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Gingrich Kills Chapter on Climate Change in Upcoming Book (video)
National Journal ^ | December 30, 2011 | Sarah Huisenga

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 that’s 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 speaker’s book. She said she was approached by former Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, Gingrich’s 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 Limbaugh’s radio program. As she began to tell Gingrich who the author of the piece would be, Gingrich interrupted. “That’s not going to be in the book,” he told her. “We didn’t 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 scientists—people who spend their lives researching our world—there 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 Hayhoe’s poke at talk-show hosts. He called her “one of Newt’s 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.

That’s 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 I’ve 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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: climatechange; envirowhackos; gingrich; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; newt2012; purge
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 6:08:25 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Newt would skewer Obama wouldn’t he?


2 posted on 01/02/2012 6:12:54 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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Newt, you got some 'splainin' to do!


3 posted on 01/02/2012 6:17:12 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

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.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Ol Newt just makes it up as he goes along doesn’t he?


5 posted on 01/02/2012 6:19:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
Algore singing Mitt Romney's praises on global warming. “Good for Mitt Romney — though we've long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis,” Gore wrote on his blog. “While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party.” Earlier this month, Romney told a New Hampshire town hall meeting that he believes climate change is happening and that man-made emissions are a cause. "I don't speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," Romney said. "I can't prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. "No. 2, I believe that humans contribute to that," he continued. "I don't know how much our contribution is to that, because I know there's been periods of greater heat and warmth than in the past, but I believe we contribute to that. And so I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you're seeing."
6 posted on 01/02/2012 6:19:26 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
“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.”

She rarely gets out in the world. Numerous world class scientist say that human generated CO2 causing run away warming is a false theory.

7 posted on 01/02/2012 6:22:07 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Thanks for the memories Newt.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 6:25:45 PM PST by Leep
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Well you’ve been here since August. Care to divulge your leanings or just trolling?


9 posted on 01/02/2012 6:26:24 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

“Among climate scientists—people who spend their lives researching our world—there is no debate regarding the reality of climate change...”

So much for science!

Science requires debate. These people are frauds.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 6:27:06 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: mylife
Ol Newt just makes it up as he goes along doesn’t he?

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...

11 posted on 01/02/2012 6:31:39 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 6:31:54 PM PST by bigbob
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To: mas cerveza por favor

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.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 6:33:06 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Sarah Huisenga, National Journal
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/authors/sarah-huisenga-national-journal/


14 posted on 01/02/2012 6:41:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: katiedidit1

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.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 6:42:52 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: Baynative

What, you mean he’s a globalist enviro nazi too?

Man, he had me totally fooled.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 6:44:14 PM PST by BenKenobi (Sky friend abase committal meets for Chemo)
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To: Prokopton

Nah, he’s totally on our side. Just you see...


17 posted on 01/02/2012 6:45:27 PM PST by BenKenobi (Sky friend abase committal meets for Chemo)
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To: Prokopton

Yup.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 6:46:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigbob

I miss Herman. :(


19 posted on 01/02/2012 6:46:48 PM PST by BenKenobi (Sky friend abase committal meets for Chemo)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

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


20 posted on 01/02/2012 6:50:25 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the true sons of liberty!!!!)
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To: bigbob

How about he come out and say he would knock the EPA back 20 years?

Here’s a clue.
The USA doesn’t have a pollution problem anymore.
We have a production problem, and an energy problem.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 6:52:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
“Nice to hear that Gingrich is tossing my #climate chapter in the trash."

Good! Your climate change crap is destroying this country.

22 posted on 01/02/2012 6:56:01 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I just don’t understand what Newt really believes about the Global Warming issue anymore.

Apparently he drank Gore's Kool Aid. Hopefully he's figured out it's a scam.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 6:59:13 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

I would say Newt probably “proof” read the chapter and did not like what was written and killed it. Unlike Ron Paul who claims to know nothing about what is in his newsletters. Sure Ron.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 7:01:38 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: mylife
Ol Newt just makes it up as he goes along doesn’t he?

He sure did:

Newt Gingrich destroys MSNBC reporter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUw2Vq8UMw&feature=related

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Newt On Fire! Hammers ObamaCare and Media http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6DdrMBSI5Xk

25 posted on 01/02/2012 7:09:08 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
You're busted.

Newt Rips Gore's 'Facts' To Pieces
On the Congressional record in the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee.

26 posted on 01/02/2012 7:09:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mylife
Ol Newt just makes it up as he goes along doesn’t he?

He sure did:

Newt Gingrich destroys MSNBC reporter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsUw2Vq8UMw&feature=related

.

Newt On Fire! Hammers ObamaCare and Media:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6DdrMBSI5Xk

27 posted on 01/02/2012 7:10:43 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

its almost like newt is running for office or something...


28 posted on 01/02/2012 7:20:11 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

I trust Newt about as far as I can throw him.

Newt acts conservative when it suits his purposes to act conservative.


29 posted on 01/02/2012 7:21:03 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Parley Baer
lol ya he read it and killed it..lol ya...its not like he is a politician or anything....keep flying high my friend
30 posted on 01/02/2012 7:22:57 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: TigersEye

so he was against it before he was for it...ya someone else is the busted one...


