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Climate change: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledges global warming is affecting her state
Chicago Tribune ^

Posted on 04/15/2009 7:47:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Climate change: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledges global warming is affecting her state But the former GOP vice presidential candidate contends gas drilling will help curb rising temperatures

By Kim Murphy | Tribune Newspapers April 15, 2009

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledged Tuesday that global warming is harming her state but said stepped-up natural-gas production could mitigate its effects.

Palin spoke at a hearing before Interior Secretary Ken Salazar — the third of a series he is holding across the country to consider renewed oil and gas leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf.

The 2008 Republican nominee for vice president said relatively clean-burning natural gas can supplant dirtier fuels and slow the discharge of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

"We Alaskans are living with the changes that you are observing in Washington," she said. "The dramatic decreases in the extent of summer sea ice, increased coastal erosion, melting of permafrost, decrease in alpine glaciers and overall ecosystem changes are very real to us."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: coal; energy; naturalgas; palin
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1 posted on 04/15/2009 7:47:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Nooooooo!!!


2 posted on 04/15/2009 7:49:56 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Climate change is real

The left chooses to use it as a political and social policy tool by inflating claims about the role that humans play in it.


3 posted on 04/15/2009 7:49:57 AM PDT by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Bohhhhhhhhh. Smooth)
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To: Sub-Driver

Huh? Say it aint so Sarah!


4 posted on 04/15/2009 7:50:38 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Inyo-Mono

Its so sad how the GOP has let rhetoric and pseudo science take a hypothesis and make it political reality..


5 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:01 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Sub-Driver
She acknowledges warming, but not as “man-made” warming.
6 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:12 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

So.

She’s joined Newt on the Global Warming Band Wagon.

NEXT!


7 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:41 AM PDT by Dixiekraut (( Rommell...you magnificent bastard . I READ YOUR BOOK !!! ))
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To: Sub-Driver; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:48 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (What new from the Thief-in-Chief?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess I’ll have to lust after another woman from now on....


9 posted on 04/15/2009 7:52:02 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Sub-Driver
She can only fight so many battles at once and her movement on this one is working toward her broader agenda. If she starts supporting things like carbon credits, then get worried.
10 posted on 04/15/2009 7:52:22 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: misterrob

“Climate change is real.”

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It certainly is.

It is warmer today than it was yesterday, but it is supposed to be colder tomorrow.....


11 posted on 04/15/2009 7:52:37 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

She acknowledges warming, but not as “man-made” warming. She’s calling their bluff. If it’s warming, then we need to develop more natural gas which has a low carbon footprint.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 7:53:05 AM PDT by avacado
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Is she turning into a loon?


13 posted on 04/15/2009 7:54:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver
I've seen some folks try to spin this as Gov Palin recognizing Global Warming, but not necessarily subscribing a human cause for it.

I'm a big Palin fan, but it pains me to point out that she's talking about "greenhouse gases" and "carbon footprints" and "green energy".

She seems to have swallowed to kool-aid.

14 posted on 04/15/2009 7:54:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: misterrob
Climate change is real

The left chooses to use it as a political and social policy tool by inflating claims about the role that humans play in it.

Bingo! Climate changes, period. It is never stable for eons, there constant shifts. We are not the cause, we may make a small contribution to the factors effecting climate, but nature is the ultimate, unstoppable, unchangeable power in climate change.

15 posted on 04/15/2009 7:55:02 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Sub-Driver; Inyo-Mono; NMEwithin; N3WBI3; avacado; Dixiekraut; steelyourfaith; mikelets456; ...

Oh... give me a break. She is not subscribing to “man made global warming”. Climate change(s) are real. They are caused by cyclical factors and such as the sun. There is no denial. When do folks realize there is a friggin difference between man made global warming and climate change per se.

She is a avowed skeptic of “man made” global warming.

Before turning hysterical read the comments here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2229427/posts


16 posted on 04/15/2009 7:56:32 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Sarah’s True Color has a little bit of chameleon in it, hayna? When I saw her trying to campaign-finesse her brat’s forthcoming brat, I expected more of the same, and I’m getting just about what I expected. This really isn’t news, it’s just a politician being a politician.


17 posted on 04/15/2009 7:58:30 AM PDT by flowerplough (The Obama Doctrine: Europe Good, America Bad.)
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In her testimony to Salazar she makes the case for oil and gas energy, saying that even for those who believe in man made climate change, oil and gas now would make more sense than waiting for “green energy”. (What enviro loon supports more petro-energy!?)

She never rejected the notion that there are cyclical and periodical changes (which are real and happen since beginning of time), but have to be attributed to the sun, cyclical changes etc. Anyone surprised hasn’t paid attention to the campaign.

Her statement makes abundantly clear that she is pursuing oil and gas energy regardless of “enviromental concerns”.

She is trying to show the enviros that even they should be supporting petro-energy.


18 posted on 04/15/2009 7:58:51 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: avacado
She acknowledges warming, but not as “man-made” warming. She’s calling their bluff. If it’s warming, then we need to develop more natural gas which has a low carbon footprint.

If she doesn't believe it is man-made, why would she believe switching to a low carbon fuel would make a difference?

If she promotes human changing activities to help the problems, then it is claiming human activities as at least part of the problem.

19 posted on 04/15/2009 8:01:22 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Sub-Driver

The final nail. Palin - go away.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 8:02:10 AM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country...)
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