Sarah Palin Denounces Climate Talks as Example of “Arrogance of Man”

According to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, climate talks are simply evidence of the “arrogance of man.” It is expected that next week Palin will announce her campaign to dismantle all dams, re-irrigation programs, and forest fire suppression programs in part of her “de-arrogancing of man.”

This signature tweet from Palin came on Saturday. Here is what she wrote:

Copenhgen=arrogance of man2think we can change nature’s ways.MUST b good stewards of God’s earth,but arrogant&naive2say man overpwers nature

Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R duty2responsbly devlop resorces4humankind/not pollute&destroy;but cant alter naturl chng

I am glad that someone has the courage to fight efforts to deal with weather changes. I am personally appalled by the widespread us of clothes. It is clear from the Bible that God never intended us to have clothes in the first place.

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6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all the livestock
and all the wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.

Everything I see people wearing clothing or umbrellas to protect them from nature, I share Palin’s disgust.

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132 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Denounces Climate Talks as Example of “Arrogance of Man””

  1. Why the democratic party is so screwed up, but remember we must act now to avoid a catastrophe caused by Global Warming, I mean Climate Change or really the natural variability of the earth to naturally warm and cool according to solar activities.

    We need to transform to a new, clean energy economy but we can’t build solar panels in the Mojave Desert if California Senator Diane Feinstein has anything to say about it:

    Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on Monday to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.
    But before the bill to create two new Mojave national monuments has even had its first hearing, the California Democrat has largely achieved her aim. Regardless of the legislation’s fate, her opposition means that few if any power plants are likely to be built in the monument area, a complication in California’s effort to achieve its aggressive goals for renewable energy.

    Developers of the projects have already postponed several proposals or abandoned them entirely. The California agency charged with planning a renewable energy transmission grid has rerouted proposed power lines to avoid the monument.”

    Years of subsidies and tax credits haven’t helped wind and solar projects compete with more reliable sources of energy. Solar power supplies less than one percent of the country’s electricity demand; wind does slightly better. That’s not necessarily a red flag to stop building more, but it is indicative of how far we have to go and how costly it would be “transform to a clean energy economy” as President Obama said in his remarks to the delegation at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

    If the private businesses deem it in their interest to pursue renewable energy projects (without federal help), they should be able to do so. But where these projects may be the most economically viable, such as the Mojave Dessert, the government is shutting them down.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmentalist and a partner with a venture capital firm invested in solar, told the New York Times, “This is arguably the best solar land in the world, and Senator Feinstein shouldn’t be allowed to take this land off the table without a proper and scientific environmental review.”
    This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, the renewable projects have either been thwarted or put on hold because of self-interested in politicians. Cape Wind spent millions in litigation costs, delays and regulatory hurdles in attempting to build a 130-turbine offshore project in the Nantucket Sound that Senator Ted Kennedy long opposed despite the turbines being barely visible from the horizon.
    The Mojave Dessert situation is slightly different because Sen. Feinstein says, “the lands were purchased with nearly $45 million in private funds and $18 million in federal funds and donated to the federal government for the purpose of conservation, and that commitment must be upheld. Period.” But if an environmental group wants to preserve these lands, they shouldn’t rely on the taxpayer to fund the purchase nor fund the conservation of the land. In fact, many environmental groups do just that. Private property rights make it possible for the Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited to protect habitat by purchasing land and establishing wildlife preserves.’
    Nantucket and the Mojave Dessert aren’t unique. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Project No Project shows that the “Not in My Back Yard” crowd is everywhere. It’s not just anti-oil and anti-coal, it’s anti-energy and anti-development.
    Even with subsidies, tax breaks and mandates, shifting our energy away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy will be a prohibitively costly and difficult task. Senator Feinstein is about to make it that much more difficult.

  2. One week it’s unprecedented

    the next it’s

    people are justified in disappointment.

    Together it equals unprecedented disappointment. Oh the Humanity

    Obama Says Disappointment Over Climate Change Summit Is ‘Justified’
    December 23, 2009 6:33 Pm
    “I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen,” the president said today during an interview with PBS’s Jim Lehrer, “What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward step, at least we kind of held ground and there wasn’t too much backsliding from where we were. It didn’t move us the way we need to.”
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/12/obama-says-disappointment-over-climate-change-summit-is-justified.html

    Obama Says, ‘Today we’ve made a meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough here in Copenhagen’
    December 18, 2009
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-during-press-availability-copenhagen

  3. I am only responding to a particular comment a commenter made.

    FOOTNOTE:

    Because I agree with a PARTICULAR COMMENT made by another commenter please do not compare, associate or infer that his/her comment or views are that of mine without my expressed written consent.

