Never one to miss an opportunity to jump on a conservative bandwagon, Sarah Palin has called on President Barack Obama to boycott the worldwide climate conference in Copenhagen this month, citing the recent “Climategate” emails incident as proof that global warming is based on “junk science.”
Palin has again taken to the social networking website Facebook to voice her opinion, this time declaring that anthropogenic climate change is an “unscientific” excuse for a “cap and tax” plan based on “snake oil” and a “scare tactic” pushed by “dogmatic environmentalists.”
In the incident she refers to, hackers exposed a series of email exchanges between scientists that has further polarized the climate change debate in the United States. Various conservatives, particularly in the United States, have touted it as proof of a global conspiracy.
Palin wrote that “the leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to ‘hide the decline’ in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made global warming.”
Scientists on the blog RealClimate disputed these claims, saying: “There is no evidence of any worldwide conspiracy, no mention of George Soros nefariously funding climate research, no grand plan to ‘get rid of the MWP’, no admission that global warming is a hoax, no evidence of the falsifying of data, and no ‘marching orders’ from our socialist/communist/vegetarian overlords.”
Palin opined that “Policy decisions require real science and real solutions, not junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood… Saying no to Copenhagen and cap and tax are first steps in “restoring science to its rightful place.”
But her doubts on evolution, a virtually undisputed concept among experts, bring into question her scientific credibility. Only six percent of modern scientists are Republicans, a Pew survey found this summer.
Palin’s conclusions on climate change run contrary to the research of the world’s most lauded scientists, who have discovered that since 1997, “climate change has worsened and accelerated — beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then,” the Associated Press reported weeks ago.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe (OK), who has long said that global warming is a “hoax,” recently called for an investigation into the leaked emails. He alleged that the IPCC “cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not.”
This week, two prominent conservative writers announced they were officially leaving the American right, disillusioned by — among other things — the frequent denial of climate science among leaders. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs noted “Support for anti-science bad craziness” as one of his quips, specifically naming Sarah Palin and “climate change denialism” as prime culprits. Andrew Sullivan wrote that he “cannot support a movement that sees climate change as a hoax.”
Video shows alleged white supremacist being forced to clean black man’s truck after throwing bottle
A video has gone viral on Twitter of a white man with at least one swastika tattoo being forced to clean a black man's car after throwing a bottle at it.
The video shows a bloodied white man after taking his shirt off to wipe down the side of the car. The tweet says, "This racist ass white boy threw a bottle at my cousin’s truck and well.... here’s the aftermath lmaooo"
The man filming the video tells the white man, "What's your f*cking problem?"
"I don't have a problem," the white man replies.
"I could split your other side," the man filming the video says.
‘Here is your 2 minutes of hate from a noun a verb and 9-11’: Rudy Giuliani ripped after lying about Rep. Omar
Former lawyer to President Donald Trump went nuts spreading lies about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Twitter Sunday, and what followed was a flood of people calling him out.
There is nothing racist about @realDonaldTrump. The criticism of#Squad is because of their hateful views of our federal agents, anti-semitism,referring to us as garbage etc.Have you ever heard them say,with its faults,the USA is the greatest country on earth. Maybe we can agree?
Trump’s racist attacks on Dem lawmakers are a test run in case he faces Kamala Harris in 2020: MSNBC contributor
Speaking with host Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon, an MSNBC contributor speculated that Donald Trump's racist attack on four female Democrats -- none of whom are white -- was a test run to see how far he can go attacking Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) should she be his opponent in the 2020 general election.
According to Democratic strategist Don Calloway, Trump may not have a grand strategy, but he's in "campaign mode" which brings out his barely concealed inner-racist.
"I'm not one to ascribe a strategy to the president when it's clear he's not a deep thinker, but he is, however, in campaign mode," he explained. "I see this as a good campaign device for him to gin up his base, fueled by the xenophobia and race-based hatred."