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New Gingrich book on climate change likely coming after the election
latimes.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Neela Banerjee

Posted on 12/08/2011 7:06:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

At a time when the Republican presidential candidates are swiftly backing away from past moderate environmental positions, Newt Gingrich may be the only one with a book pending on the topic.

Gingrich and Terry L. Maple have something of a sequel in the works to their 2007 book, "A Contract with The Earth," tentatively titled "Environmental Entrepreneurs."

The duo’s first book called on policymakers and businesspeople on the right to show they had better ideas for protecting the environment and creating jobs than government did. The new book is a collection of essays by various businesspeople and scientists to be edited and stitched together by Gingrich and, mostly, Maple, a former chief executive of the Palm Beach Zoo.

The author of a chapter on climate change is Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech whose work focuses on assessing the impact of climate change and communicating it to broader audiences, including those traditionally dubious of global warming, like Christian colleges.

The book “requires a good opening chapter that lays out the facts on global climate change, but I would like this chapter to be framed with optimism, not gloom and doom,” Maple said in an email to Hayhoe in October 2007. “All that is needed from you is to provide a sense of what needs to happen. What is the window of opportunity and what does the science tell us about our chances for remediation?”

Like most climatologists, Hayhoe accepts the broad scientific consensus that the climate is changing and that humanity’s combustion of fossil fuels is the main reason for it.

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


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1 posted on 12/08/2011 7:06:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is almost as bad as Romneycare...


2 posted on 12/08/2011 7:09:25 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (What good is an (R) after the Name, when there is a (D) IN the BRAIN???)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crap.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 7:10:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: gwilhelm56

Worse imho.......another nail in Newts campaign


4 posted on 12/08/2011 7:10:34 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why are people posting articles that are negative to Newt? This will not make the gingbats happy!


5 posted on 12/08/2011 7:12:34 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: milwguy

Lol and who’s going to win the nomination? I mean in the real world, not the pretend one.


6 posted on 12/08/2011 7:14:54 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“After the election”

wow.

They don’t want voters to see it before the election I bet.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 7:15:07 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: VicVega

The only people who are happy are the Romney-bots.

If Gingrich goes down, Romney wins.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 7:16:09 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney’s book

“How To Trick Conservatives for Dummies” is coming out after the election too!


9 posted on 12/08/2011 7:16:27 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: floridarunner01

Too bad we can’t flush them both and start anew.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 7:18:06 PM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like one way or another, we’re going to get that third Bush term.

One can only guess what that will usher in. And I thought the follow-on to two terms was bad enough.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 7:19:46 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This Terry Maple is an odd creature. What the hell is an environmental psychologist?

http://www.psychology.gatech.edu/people/emeriti/maple_terry.php


12 posted on 12/08/2011 7:20:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be Newt or Mitt. I will vote for either one. Who ever the Republican candidate is will get my vote! Republicans should not be tearing into any Republican candidate! If you favor one over another, then build your candidate up with his or her positive aspects. Don’t use negative tactics in the primary race. Not a good idea.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 7:22:58 PM PST by physcitech (God only knows)
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To: floridarunner01

You liberals make me laugh. Bachmann has a very good chance to win if Newt flames out. Don’t make dumb accusations when not one vote has been made. I knew it was a horrible idea to even consider Newt...I win again!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 12/08/2011 7:25:30 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Watch, out Mr. Gore, someone is going to eat your lunch. By the time Gingrich is through, Gore will look like an oil refinery owner.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 7:26:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: floridarunner01

Have you considered the fact the Mitt and Newt are both on the same GOP establishment side?

Think about it ...


16 posted on 12/08/2011 7:27:41 PM PST by maggief
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t worry. President Gingrich will use all his professorial brilliance to explain how FAIR the new carbon tax will be to all Americans. After all, it will have been fully negotiated with our global partners!


17 posted on 12/08/2011 7:31:29 PM PST by montag813
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To: floridarunner01
If Gingrich goes down, Romney wins.

Some here haven't figured that out yet.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 7:31:33 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: physcitech

What is Obama was nominated as the Republican candidate? You would vote for him?


19 posted on 12/08/2011 7:31:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: maggief

People don’t want to admit the obvious.

The fact is it’s always a bad thing when the main motivation supporting your campaign is that the other guy is hated more. That doesn’t work at the Presidential level.

Just once wouldn’t it be nice to actually vote FOR someone rather than having to vote AGAINST anyone? If anything about the Newt polling numbers shows, it’s that Romney isn’t viable at all. There’s by far a majority of voters that won’t vote for him. So we can essentially stop Romney with just about anyone (including an orange juice can).

Bachmann or Santorum can/should win this thing because they stand for what conservatives/tea party activists stand for.
They got 24 days to get it right.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 7:35:55 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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