the world we live. Have you checked the meaning of the word Rogue? I looked in the Webster's dictionary and the word "rogue" starts with the following definition: A dishonest, knavish person, scoundrel. I did not start it, she did.

    Now she is not only a biologist, she is also an environmentalist who knows all we need to know and not do to ignore the impending problems we face on earth. One wonders what this person would do if she also were a real President of the United States. The world certainly would tremble about such a thought.

    December 19, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. dad-to-2

    Sarah Palin is an idiot.

    December 19, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  9. summerrain

    Palin has attained full bimbo status. Need we listen to or read her ignorant comments anymore? Really?

    December 19, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. Chris Sheeder

    YES! Another nail in her political coffin. Keep talking Sarah!
    I love watching you bury yourself!

    December 19, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  11. science credentialed

    let's see ... she doesn't know what a VP does, obviously no credentials either... no science credentials either...who in the republican party let this buffoon loose? get the snare and get yank her off stage fast!

    December 19, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. willegge

    Palin is right on. One of The Biggest Lies Of all time, man made global warming. And whats worse is that these liars are willing to scam and waste billions of tax payers dollars to line their own pockets, and propagate this deception, because of their arrogance, self-interest and pride. NOT GOING GREEN. Go Sarah!

    December 19, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  13. Peter McMahon

    Mildly amusing.

    Give her lots of press time and let us encourage the like-minded to follow her.

    December 19, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. wendy

    How does Palin think she can stay warm inside her home in Alaska? There may be some passive solar technology heating her Wasilla residence but I'd guess that much of its comfortable temperatures are obtained from engineered furnaces that burn oil or propane

    December 19, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. Bev

    This woman is so self-indulged. Second to her overblown ego is her stupidity.

    December 19, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  16. Ricardo

    The level of ignorance of this woman is outstanding. IT is definitely possible for the human species to make a difference. If we were to measure intelligence on a scale of 1 to 10, Sarah Palin's score would be a negative number.
    She wants to remain on the national screen and the only reason she remains a topic was the Republican VP candidate was a woman.
    I feel sorry for the Republicans that this is the best that they can put forward. On all topics the best thing we can do for the American people of this great nation is for all the political parties to engage in relevant substantive dialogue to address the issues that confront us now. I do not believe I need to detail the issues out because I think you all know what they are and the ramifications for not taking corrective action to deal with them are not acceptable.
    I truly believe this nation and it's people will be able to move forward in the very near future after all the financial and economic calamity that has impacted so many the past two years and can drive forward toward a greater prosperity for all.
    (Please forgive me for any grammatical or syntax errors)

    Best regards

    December 19, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. Ed

    Only question I have is why did CNN not put a "sic"(in caps!) behind her "ions"...did they miss it...what a great op missed to embarrass/humiliate this idiot by this supposedly" left-wing" network! C'mon CNN proofreaders!

    December 19, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  18. Lyman

    Are we still interested in a person with the intellect of a rock? Come on people! Quitter Palin is a national embarrassment that only a few people really care about and even fewer think is qualified to run a Photo Hut, much less a country. I, for one, am tired of having to hear or read what she Twittered when I don't have Twitter, or what she supposedly said on her Facebook page when it show's the depth of a 15 year old North Dakota debutante. 'Cause I'm telling you right now that put on folksy accent has nothing to do with being from Alaska. The last few days I've had to listen to this religious idiotology from the likes of such intellectual giants as James Inhofe, Sarah Palin and, for God's sake, Chuck Norris and his moronic statement on baby Jesus. This not their fault, it's the fault of the moronic right wing corporate media (AKA CNN) and their apathy towards looking for credible news. (poignant pause)....Oh, and by the way, have a happy holiday everybody!

    December 19, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. rob

    ENOUGH CNN! You're as bad as People magazine for giving this inconsequential fool any credibility and coverage!

    December 19, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  20. khner

    F. her grade as a person is F.

    December 19, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  21. hear me now

    Palin is rite!
    We as americans for years we should not aloud that a hucks should make any impect on our woderfull lives ,
    We can not aloud our selves to belive any think before we know and get the real think out of it , the europeans are known for a long time to be short headed beliver's of any hucks ,
    We are smarter and we will be smarter this time too ,
    Pick your self up , dust your selves off and let's get america back from people who don't know to appriciate america , let's go palin !!!!!!

    December 19, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  22. hear me now

    She's rite!
    We as americans should not aloud that a hucks should make any impect on our lives ,
    We can not aloud our selves to belive any think before we know and get the real think out of it , the europeans are known for a long time to be short headed beliver's of any hucks ,
    we will be smarter this time too ,
    let's get america back from people who don't know to appriciate america , let's go palin !!!!!!

    December 19, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  23. begging for sanity

    How stupid is this woman? How can she question things she has no ability to understand. Her ignorance never stops amazing me. Do people really believe what she says or do they simply enjoy the entertainment. If sane republicans allow her to be nominated they deserve to stay in the minority forever. We need an intelligent opposition not this.

    December 19, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  24. The Constitutionalist

    You know, everytime someone says they don't believe in global warming, they are attacked for being stupid and uniformed. I've not seen a single post from any of the enlighten and intelligent believers addressing the fact that the earth has actually cooled in each of the last 7 years. And in those last 7 years, we've done nothing to stop global warming. I understand I will be attacked as a moron for this post, but if you could at least provide a logical arguement to the above FACT, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

    December 19, 2009 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  25. Ryan

    When is CNN going to start being a news organization and stop being the P.R. department for the Democrats and Climate Changers?

    Real journalists report on all sides of an issue with equal reverence. These guys do great stories for climate change fanatics and then do condescending pieces like this for the skeptic viewpoint and call it equal time.

    Why isn't this a serious story about the legitimate science behind the belief that the "theory of climate change" (and it is just a theory) is incorrect?

    When all the climate change emails came out showing serious credibility issues on the part of researchers, CNN and other hypocrytical "news" organizations totally ignored the implications and refused to investigate. It wasn't until a month later they decided to run a story that - surprise - defended the emails as nothing more than unprofessional conduct that had no effect on reports. They argue this even though the emails specifically said they were using "tricks" to change data so it would fit their intended conclusion and silencing fellow scientists that found evidence to the contrary.

    The fact is that there are thousands of scientists that have written papers and expressed their views that the evidence on this issue is far from conclusive, or totally false. Yelling from the mountain tops that this issue is universally accepted and undeniable does not make it so – neither does blacklisting scientists or refusing to print their evidence and views.

    The thousands of scientists that offer proof that this theory is false are not sponsored by the United Nations. Even so, their views and evidence are no less valid.

    They can't all have a political agenda behind their disbelief any more than all the scientists promoting this can. That fact alone should warrant a re-examination of the evidence backing up climate change. But that's not possible either as large amounts of their raw data has been erased or is proprietary (in other words, we can look but you can't - Just trust us and hand over your money).

    There is evidence that this theory is incorrect. Should we be expected to sacrifice our economy and give away huge amounts of money to other countries because climate changers want to be right at any cost?

    The media's job is to inform the public, not persuade the public. CNN should go back to reporting the news and leave the preconceived conclusions to the climate changers.

    December 19, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
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