Science and Sarah Palin: Global Warming is not man-made and the world was created in 7 Days.
True belief or politics: Sarah Palin’s husband works for the oil industry and so did she.
By Anne Howard
NEW YORK (RUSHPRNEWS) 09/06/2008–Denying that global warming is man-made and disputing the theory of evolution as solid science as Sarah Palin does, forces one to wonder if this is solid thinking for someone who needs to be ready to step in the presidency at a moment notice.
In addition to her unscientific views on evolution and as reported by the Anchorage Daily News, her attempt at bringing creationism to Alaskan public schools, Palin has said she does not believe that “global warming is man-made” or that human consumption habits are contributing to global climate change, which the world’s best scientists have reached complete consensus and are urgently trying to get world leaders to act upon.
When asked about global warming, Palin stated during her brief interview with right-wing Newsmax, “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”
With this thinking coming to light, it is then not surprising that she decided to sue the Department of the Interior over their long-delayed decision to list the polar bear as an endangered species. She said, “Polar bears are doing just fine.”
Of course, let’s not forget that Sarah Palin’s husband works for the oil industry. Sarah Palin has been employed by Big Oil herself.
Just like Texans politicians need big oil money to run for office, so does Alaskans. Big oil opposes action to confront global warming, and so it appears that on their behalf, Sarah Palin opposes action on global warming and denies that climate change is caused by human behaviour. As much as it is about her right wing ideology, it is also about campaign contribution and politics.
For information about climate change, visit Pew Center on Global Climate Change