Flip Flop Alert: Sarah Palin Just Recently Decided to Join the Idiot Ranks of Climate Deniers

There was a time, not so very long ago, that Palin actually saw the merits of science.

So take a guess who wrote these words:

Alaska's climate is warming. While there have been warming and cooling trends before, climatologists tell us that the current rate of warming is unprecedented within the time of human civilization. Many experts predict that Alaska, along with our northern latitude neighbors, will warm at a faster pace than any other areas, and the warming will continue for decades.

Believe it or not that was Palin in 2008. Thanks to Eugene Robinson for bringing this up in the Washington Post today. And no better place to do so, considering the op-ed the paper ran by Palin last week where she said we did not have "trustworthy science" on climate change and perpetuated the myth of a climate science scandal.

Let's recap some other tidbits. Here's the old Palin:

"Climate change is not just an environmental issue. It is also a social, cultural, and economic issue important to all Alaskans."

And here's the new Palin:


Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet.
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