Sarah Palin’s most recent Facebook note smackes Obama and his administration down climate change or “climategate”. All of this on the heels of Al Gore cancelling his speech in Copenhagen and Barbara Boxer calling for an investigation into the hacking that exposed the climate change emails, but not an investigation into the emails themselves.
The president’s decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming. I support Senator James Inhofe’s call for a full investigation into this scandal. Because it involves many of the same personalities and entities behind the Copenhagen conference, Climategate calls into question many of the proposals being pushed there, including anything that would lead to a cap and tax plan.
Policy should be based on sound science, not snake oil. I took a stand against such snake oil science when I sued the federal government over its decision to list the polar bear as an endangered species despite the fact that the polar bear population has increased. I’ve never denied the reality of climate change; in fact, I was the first governor to create a subcabinet position to deal specifically with the issue. I saw the impact of changing weather patterns firsthand while serving as governor of our only Arctic state. But while we recognize the effects of changing water levels, erosion patterns, and glacial ice melt, we cannot primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes. The drastic economic measures being pushed by dogmatic environmentalists won’t change the weather, but will dramatically change our economy for the worse.
Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that capitalizes on the public’s worry and makes them feel that owning an SUV is a “sin” against the planet. In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to “restore science to its rightful place.” Boycotting Copenhagen while this scandal is thoroughly investigated would send a strong message that the United States government will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices. Saying no to Copenhagen and cap and tax are first steps in “restoring science to its rightful place.”
– Sarah Palin
Nothing about this makes any sense. What is the point of science if not to prove or disprove an hypothesis? Global warming has not totally been proven or disproven; however, what this current situation does is prove to those of us paying attention that we can not trust those who consider themselves to be in charge! Now the federal government is looking at closing off part of Cook Inlet in Alaska to protect the bulgula whales. What about the people of Alaska? How are they to import and export goods if their major waterway is hampered in this way? This has to be common ground involved in these decision and we should not blindly follow the “ones” in government who claim to have only our best interest at heart. We must all stand up and voice our concerns. Thank you Sarah Palin for stating the thoughts and feeling of so many of us!
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