31 posted on 01/02/2012 7:25:30 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: TigersEye; All
You're busted. Newt Rips Gore's 'Facts' To Pieces On the Congressional record in the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee.

Yup, in this video, Gingrich addresses the way left wing government erodes American Exceptionalism, why religious freedom is opposed by dictatorships, the work ethic, unemployment compensation, economic growth, 2+2=4, and government barriers to job creation.

Unfortunately too few folks bother to pay attention to Gingrich's past successes and philosophy and would rather focus on his "baggage."

"Newt Gingrich Speaks to Wake County (North Carolina) GOP, Part 2"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y42oQgOb7OE&feature=related

32 posted on 01/02/2012 7:27:58 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: TigersEye

Gingrich did not dispute the Climate Change theory in this testimony, only certain facts that were cited by Gore.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 7:28:10 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: skaterboy

You need to buy a clue. His testimony before the House was before he started his book.


34 posted on 01/02/2012 7:29:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Yep. How do you dispute a theory that isn’t proved one way or the other? You bring facts to the table that put it in doubt. Face it, you don’t have what it takes to even conceive of an intelligent position. lol


35 posted on 01/02/2012 7:31:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: bwc2221
Newt acts conservative when it suits his purposes to act conservative.

Well then, Ron Paul's your guy.


36 posted on 01/02/2012 7:32:27 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: TigersEye

What about the Climate Change chapter reportedly planned for Gingrich’s book? Were Rush Limbaugh and the facts of this article wrong?


37 posted on 01/02/2012 7:39:31 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor
What about it? Do you know what was going to be in it? Do you know what his policy recommendations would be in regard to it? Newt Gingrich has always pursued a wide swath of intellectual think tank type work in order to push issues out of the soundbite arena into actual intelligent discussions. Something his House testimony shows he has done on this issue.

His record is solidly conservative when it comes to legislative accomplishments which seems like a better measure of what he will do than nitpicking every comment he has made out of office.

38 posted on 01/02/2012 7:49:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
But the intended author of the chapter, who supports the scientific consensus that humans contribute to climate change, says that’s news to her.

There is no scientific consensus on AGW. And Newt knows it. That's why the issue is death to his chances with a lot of conservatives.

39 posted on 01/02/2012 7:52:55 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: TigersEye
His record is solidly conservative when it comes to legislative accomplishments

That was a long time ago. More recently he made an ad with Nancy Pelosi as "part of the "We Can Solve It" global warming ad campaign sponsored by former Vice President Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQKNH_nwM4

40 posted on 01/02/2012 7:56:18 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

The newt is a tird trying to reinvent himself. Its over newt, there are too many conservatives who know you who became. Get lost!


41 posted on 01/02/2012 7:59:42 PM PST by anton
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To: Cobra64
Paul is hardly my guy. I like Santorum, but I am not totally thrilled with him.

I know I don't want Romney, Gingrich (the two big government progressives) or Paul.

I thought the Perry Fan Girls were fanatics until you Newt-Nuts came along.

42 posted on 01/02/2012 8:01:39 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Wowee zoweee! he made an ad. LOL Which he has since stated was “the dumbest thing I have ever done.” My hope is that the people who get to vote in the primaries are better informed and have more common sense than to give something like that any credence.


43 posted on 01/02/2012 8:11:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Was he drunk at a party? How could he make such an ad unless he is in with the wrong crowd? This was just a few years ago.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 8:17:01 PM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: bwc2221
I thought the Perry Fan Girls were fanatics until you Newt-Nuts came along.

So anyone who disagrees with you is a fanatic or nuts? That's a real adult attitude, isn't it?

"They're all nutty fanatics!"

Quite frankly I was a strong Bachmann supporter until she sunk her own campaign. Santorum is another favorite but cannot win.

As for Gingrich, you should have watched the debates and done your homework and watched the speech Gingrich made last April to the Wake County GOP in North Carolina.

Total running time is about 50 minutes if you have the interest or attention span to watch the entire (four segments) speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpa4aCiP1Cw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y42oQgOb7OE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMFV5h-wi7k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BBxe24DwPI&feature=related

By the way, based upon some of JimRob's post, he appears to be a Gingrich supporter. If he's a nutty fanatic, perhaps you might want to hang out somewhere else to insult others.

45 posted on 01/02/2012 8:22:17 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor
If you really wanted to know the answer to that you would find Gingrich's statements on it instead of asking me. Your agenda is showing and it isn't about finding truth.

The Gingrich-Pelosi Climate Change Ad: Why I Took Part

46 posted on 01/02/2012 8:36:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

True. No one disputes climate change because it is impossible to do so, which makes the phrase ever so much more convenient than “anthropogenic global warming”.


47 posted on 01/02/2012 9:24:39 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

True. No one disputes climate change because it is impossible to do so, which makes the phrase ever so much more convenient than “anthropogenic global warming”.


48 posted on 01/02/2012 9:38:23 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BenKenobi

Good way to put it. He’s sure no conservative. Mr. Establishment all the way and not much of a step up form Romney.


49 posted on 01/02/2012 10:45:04 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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