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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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To: nickcarraway
“What is Obama was nominated as the Republican candidate? You would vote for him?”

Do you mean Bob Obama; the conservative cousin of Barack Obama

21 posted on 12/08/2011 7:36:37 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: nickcarraway
“What is Obama was nominated as the Republican candidate? You would vote for him?”

Do you mean Bob Obama; the conservative cousin of Barack Obama

22 posted on 12/08/2011 7:37:14 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: nickcarraway

Are you trying to be funny or what?


23 posted on 12/08/2011 7:37:51 PM PST by physcitech (God only knows)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As soon as they say they believe in man-made global warming or its successor fraud, climate change, I write them off as cheap politicians or fools or both.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 7:37:57 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve noticed this is the only subject he refuses to pontificate about. I choose to interpret that as he is in the Gore camp.

I had a brief couple of weeks flirtation with the guy. He’s now off my acceptable list.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 7:38:32 PM PST by DManA
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If this is true, after climategate 2.0, this is a deal breaker. Guess I’ll be writing in the name of my candidate of choice.


26 posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:28 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: VicVega

Because its the truth! Newt is a D.C. Insider and has a Washington D.C. Mindset.....I baffle about how many conservatives which to look the other way on Newts past and present just because he’s the “supposedly” last viable Anti-Romney available. I don’t like Romney but if Newt has to be the nominee then don’t try to make him something that he’s not


27 posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:52 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No matter how many “Climate Gate” dumps of thousands of e-mails with the global warming “scientists” admitting their fraud, the drum beat for more government and less productive human activity.

Of course, this is to be expected from the Left wing crazies, but what gets me sick is that in an election in which we have a radical marxist as our opponent and the results of his ideology on display in the form of record unemployment, rising prices and crushing debt, the best we can do is choose between two RINO’s.


28 posted on 12/08/2011 7:43:15 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Cobra64

That’s an outright dishonest lie.

If Gingrich is getting 45% in the polls to Romney’s 23% in a place like FL, it shows Romney is not getting any traction and NEVER will. Replace Gingrich with Bachmann/Santorum and one of those two would win. Why would Gingrich voters go to Romney, unless they were unprincipled to begin with.

But because you have an agenda, you don’t want the cycle of Anti-Romney’s to continue because it hurts your guy.

Bachmann/Santorum can win. If the Tea Party voter or conservative activist would just remember their principles, take a look at the Electoral Map and see that 2012 is advantage to the GOP, we could win this thing in a blowout.

If Gingrich goes down, Bachmann or Santorum should move up.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 7:43:49 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: gwilhelm56
"This is almost as bad as Romneycare..."

Actually not. I like much of what Newt is saying but, I think he would eventually lead us away from the road to repair in his desire to be all things to all people. While Romney would have the conviction to fulfill his conservative policy shifts.

Romneycare was not a universal socialist health care policy that he invented all by himself. It was an attempt to cover those most in need. He signed it. But, it was invented by and later changed by the democrat controlled legislature in Massachusetts. It only effects one state and he has learned valuable lessons from that experience.

Newt, on the other hand, is leaning toward the global warming nonsense and the Kyoto protocols designed around environmental smoke and mirrors - but, eventually leading to one world government.

At least that's the way it seems to me.

30 posted on 12/08/2011 7:46:54 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gingrich also renounced the television ad he did three years ago with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in which he called for action on global warming.

No sir he did not. He said it was stupid of him to have shot the commercial. He did not say what he said on it was stupid. That is a very important distinction.

31 posted on 12/08/2011 7:52:10 PM PST by DManA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I see Palin in the race more every day.


32 posted on 12/08/2011 7:52:37 PM PST by Cyman
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To: gwilhelm56

10X worse.


33 posted on 12/08/2011 7:53:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: parksstp

I’m Sticking with Bachmann and Santorum. Santorum has been my acceptable alternative all along.

With Cain out of the race, My state has been handed to Romney but he can’t beat Obama here.


34 posted on 12/08/2011 7:54:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: gwilhelm56

I heard that after the election, Newt will convert to Islam.

We better not vote for him.

/sarc


35 posted on 12/08/2011 7:55:00 PM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: VicVega

Best idea I have heard in a long time.


36 posted on 12/08/2011 7:58:59 PM PST by milwguy
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To: gwilhelm56

No more corporate welfare from the US Treasury, Newt. The cow is dry. They all milked dry before you could get there. None left now.

It’s a contest: Can we get “conservative” fascists to beat the Marxist fascists? Good grief!


37 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:46 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

The LA Times devotes itself 100% to reelecting Democrats.

I don’t believe anything I read in that crappy newspaper.


38 posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:04 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: cripplecreek

What is the state of MI there for the General? I keep hearing that it’s a toss-up and included it in my possible leaning/toss-up states, but like PA, because of the Detroit/Lansing voter machines, I have my doubts about the state flipping red regardless of whom the nominee is. Because of the shrunken map, the Democrats are going to have to defend the Midwest at all costs, because their prospects in holding IN, VA, and NC are virtually nill.

For the Republicans, I think they need to draw the line in WI and fight the Walker recall as strongly as possible. That whole outcome is directly tied to our chances there in 2012. If Walker holds on, WI will absolutely be in play and could be as close as 2000/04.


39 posted on 12/08/2011 8:04:54 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t belive how the LA Times can pull the strings on so many people here on Free Republic. Just amazing what people fall for.


40 posted on 12/08/2011 8:12:21 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This follow-up book has been under contract for a long time. The original book, Contract with the Earth, was a huge flop for the publisher, although I suspect that it’s seen some more recent sales with Newt’s surge in the polls.

Make no mistake: Newt is all about Newt. He does what’s in his own interest. Shifts with the tides and winds and all that. If he wins the nomination, I don’t know what I’ll do.


