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. Peter

    Maybe Palin should return to Alaska after it melts away.
    Pretty blind to what's happening. There could be a natural warm up but with billions of us on this planet who have I doubt it is natural

    December 19, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  2. Mark Robinson

    Hey folks, don't be so hard on CNN for using another opportunity to join in the humor-on-line business. Sarah Palin cannot possibly understand the role science plays in the world, much less follow the discussion around global warming. She believes that the planet can take care of itself if we just continue with a head in the sand approach. Gee, probably work as well as taking an abstinence approach with her daughter!

    December 19, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. Squigman

    I hope the press keeps this person in the public eye. A person this dangerous, should always be kept track of, if for no other reason than the preservation of the nation, and the people who live here..

    December 19, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  4. John E Lexington KY

    On a recent Fox radio sports call in line the host among other things threw out that God hit anywhere Gore went with a snow storm (and suggested that former Indiana coach Knight face a Medicare death panel, har har). This was a sports show. Palin is a twit.

    Venal, ignorant, arrogant and blind. Palin should be put out on a melting ice floe, sentenced by one of those death panels. Glub glub.

    December 19, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  5. adirondack liberal

    This woman is more stupid than the scum on her toilet. Holy think that she has followers that think she is right and knows what she's talking about is more frightening than anything.

    How did she get elected to a political office? She should be doing stand up comedy somewhere in the tundra. I think I'll go vomit up my dinner now.

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  6. Ron (Denver)

    Palin wrote. "Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary ..." She probably believes in creationism (LMAO!)!

    But seriously, this is a typical repub/conservative response. I do believe back in the late 20s and 30s, this same political party thought The Depression was a minor economic blip despite all evidence to the contrary. Quick everyone, let's put them back in power!

    As Bugs Bunny said – "What a maroon!"

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. hdjones

    Climate change is like gravity– and you heard that from a lady who believes the Earth is only 6000 years old.

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  8. Joe Wall

    What an idiot..

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. HarryB

    " If CNN would be fair they would do a story about Rangel and the year and a half investigation, ..'

    As usual, Southern Cousin comes up withit's usual nonsensical argument. You can't contrast stupidity with dishonesty, Fool. If people of your persuasion were required to take a course in logic, you'd all turn into mutes.

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Elliott Carlin

    Love to watch the liberals go visceral everytime you say "Palin"

    Its like saying "boo" to a baby.

    That being said, everyone admits there was global warming, and cooling in the past gazillion years......yet the combustible engine wasn't developed until recently.

    What caused it before?

    Palin is correct to say its very arrogant of us to think we can overpower nature. It was a delight watching the snow fall on Copenhagen whilst they preached global warming.


    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. ross

    and to think this moron could have been president.

    ib – you are as dumb as she is!

    December 19, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  12. Jeff K

    Ignorance is dangerous. Especially when given lots-o-press coverage! OK...let's see......we take action now and can maybe prevent certain catastrophic events.....or we can bury our heads in the sand for a few bucks and find out.....OOPS...there goes New York and most other costal cities, etc., etc.! Even if global warming weren't the main issue, carbon immissions are harmful to US! Ever heard of smog and clean air alerts. Clean energy is just plain SMART!

    December 19, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Mr Rodgers

    Why do you give Palin any press?

    December 19, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. Palinsucks

    This woman is such an intolerable half-wit imbecile. It's just utterly repulsive that this woman still has an audience.

    December 19, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  15. GP

    The deniers can say climate change is a farce, but can they provide ANY evidence that it is a farce?

    Any credible shred of evidence? Anything other than the emails that were alledgedly stolen?

    December 19, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  16. Basil

    Please stay till 2012. God she is so stupid.

    December 19, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. elviejo

    As a marxist, social scientist and NOT a Palin fan, I offer the following: Calling her "stupid", "dumb", etc., is playing right into her staff's plans for 2012. How can a culture(Western, Judeo/Christian) which believes so strongly in myth("in God we trust"), the promotion of gambling (casinos everywhere), including the stock market, the concept of "race", etc., all of a sudden want her to show adeptness at scientific procedure? Corporate US convinces most of us to be consumers, not care about the need for cheap mass transit, and produces the most inefficient, costly and polluting human transport vehicle, the automobile, with oodles of pointless bells and whistles. Mao was idealistic, but applied a scientific and systematic analysis of economic history.

    December 19, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  18. ephraim

    what palin does not understand is the "planet" will survive, but "we" won't.
    the planet, just like our bodies are in delicate equilibrium and a shift will
    make us sick, and if not absorbed or treated will kill us. i am a Christian but the whole subtext of not simply promoting but wanting to accelerate the "end time" increasingly makes her a lunatic. she is basically telegraphing to the base that humans are insignificant in God's greater plan and wisdom.that may be so but we are also stewards of our bodies,
    culture and creation and that includes planet earth. her arrogance and
    callousness for human life is appalling especially wrapped in the false
    cloak of infant son she uses as a tool to promote her insane ideology.

    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  19. w

    To Roger in CA – "Anyone who supports this wretch needs to get off my planet.... NOW!"

    Uh Roger. Don't look now but your 15 minutes in the sunshine are winding down. Your planet indeed,

    To Gravity does not exist – It's true – the world sucks.

    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  20. bak

    I live in the frozen north and welcome global warming like you would not believe!!! Heck, I wish we really did have an effect over the climate. So I guess I'll keep on doing my small part by burning coal, oil or whatever it takes to get us there just in case. Gov. Palin is right on track with this, and Roger, it an't your planet.

    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  21. Lou

    Why oh Why do we have to listen to this prattle from the mistress of nonsense? She is just plain stupid and has a completely closed mind. Science is something that she should respect, not condemn.
    Enough miss Sarah, be gone!!!!

    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. Chris


    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. Allen Burnsworth

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! I'm sorry, but as a couple of people noted the mispelling (joke, joke... I know that it's misspelled) about ions vs eons points to something that maybe some people have missed. She either really believes the earth is just over 6000 y.o and is using hyperbole (poorly) in order to make her point; or she doesn't really believe that stuff and it's just convenient because it draws the uber-conservative base.

    Now on to the obvious. If humanity cannot change nature than what the hell does she think happened the moment we figured out how to do a whole number of things, like farming, hunting, mass production of meat and, fish and poultry, cut down trees and build towns that became cities, that became countries. Oh and how about cement, or maybe asphalt. How many critters are crushed by those things that are natural in nature? What are they called? Oh yeah... cars and trucks.

    I'm completely amazed that this woman gets the attention she does. Although the good news about that is that in the next two years she is just going to continue to bury herself in her own crap. Hopefully between the democrats drowning in their own bile and the republicants doing nothing but feather their own lobbyists pockets we can have a serious candidate get attention. Ron Paul anyone?


    December 19, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  24. Darlene S.

    When will this person go away? I hate to cal her a woman, as it
    demeans the entire female population. I thank the Good Lord every day
    that this idiot is not our vice-president. How scary would that be??

    December 19, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. Davit

    Literally everything that comes out of this woman's mouth confirms what buffon she is. I pray that she runs in 2012!

    December 19, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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