Skip to comments.Gingrich Kills Chapter on Climate Change in Upcoming Book (video)
Posted on 01/02/2012 6:08:12 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
He tells a concerned voter it's been dropped, but that's news to the author.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich says he has killed a chapter on climate change in a post-election book of essays about the environment. But the intended author of the chapter, who supports the scientific consensus that humans contribute to climate change, says thats news to her.
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech, confirmed in an e-mail interview that she had been asked to write a chapter on climate change for the former House speakers book. She said she was approached by former Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, Gingrichs coeditor, at an annual meeting of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Asked to confirm her chapter was dropped, she replied, I had not heard that.
Hayhoe was less restrained in a couple of tweets she posted Friday night. so much 'spare' time wasted I cd've spent w family, & 2. what an ungracious way to find out, eh? she asked. She followed that with Nice to hear that Gingrich is tossing my #climate chapter in the trash. 100+ unpaid hrs I cd've spent playing w my baby
The climate-change issue arose on Thursday night at a Gingrich campaign stop in Carroll, when a woman expressed concern about the chapter. She said she had heard about it on Rush Limbaughs radio program. As she began to tell Gingrich who the author of the piece would be, Gingrich interrupted. Thats not going to be in the book, he told her. We didnt know that they were doing that, and we told them to kill it.
Hayhoe, whose husband is an evangelical pastor, recently wrote a book about climate change from an evangelical perspective. In an interview with Christian writer Jonathan Merritt, she left no doubt as to where she stands on the existence or the cause of the phenomenon.
Among climate scientistspeople who spend their lives researching our worldthere is no debate regarding the reality of climate change and the fact that humans are the primary cause, Hayhoe said in the interview. It is primarily laypeople, such as talk-show hosts, or those with vested interests in maintaining the status quo, who are perpetuating the idea that there is no scientific consensus.
Limbaugh picked up on those quotes on Dec. 19, including Hayhoes poke at talk-show hosts. He called her one of Newts experts and said she believes in man-made global warming. That no doubt created heartburn for Team Newt. In a recent Pew Research Center poll, only 43 percent of Republicans and only 31 percent of conservatives said they believe there is solid evidence of global warming. That compares to 77 percent of Democrats. So the topic is tricky for GOP presidential candidates.
Thats particularly true for Gingrich, who infamously sat down with Nancy Pelosi to film an ad calling for action on global warming (which he has since called the dumbest single thing Ive done in the last few years). The former speaker has also shifted his position on cap-and-trade and has walked back previous comments that there is a wealth of scientific data that warming is taking place.
The Gingrich campaign did not respond to a request for comment on this article.
Newt would skewer Obama wouldn’t he?
Newt, you got some 'splainin' to do!
Why would anyone on our side would be writing books like this with radical people like this. I just don’t understand what Newt really believes about the Global Warming issue anymore.
Ol Newt just makes it up as he goes along doesn’t he?
She rarely gets out in the world. Numerous world class scientist say that human generated CO2 causing run away warming is a false theory.
Thanks for the memories Newt.
Well you’ve been here since August. Care to divulge your leanings or just trolling?
Among climate scientistspeople who spend their lives researching our worldthere is no debate regarding the reality of climate change...”
So much for science!
Science requires debate. These people are frauds.
Either that or he really believes in AGW, he really believes in an individual mandate, he really believes in amnesty, he really believes in the importance of keeping Fannie/Freddie, he really believes that Ryan's health care plan was "right wing social engineering", he really believes...
I would love to hear Newt come right out and categorically say that global warming/climate change is BS and he would not support any public policy based on this notion.
But he will never do it. He’s as slick as Clinton was at “nuance” and “parsing”.
In other words, he’s no Herman Cain.
When the Man Made Global Warming doctrine began, there was the perception that it was based upon scientific evidence. Who could dispute scientific evidence? What the socialists were going to do with that scientific evidence did not look good for America. In my opinion, when Newt signed on to the Man Made Global Warming doctrine, it was an effort to get his foot into the door so he could get inside the Socialist compound. Once inside, he could trash the socialists for the threat they posed for Capitalism and America’s economic superiority. To do it, he had to pose as a Kool Aid drinker with Nancy Pelosi—a smart tactic.
Now that we know that scientific evidence was tweaked to support the schemes of a few to make a fortune off this false evidence, the entire doctrine has collapsed into the scam that it is. If I were an author who swallowed the Kool Aid of Man Made Global Warming, I would be thinking of scrubbing any such manuscripts off my hard drive.
Sarah Huisenga, National Journal
You keep spamming the same pictures and quotes. Both Romney and Newt are on Gore’s side of Global Warming. Both are full of Crap. SO give yourself some credibility and include Globe Warming Newton in your spam reply. Thank you.
What, you mean he’s a globalist enviro nazi too?
Man, he had me totally fooled.
Nah, he’s totally on our side. Just you see...
I miss Herman. :(
HOW DARE YOU! You post anti Uncle Newtie news? You must be a troll, you must have some leanings politically other than sharing a news story about the statist enviro nazi. Premier Police State Gingrich would disapprove. Be careful for the miltary black vans...I hear they are on loan for a few carbon credits from Obummer