41 posted on 12/08/2011 8:15:23 PM PST by LittleSpotBlog
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To: VicVega
Too bad we can’t flush them both and start anew.

We desperately need that. AGW is nothing but an evil vehicle used by the Marxist to destroy Capitalism.

Any one who can't see that AGW is Marxism wrapped in green, they are NOT fit to hold office.

AGW is pure evil and Newt has NEVER called the Climate change movement a fraud.

I challenge anyone to provide quotes from Newt that definitely show that he acknowledges the fraud of man-made global warming.

They can't be found because such a "crisis" as AGW fits the ego of someone who wants "big solutions" to big problems.

I pray everyday for a miracle -- that a real Conservative can rise and win the nomination.

42 posted on 12/08/2011 8:19:25 PM PST by sand88
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To: parksstp
That’s an outright dishonest lie.

If Gingrich is getting 45% in the polls to Romney’s 23% in a place like FL, it shows Romney is not getting any traction and NEVER will. Replace Gingrich with Bachmann/Santorum and one of those two would win. Why would Gingrich voters go to Romney, unless they were unprincipled to begin with.

But because you have an agenda, you don’t want the cycle of Anti-Romney’s to continue because it hurts your guy.

Bachmann/Santorum can win. If the Tea Party voter or conservative activist would just remember their principles, take a look at the Electoral Map and see that 2012 is advantage to the GOP, we could win this thing in a blowout.

If Gingrich goes down, Bachmann or Santorum should move up.

First of all, a "dishonest lie" is a double negative meaning it is the truth. If perhaps you meant to call me a liar, that is disingenuous to make a statement to someone who is expressing an opinion. Would you call me a liar to my face?

Second, you don't know what my "agenda" is.

Third, you do not know who my "guy" is. Initially it was Palin (who bowed out) then it was Bachmann to whom I've made campaign contributions until she shot herself in the foot with unfounded, and wild accusations (like you) and she continues to violate the Reagan 11th Commandment and has become nasty.

Finally, you have no clue as to whom I have a propensity to support in the primaries.

.


43 posted on 12/08/2011 8:28:55 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: o2bfree

I heard that after the election, Newt will become a cannibal and eat babies.

We better not vote for him.


44 posted on 12/08/2011 8:33:09 PM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This article, coupled with another one written by Ann Coulter reveals Gingrich as a liberal dressed in conservative clothes. His derision of the Paul Ryan Plan, which he called “right wing social engineering” demonstrated his contempt for conservatives. Gingrich has also called the Tea Party "the militant faction of the Republican Party.” In the special election for NY-23, he undermined the conservative Tea Party candidate Doug Hoffman and gave his full support to the RINO Scozzafava - more evidence that Newt is not a genuine conservative.

His pro-amnesty stance, his pro-global warming comments, his suggestion of replacing Obamacare “with something else” as he calls it, (probably with his own 'Newtcare' - another big government program) aren't the types of things I can get excited about in a GOP candidate.

However, the Republican electorate seems to be craving for a debater in chief, without much regard to what he actually says, as long as he sounds good, is glib and speaks fast, especially if he knows the subjects enough to keep on talking nonstop.

He will probably be the GOP nominee. I don’t think he’ll defeat Obama once the media pounds on him day and night, exposing his baggage.

But even if he wins the election, he can do it without my vote. I will not vote for another liberal wolf wearing conservative sheep clothing, because I won’t be playing the game of: “Oh, I didn’t know. I believed in him and he has disappointed me,” because he hasn’t and he won’t. He doesn’t fool me.

45 posted on 12/08/2011 8:49:55 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Los Angeles Times is simply not a credible source. They're simply another lamestream media house organ for anti-American Marxists. The LAT has the sole goal of attacking Constitutional Conservatives and Christians. And the same goes for their despicable parent overlord, the Tribune Company.

The newspaper even uses weasel words about the alleged book: "Newt Gingrich may be the only one with a book pending on the topic."

This sort of phrasing is a chief trait of the dinosaur media along with the ever-popular, "...source say...". Innuendo and outright lies. The lamestream, drive-by media are [sic] the enemy.

46 posted on 12/08/2011 8:56:47 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: nickcarraway

“By the time Gingrich is through, Gore will look like an oil refinery owner.”

HILARIOUS! Thank you for the laugh!


47 posted on 12/08/2011 9:06:23 PM PST by sagar
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To: parksstp
Bachmann/Santorum can win. If the Tea Party voter or conservative activist would just remember their principles, take a look at the Electoral Map and see that 2012 is advantage to the GOP, we could win this thing in a blowout.

With the right candidate, we could crush the Democrats into mortar to rebuild our broken republic, but may I remind you that neither Bachmann or Santorum are polling anywhere near as well as Romney is?

It's disheartening, but that tells you all you need to know about what the voters think of them.

What's missing in this race is a leader who's got the 'whole package'. For my money, that leader is Sarah Palin, but she's taken a pass on the race (for now).

48 posted on 12/08/2011 9:11:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Cyman
I see Palin in the race more every day.

Don't we wish. It's just heart-dropping that in this time (of all times), the best we can put forward from our stable, are two RINO/establishment insiders.

This is exactly how we lost in 2008 and 1996. One more loss like that, and it's over. We'll have to turn over the table and re-start the whole game.

49 posted on 12/08/2011 9:19:34 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Parley Baer
I can’t belive how the LA Times can pull the strings on so many people here on Free Republic. Just amazing what people fall for.

I take it by your comment that you're accusing the L.A. Times of lying. Are they? Did they just make this up to make Newt look bad to the voters? Do have proof that they fabricated this story?

Or, do you just not like that unsavory vetting thing?

50 posted on 12/08/2011 9:24:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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