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. Monty Burns, Springfield

    I think that when she runs for President in 2012 she should get Chauncy Gardner for her VP running mate. What a dream team.

    December 19, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. I believe

    OMG! This woman is crazy and very dangerous for this country. she really needs to think before she speaks.

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

    Funny, I scoff at Palin.

    As a republican I find this woman an abomination. She quit as governor to go on a book signing tour, quits signing books early leaving crowds behind. What doesn't this woman quit when the going gets tough?

    December 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. Jay

    A "political move"? Caring about the planet is a political move? It's funny how everything you do is a "publicity move" and you're the one accusing someone else of acting for another motive? Especially a truly decent man acting on behalf of the current and future inhabitants of this planet.

    Resigning from the post you ran for and were elected to and running to make money on your book tour was a very respectable thing to do right Palin?

    I don't think there are words that can describe accurately the level of trash you are and the level of stupidity you are.

    Just go away you idiot. The civilized and educated world doesn't care what your supposed insights are.

    December 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. dH

    Hi Palin,

    The world is laughing at Americans on your stupidity and ignorance about environment. Three GK questions:

    1. Do human ( or you) breath in CO2 ( ie Carbon dioxyde) or breath it out??

    2. Is the world populatin increasing or decreasing?

    3. Can you compare the automatotives we have in the last 100 years to that we had in the last million years?

    3. Are you sure the temp in Alaska will not increase in the next 50 years? ( This is a bonus question)

    December 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. Bill of Florida

    I know everyone has observed that Palin is a plain idiot; therefore, it won't do any good for me to repeat an observation of something that is now obvious. What may not be so obvious is the fact that she is slowly destroying the credibility of the republican party. Wait a minute! That's obvious too. Maybe if I talked about the fact that every time she talks, writes or moves, that wouldn't be so obvious. Nope! That's obvious too. Well, I would like to know what isn't so obvious about her stupidity now. It's in the public eye every day now. She quit her job as governor, and now she has nothing better to do than make silly tweets and twitters that make her look more foolish all the time. Then, she spews her ignorance of Facebook for the entire world to see. Yep, that's what we want representing us in 2012. Oh yeah! And then, she goes to Hawaii, uses a black marker to scribble out McCain's name on her campaign visor, walks around for the photographers on the beach and says she meant no disrespect for John McCain. I guess I don't really need to say anything at all, because Sarah is doing it for me. Oh well, I tried to get on the band wagon, but I guess Ms. Palin is too quick. She beats me to the punch every time. I think I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. Thank you, Sarah.

    December 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    I shudder every time I think about this woman being two steps away from the most powerful job in the world, and even the most remote possibility that this caribou barbie would have had her finger on the nuclear switch. Crikes, I need to reread Revelations.

    December 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. Perusing-through

    Seriously folks, there are tens of thousand of University trained scientist, who are schooled in the fields of geology, oceanology, meteorology, atmospherics, planetary history, and a number of advance studies Sarah Palin can't spell; yet these independent thinkers have tested and confirmed climate change is real and mankind is playing role in the change. Yet, CNN prints the comments of Sarah Palin who took 9-years to complete a degree in journalism, but could not explain to Katie Couric which book, magazine, or news article she has read. NOW WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? 10,000 INDEPENDENT SCIENTIST OR "POLITICAL SARAH AIRHEAD"?

    December 19, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  9. blaze

    ib thank you for posting.... most Americans agree.. Dems = why you do not have.... Repub = what you could have.... Global warming = Dems Global freedom = Repub..

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

    Palin what a great diversion from the real word of politcal problems. Healthcare is abunch of more or less usless crud. lets talk about the billions OB is going to send overseas on this topic. the cash he is goin to spend in afgan. the many jobs he saved and created (remember the cops he saved in MN he was branging about last summer, most have now lost there jobs and where just given a notice this week so thats working I see) but you now the answer to all these costly mistakes is it was BUSH BUSH BUSH. thats detting about as old as how HISTORIC everything he touches is.

    December 19, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  11. erp

    Twitter for a twittering nitwit!

    December 19, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  12. Anjou

    What is the global climate change debate all about? Is the alleged scientific consensus that the climate is changing or that man is the primary reason for that change? I don’t think anyone would argue that in fact the climate is changing. You might not even get much disagreement that we are currently experiencing a warming trend. But to say that the scientific data proves that mankind is the cause of this change is sheer folly and any scientist who claims he has data to support the theory that man is changing the climate is a liar. There is no way to prove this theory. I repeat it is NOT POSSIBLE to prove that anthropogenic activities are impacting the climate. To do so, you need to first establish a baseline – the average global temperature without man’s presence. I am not suggesting that you compare the global temperature from some period of time prior to the industrial revolution, as that is not a valid comparison. I am saying the theory can only be proven by comparing the global temperature today with the global temperature today if man was not present. This cannot be done. During the Medieval Warm Period (10-14th Centuries), the Earth was warmer than it is now. Was that the result of man’s activities or natural climate change?

