Gov. Sarah Palin Questions Anthropogenic Climate Change and Evolution 4

Posted by Brad Johnson Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:31:00 GMT

Sen. McCain’s (R-Ariz.) running mate pick, Gov. Sarah Palin, is a proud evangelical conservative who questions anthropogenic climate change and evolution.

In January of this year, she questioned climate models that show the threat of extinction of polar bears due to the loss of sea ice:
In fact, there is insufficient evidence that polar bears are in danger of becoming extinct within the foreseeable future — the trigger for protection under the Endangered Species Act. . . The possible listing of a healthy species like the polar bear would be based on uncertain modeling of possible effects. This is simply not justified.
Following the decision to list polar bears as a threatened species in May, Palin chose to file suit to overturn the listing. She argued:
We believe that the Service’s decision to list the polar bear was not based on the best scientific and commercial data available.
In a Newsmax interview released today, Palin questioned the science of manmade global warming:
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.

This position is in opposition to the global scientific community, the leaders of every nation on the planet, and her running mate.

Similarly, Palin is an advocate of teaching creationism in opposition to natural selection:
Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.

In an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, she said “I won’t have religion as a litmus test, or anybody’s personal opinion on evolution or creationism.”


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  1. Hank Roth Sun, 31 Aug 2008 22:01:20 GMT

    Everything must be in context and the above statements are all missing the point. There were qualifications for everything she has said which is missing. It just proves again anybody can say anything and put whatever spin they want on it. She did not advocate for creationism; she suggested education should be the litmus test for everything and as a staunch new synthesis evolutionist I could not agree with her more. As for man made global warming, credible science is never without equivocation and there are more than just burning fossil fuels behind the problem and you ought to know it. Perhaps you should blame the cows too, but don’t take Palin’s words and manipulate them to your own end.

    Hank Roth

  2. [email protected] Sun, 19 Oct 2008 20:24:56 GMT

    Come on Hank. Now, I did come across this post late so I will cut you some slack, but she said she does not believe in AGE. She has said this on more than one occassion, the most prominent being during the VP debate. She also does support teaching creationism along side evolution in the classroom. As for the cows methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and our continued reliance on a meat based diet will be affected by continued changes in climate and population. The problem with accepting AGW for some is accepting that our actions have created the problem, a tough pill to swallow. This is especially true in the biblical context of caring for and being good stewards of God’s creation.

  3. alan Mon, 03 Nov 2008 13:24:01 GMT

    how sarah pailing got to be running for VP is beond me. Global warming is pretty much a fact, and evolution’s theory has helped create many new advances in medicine

  4. mc Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:55:40 GMT

    Anyone think that Sarah Palin will be the top republican candidate in 2012. It scares me a bit to think about it.