Earlier today Governor Palin published an op-ed in the Washington Post which immediately incited hysterical behavior from the left, some of which we discussed in an earlier post. The always entertaining Al Gore also responded in an MSNBC interview with the frenetic Andrea Mitchell. Readers may recall that Ms. Mitchell had to be physically restrained by police from approaching Governor Palin at one of her recent book signing events. This evening Governor Palin, in a Facebook Note, responded to the cartoonish “Algore”:
Steven Hayward has a great article in The Weekly Standard on the Climategate scandal. Be sure to check it out.
The response to my op-ed by global warming alarmists has been interesting. Former Vice President Al Gore has called me a “denier” and informs us that climate change is “a principle in physics. It’s like gravity. It exists.”
Perhaps he’s right. Climate change is like gravity – a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it.
However, he’s wrong in calling me a “denier.” As I noted in my op-ed above and in my original Facebook post on Climategate, I have never denied the existence of climate change. I just don’t think we can primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes.
Former Vice President Gore also claimed today that the scientific community has worked on this issue for 20 years, and therefore it is settled science. Well, the Climategate scandal involves the leading experts in this field, and if Climategate is proof of the larger method used over the past 20 years, then Vice President Gore seriously needs to consider that their findings are flawed, falsified, or inconclusive.
Vice President Gore, the Climategate scandal exists. You might even say that it’s sort of like gravity: you simply can’t deny it.
– Sarah Palin
Noel Sheppard, in a post today at Newsbusters, also discussed how Al Gore, as is his custom, made things up in his interview today with Ms. Mitchell:
Nobel Laureate Al Gore Wednesday called former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a “global warming denier.”
Speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Gore also repeated his false claim about ClimateGate e-mail messages obtained from Britain’s Climatic Research Unit: “the most recent one is like ten years ago.”
As Andrew Bolt reported Wednesday at Australia’s Herald Sun, the most recent e-mail message obtained from CRU was sent less than a month ago on November 12.
Unfortunately, much like his appearance on CNN earlier in the day, Gore was playing fast and loose with the facts.
Sadly, his MSNBC interviewer was similarly disinterested in challenging the former Vice President about his mistatements, and also never once asked him about his own financial interests in this matter.
Read the rest here.