Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Change We Need - Climate Change

Apparently Governor Sarah Palin believes the "Change We Need" is climate change. Up until just a few weeks ago she was insistent that climate change was not caused by man. Suddenly she believes than "man" may be the cause, but doesn't want to argue about the causes. She just wants to make nonsensical blather that provides a glimpse of her cluelessness when it comes to environmental issues. I suppose it's hard to suggest moving away from fossil fuels and promoting alternative, renewable resources when you're addicted to oil. And if you admit burning fossil fuels causes climate change.....

The following is an excerpt taken directly from the transcript of the Vice-Presidential debates. I have changed nothing

IFILL: Governor, I'm happy to talk to you in this next section about energy issues. Let's talk about climate change. What is true and what is false about what we have heard, read, discussed, debated about the causes of climate change?

PALIN: Yes. Well, as the nation's only Arctic state and being the governor of that state, Alaska feels and sees impacts of climate change more so than any other state. And we know that it's real.
I'm not one to attribute every man -- activity of man to the changes in the climate. There is something to be said also for man's activities, but also for the cyclical temperature changes on our planet.
But there are real changes going on in our climate. And I don't want to argue about the causes. What I want to argue about is, how are we going to get there to positively affect the impacts?
We have got to clean up this planet. We have got to encourage other nations also to come along with us with the impacts of climate change, what we can do about that."

Does Palin actually makes sense to anyone? She sounds like Miss Teen South Carolina.

BIDEN: Well, I think it is manmade. I think it's clearly manmade. And, look, this probably explains the biggest fundamental difference between John McCain and Barack Obama and Sarah Palin and Joe Biden -- Gov. Palin and Joe Biden.

If you don't understand what the cause is, it's virtually impossible to come up with a solution.

Heck Joe - I'm glad you heard me screaming at the gosh darn TV. You took a few of the words right out of my head.


  1. Just shut up u treehugging communist loser. go back to cuba

  2. Did you see her wink? 3 times!

    "Darn right!"

    "You betcha"

    She's an embarassment to this country and despite being well coached for the debate - she is clearly out of her league.

  3. Ugh - The moderator asked about "Nuclear proliferation". Biden pronounced it correctly and Palin pronounced it like Bush.

    phonetically it is New-clee-er

    She said New-cue-ler.

    Webster's "recognizes" both pronunciations only because some American heads of states say it this way. If a presidenet says Libary do we all need to start saying that? Come on!

  4. Palin's statement makes sense to me. Man is only attributable to a portion (most likely small) of any climate change. Now, dont get me wrong.. we should limit pollutants solely for the sake of air and water quality and not on climate change alone.

    If you read the scientific opinion of John Coleman, founder of the weather channel, regarding climate change than you can easily put the whole subject into perspective because it is not as simple as limiting your carbon footprint will stop burning a hole in out atmosphere.

    In a nut shell. You can scientifically prove that our temperature and climate changes are purely cyclical with a microscopic trend in the warm direction. It's called exposure to the sun. Big Bang, sun exposure, our planet has a limited life cycle.

    Secondly, if you believe that climate change is due to the abuse we lay upon the planet... think of this... 95% of the problem is carbon dioxide released naturally by living and dead organisms.... all plants and animals. Ok... we can generously control 5% as a planet... or 0.2% as America. So tell me how much can we, as Americans, can control by limiting our carbon footprint without going back to the stone age?? 0.05%?? Again, we should be limiting our pollutants to save our air, water, and soil quality and not necessarily under the auspices of saving the globe from climate change.

    Post that monkey boy!

  5. The problem these days is people proclaim something as fact and give no stats to back it up or valid stats for that matter. John Coleman's claim that "Global Warming" is a scam is simply his opinion. As the former founder of the Weather Channel he seems to be tasting sour grapes and rants against TWC now that he has left. I don't know much more about him than that. But man - give me some facts!

    As far as Palin's nonsensical argument - she says climate change is not caused by man - than says in the debate last night that it is. And asks "how are we going to get there to positively affect the impacts?" She wants to affect the impacts - but she doesn't want to deal with the cause. Mostly because she does not wish to recognize the cause as she said earlier.

    Scientific evidence has shown that the sea level is rising faster in the last few decades than it has during the last 1000 years. I'd like someone to show me where the sea level has ever risen that fast in the last 100,000 years. I live along the gulf coast of Florida and we are persistently bombarded with evidence that not only suggests but physically shows the changes.

    Many ignored the economic crisis until we arrived where we are today. Does it not make sense to heed the warnings of most of the scientific community and err on the side of caution? In doing so we also limit the pollutants that effect our health on a daily basis.

    Read that anonymous person!

  6. Ok can you stop writing about politics, it's as irritating as the actual debate was. I had to change the channel because my husband threatened to throw something at the tv he was so annoyed by Palin! Besides isn't it a "secret ballot"....back to Top Cat

  7. if no one talked about it - it would be easier to bury our heads in the sand.

    It may be a secret ballot - but it's obvious I'm voting against the dangerous policies of the Palin/McCain ticket.

  8. Is Anonymous for REAL??? When should anyone stop writing about politics? We should get the facts!!! I always tell my children to look at both sides of the global warming issue or any issue for that matter! If man ends up NOT being the cause...then so be it..but shouldn't we be taking care of the earth anyhow? I am a Roman Catholic conservative but I hear Pete's argument loud and clear! ...and he is using some researched facts.

    BTW...just to let Anonymous know..BLOGS are people giving their opinion. It is our beautiful American right...freedom of speech :)
    Marianne( willing to give my opinion without hitting the "anonymous" button.)

  9. Thanks Marianne!

    You are right - I do use "some researched facts"! I can do better.

    I will admit I'm fueled in part by facts but occassionally rage, hope, anger and love. It's a heck of a stew.

    I'm not sure who anonymous is in the previous post. Someone I know and I'm proud to say that the readership here is not just left-leaning bobbelheads agreeing with everything I say. There are plenty of people who disagree with me here!