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Boycott Copenhagen, Palin urges Obama

December 9, 2009

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 If Sarah Palin had her way, President Barack Obama would be staying away from this month’s global climate change talks in Copenhagen and “sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices.”

The summit will hear from scientists like those from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, where recently revealed e-mails showed information that raised questions about climate change was suppressed, writes Palin.

“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,” she wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

“He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a ‘deal.’ Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people,” said the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

The biggest U.N. climate talks in history are aimed at working out a new pact to curb global warming, replacing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.  Obama said last week the United States will aim to reduce its carbon emissions by around 17 percent by 2020, from 2005 levels.

Meeting Obama’s stated targets will require cap and trade legislation that would result in job losses and higher energy costs, wrote Palin.

“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,” she said.

Palin said she does not “deny the reality of some changes in climate” — because she observed changing weather patterns while serving as governor of Alaska.

“But while we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can’t say with assurance that man’s activities cause weather changes,” she said.

Reuters photo by Mike Theiler (Palin arrives in a snowstorm for book signing in Virginia Dec.5)

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Sarah Palin is intellectually lazy or just plain stupid, and nothing but a grifter, stealing money, time and emotion from her ignorant followers. Keep it all simple, short and sweet, just the way her followers (Teabaggers) like it.

Posted by Johnbrown | Report as abusive
 

Does anyone really care what Palin feels about anything? She lacks the intellect to have opinions on anything of substance. Why does the media insist on hearing her comments?

Posted by waveonshore | Report as abusive
 

The enemy is not the right or the left. The enemy is the lie wherever it comes from. Transparency. Good word. Hard for people to really do. Honesty and transparency from the right and the left. Bandwagon “science” is a danger and sometimes eclipses real science. Which is Global Warming? The cause is not helped by hidden agendas. Whether Palin or Obama, none will stand in the long haul through deception. Unfortunately the hiding of truth can screw up more than one generation before it is exposed.

Posted by Bravesolo | Report as abusive
 

Today: “While we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can’t say with assurance that man’s activities cause weather changes.”

15 months ago, Palin told voters during the 2008 campaign that human activity is contributing to climate change:

PALIN: “I belive that man’s activities can certainly be contributing to the issue of global warming and climate change.”

I think she really has no idea, but she can’t go against the script given to her by her sponsors.

Posted by getplaning | Report as abusive
 

I don’t believe that ex-governor Palin gives two whits about the environment in Alaska or anywhere. The wolves are not decimating the large prey. It is THEIR natural prey. The hunters including Ms. Palin want us to believe that. All monies that are donated to Defenders 80% of the money donated is used for fighting in court to relist many endangered species not just wolves. It is our job to maintain the balance not to slaughter certain animals because they naturally control the large prey population. Which left uncontrolled decimates the forest leaving once fertile ground for growth of Aspen, certain species of conifers, etc. barren. They eat all the vegetation leaving destruction in thier wake if they become to over populated. The hunters of Alaska and Idaho and Montana, along with some of, not all, the ranchers want you to believe the wolves are responsible for all attacks on livestock when in fact they are resoponsible for less than half. They only turn to eating livestock when they are needing food because their natural prey is overhunted, or run out by developements, etc. Defenders of wildlife and the U.S. government compensate the ranchers for livestock lost to wolf attacks. Sometimes when the attack was made by wolves at all but rather coyotes or bear or a cougar. There are many natural predators. The numbers of the wolves are not solid enough for them to be being hunted yet. They need a few more years. Or we are going to have no wolves at all. I would like to know that my grandson when he is older will be able to go out into the wilds and see a wolf for himself oneday if he chooses to and is lucky enough to. They do not generally like humans. Will steer clear of us. Unless we don’t contain our foodstores properly when camping or hunting in the woods. The same as a bear. No one is screaming to “Kill all the bears” I don’t want that. That is not what I am saying. The wolf is a necessary part of our eco system to say they are not is to say God made a mistake. To say they hunt for sport or pleasure is a lie. They hunt for food. They cannot go to the market and purchase food as we humans can, they must hunt for survival, man hunts primarily for sport, keeping and eating the meat is a bonus.
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