    The Earth is a dynamic system, always changing based on many factors, such as the randomness of solar output from the Sun. There are undoubtedly complex interactions that modern science knows nothing about. We cannot for instance reliably predict the weather forecast for the weekend, yet scientists claim they can estimate with certainty the global temperature of the Earth in 2015 using scientific models based on past data. What the models presume is that the climate is static, but it is not. The climate is ever-changing. As any stockbroker will tell you, past performance is not indicative of the future. Let’s presume for a moment that the Earth is in fact warming. Using our models we then extrapolate the future temperature. But what happens to those predictions when the unpredictable happens. What if a major volcanic eruption were to occur or if a country were to detonate a nuclear weapon? Global warming could suddenly and unpredictably become serious global cooling in a very short time frame. No one can predict the future.

    The planet has been warming since the last glacial period some 20,000 years ago. I would conjecture that this was not the result of man’s activities. So I ask: “How can scientists suddenly come to the consensus that the recent warming is because of man?” I might point out that consensus and truth are not synonymous. Let me remind you that there was a time when, not just the scientific community, but the whole world believed that the Earth was flat. There was also a consensus that the Earth was the center of the universe. As science evolved and new information became available, these scientific facts were proven to be false.

    Lastly, I want to point out that scientific research is frequently influenced by research funding. I suspect there is not much research money available to those whose research is geared towards disproving global warming. So scientists focus on research that can be used to show the planet is warming. Frequently the same data can be interpreted in two diametrically opposed ways. A given set of data, for instance, depending on how it is presented can be used to support global warming or refute it.

    So I ask you to think before you speak; to evaluate all the data at hand objectively; and not to let your opinion of the truth skew the scientific data. When future generations view your position, will you be viewed as one of the majority that criticized Galileo or Christopher Columbus?

    December 19, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  13. Emma

    Sarah's statement of her truth does not make it the actual truth. Greater minds than hers have much more knowledge about it than she does.

    December 19, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  14. Barry I'm Sick of Palin

    Yep I live in Wasilla only 18 miles from this idiot skank. She hasn't got ther brains to think her way out of debate with a 2 year old much less Scientists around the world. What do you expect from a woman who Truly does believe that the world is only 7,000 years old and that Man herded Dinosaurs with Scottish Border Collies

    December 19, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. Alan

    Makes no sense. As usual.

    December 19, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  16. Adam Raleigh

    How silly. She is a living SNL skit. SNL should give her some free "SNL" labeled earings as a gift and get some free marketing. She wouldn't figure it out.
    I wonder who convinced her the world was not square.

    December 19, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  17. Doug

    Why does the media or anyone else give a crap what this woman thinks and why is she still being covered? She was the loser in her failed bid for VP, She is a loser for quitting her job half way during her first term as the Governor of the state of Alaska. So much for all of her talk for doing for the state and people of Alaska she quit because she loved the attention, the spotlight and can you say "Show me the money"?So what qualities lead the media and other morons to still follow her and pretend she is presidential material or actually has something to say that is relevant?

    December 19, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  18. S.Ann

    Oh my gosh is this what she really tweeted?
    That's just embarrassing.

    December 19, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  19. Just the facts

    Boy, am I mistaken. I always thought Mrs. Palin studied journalism at a plethora of schools. But, apparently, in addition to studying meteorology, she has an in depth knowledge of geology, biology, heat transfer and thermodynamics. This, of course, is in addition to having superior verbal and written skills. The question, nevertheless remains and always will be, " How come she acts like an idiot with the demeanor, speech, and personality of an Alaskan Redneck?"

    I'm still waiting for the list of her reading material, other than the National Enquirer and her valued copy of Fun With Dick and Jane.

    December 19, 2009 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  20. Mike Virginia

    Arrogance? Interesting...I bet she believes man is made in the image of God. Now that's arrogant!

    December 19, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  21. Relieved as hell in KS

    I shudder when I consider that caribou barbie could've been steps away from the most powerful position in the world, with her finger on the nuclear switch. Better go reread Revelations now..........

    December 19, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  22. Amazed

    She might even think one will fall off the earth when he reaches the horizon.

    December 19, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  23. Jim

    Flush your toilet into your drinking water well Sarah. Must be yummy. God help this woman. She is so stupid and full of herself. Of course man can damage nature.

    December 19, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  24. carlos

    Now, why is she still relevant???? she is so stupid if she thinks that man kind has had no negative impact on this earth – No one disagrees with the fact that the earth itself changes and has changed before we were here on this earth – BUT to say that humans aren't an accelerant to that process is naive, stupid and dangerous. GOOD GOD – A FRIGHTENING \THOUGHT JUST CAME TO MIND – what would it be like TODAY if she were VP? yikes!!!!!
    I hope she gest the nomination in 2012 – GO GOP!!!!

    December 19, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  25. Sue

    If this fool wasn't so dangerous, she would be funny.

    December 19, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
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