Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Palin on Global Warming

Here's Sarah Palin trying to answer a question from Katie Couric on global warming:

"You know there are - there are man's activities that can be contributed to the issues that we're dealing with now, these impacts. I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate. Because the world's weather patterns are cyclical. And over history we have seen change there. But kind of doesn't matter at this point, as we debate what caused it. The point is: it's real; we need to do something about it."

It is simply astonishing how much ignorance this woman can cram into one paragraph. One could be forgiven for thinking she was speaking her second language the way she reverses her objects and subjects. The issue is blaming climate change on man's activities, not blaming man's activities on climate change. Second, I'm tired of these AGW deniers saying "weather patterns are cyclical". That says nothing about what causes the cycles, how extreme they are, and how long they last.

As for her last statement, this seems another stock argument from Republicans these days. We see that exact phase when talking about how we got mired in Iraq, or how our financial system got so screwed up. It doesn't matter what caused it? How are you going to "do something about it" if you don't know what caused it? We can't reverse the causes if we don't know what they are.

Ah, but looking into what caused these problems would result in some serious scrutiny, and possible rejection, of Republican dogmas about man's activities and the free market, as well as our entire outlook on the War on Terror (tm), and we can't have that now can we. It's akin to a fat guy wanting to lose weight, but having no interest in examining his diet for how he got that way in the first place. The person to blame never wants to look at who is to blame.

Now who is to blame for Sarah Palin's shoddy education, and why has our system allowed this imbecile to be one step from the White House? Those responsible should pay.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm very concerned about the lack of education sarah has had. It took her 6 years to get through 4 at very mediocre colleges. Oh wait she did get a bit of help from winning a beauty contest. My concern is how laughable she is in England and for that matter here. For some unknown reason her SAT scores and grades are not available to the public, what does that say?