Governor Palin has written another op-ed piece for the Washington Post. As usual, she has taken a topic that is of major importance to America and made it available to Obama and his minions to heed. Let’s just hope they listen because Sarah chooses her words very carefully and shoots them straight from the hip into the heart of the matter.
This time she is addressing her view of what I consider the Copenhagen attempt to sell America to the United Nations by forcing a totally unnecessary “treaty” regarding something that doesn’t even exist – global warming. She titled her article “Copenhagen’s Political Science.”
She makes reference to the recently leaked emails revealing the hoax that provided a Nobel Prize and an Oscar for Al Gore. Perhaps that’s why he never paid any attention to his own abuse of our environment.
These emails show that the very scientists who shout “global warming” to the top of their lungs actually doubt the temperature records they have published and used to back their now-refuted statements. They deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data and, as Sarah says, “tried to silence their critics by preventing them from publishing in peer-reviewed journals.”
She correctly notes that the agenda being pushed in the Copenhagen meetings will not change weather, but will succeed in changing the American economy negatively.
According to the leaked documents, there was never any real consensus among scientists that the claims they were making regarding the alarming rise in temperatures was based on solid facts.
Governor Palin knows a good bit about environmental policy as this quote from her article reveals:
This scandal obviously calls into question the proposals being pushed in Copenhagen. I've always believed that policy should be based on sound science, not politics. As governor of Alaska, I took a stand against politicized science when I sued the federal government over its decision to list the polar bear as an endangered species despite the fact that the polar bear population had more than doubled. I got clobbered for my actions by radical environmentalists nationwide, but I stood by my view that adding a healthy species to the endangered list under the guise of "climate change impacts" was an abuse of the Endangered Species Act. This would have irreversibly hurt both Alaska's economy and the nation's, while also reducing opportunities for responsible development.
The Sarah we know and appreciate is so much nicer in her writing than I am sometimes. I could learn from her, I’m sure. I have never believed there is any such animal as global warming in the first place, but Sarah recognizes our changing weather patterns in a way that I do not. One of the things she did as Governor of Alaska was to create a sub-cabinet which dealt specifically with these changes.
In her op-ed, Sarah points out that it is impossible to state that man’s activities are responsible for our weather changes. She also notes that any potential benefits of policies aimed at reducing emissions pale in comparison to their economic costs. She provides evidences that the proposals by China and India allow them to increase their emissions while Obama wants to seriously reduce America’s carbon emissions which would require Congress to pass the cap-and-tax plan resulting in more job losses and higher energy costs for all Americans.
Governor Palin correctly notes that energy prices skyrocketed in Europe following the EU’s own cap-and-tax program and that Australia’s Parliament defeated their cap-and-tax proposal. America isn’t alone it seems in questioning climate change legislation.
Once again hitting the nail squarely on the head Sarah has provided what we all suspect is Obama’s real reason for going to Copenhagen to see America go down the United Nations’ drainpipe.
In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to "restore science to its rightful place." But instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante. He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a "deal." Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people. What Obama really hopes to bring home from Copenhagen is more pressure to pass the Democrats' cap-and-tax proposal. This is a political move. The last thing America needs is misguided legislation that will raise taxes and cost jobs – particularly when the push for such legislation rests on agenda-driven science.
Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen.
Guess she told him!