  4. Tootie:

    As JT commented on a past posting, “There is something terribly profound in this totally unconnected thought.” I agree since he was talking about an 11 year old. Seems appropriate here too and for the same reason.

  5. Yes Badaman you and tootie do well. How long have you known tootie? Do you both intend to take the bus? Do you think a group rate should or could be negotiated for you?

  6. bdaman is back and as indignant as ever

    Doing my best to change hearts and minds one at a time

  7. bdaman is back and as indignant as ever. Tootie where do you blow your horn when you are not here?

  8. mespo:

    You make this all too easy.

    Everyone is nuts;

    It is just a matter of degree.

    (this is why absolute power is always dangerous).

    All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

    The race is contaminated (sorta)

    But worth saving (according to God).

    I’d have it scrubbed.

    He tried that.

    The flood.

    The Heavens declare his glory.

    He is awesome.

    We were created in his image.

    The end of the story is fabulous.

  9. Sorry, tootie but even I have no power to resist this intellectual lob. You quite sincerely told me that:

    “If you think fundie Christians are wrong about the nature of the human race and its fallen status, I would like to submit to you and before an imaginary court of the universe, that the entire history of the human race is evidence that the race is stark raving mad despite its occasional forward momentum.”

    Were I counsel in that case and you were presented as an exhibit in support of the proposition that the inhabitants of earth are stark raving mad, I would be hard-pressed to disagree — or are you a being “not of this world”? If that be the case, let me offer you a ride to any intergalactic bus station for an all-expenses paid ride home! 😀

  10. Tootie:

    I actually thought about responding to your historical inaccuracies but Gyges, as usual, brought me to my senses. He’s sort of the “Boone” to my “Otter.” (As usual Gyges, I am in your debt.) Since you’re on a roll there Tootie, please proceed:

  11. Byron:

    Thanks for prompting me to look up the famous quote. William F. Buckley famously said that he’d rather be governed by the first 400 people in the Boston phone directory rather than the faculty of Harvard. Here’s the exact quote:

    “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory
    than to the faculty of Harvard University.”

    ~William F. Buckley, Jr.

  12. Gyges:

    I think you are right, er left, er right.

    I was actually making a point that we have many clowns in both houses of congress.

    I guess my razor like wit is so sharp that it is smaller than a photon.

  13. Byron and Mespo,

    Shouldn’t you add another few for the heads of the other Branches?

    Although since there’s a more detailed Constitutional prescription for how those are chosen, perhaps not.

  14. Mespo:

    “You can be governed by the first 100 names in the telephone book, not me.”

    I think it is the first 535.

  15. Not only did they wine,dine and spew tonnes of CO2 in the air, they don’t want to pay either.

    Sweden has received a bill of almost 3.5 million kronor ($480,000)for limousine services transporting delegates during a five-day summit meeting of European development aid ministers hosted this autumn by the Swedish EU presidency, financial daily Dagens Industri (DI) reports.

    http://www.thelocal.se/23990/20091222/

  16. A little more about Palin’s point of view on global warming.

    From Politics Daily (12/17/2009)
    Palin vs. Schwarzenegger: A Battle for the Heart of the GOP
    Carl M. Cannon
    Senior Washington Correspondent

    Excerpt:
    As if she didn’t have enough adversaries, Sarah Palin has decided to mix it up with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ostensibly, the issue was global warming. Actually, it’s about the future face of the Republican Party — whose it will be, and the ideology that person brings to the table.

    The exchange of criticisms between the ex-governor of Alaska and the current California governor was provoked by comments Schwarzenegger made about Palin at the international summit on climate change in Copenhagen – a conference Palin not only avoided, but called on President Obama to boycott. With that, the gauntlet was thrown for the long-distance jousting between two of the GOP’s most prominent knights.

    It all began when the former body builder and action movie hero was asked by the Financial Times of London, as he was about to board a jet from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, about a recent op-ed penned by Palin in The Washington Post in which she took aim at sketchy tactics used by British scientists to squelch the views of global warming skeptics.

    Those tactics came to light in a series of leaked e-mails, which Palin characterized in her op-ed as “Climate-gate.” Palin noted that from her perspective in Alaska, she had been one of the first governors to take global warming seriously, and had created a sub-cabinet position to make recommendations on how to deal with it. She then added, somewhat incongruously, that because of the scandal with the British scientists, Obama ought to shun the Copenhagen conference. And she included this money quote – the one that launched a thousand rebuttals: “But while we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can’t say with assurance that man’s activities cause weather changes. We can say, however, that any potential benefits of proposed emissions reduction policies are far outweighed by their economic costs.”

    This assertion didn’t strike Schwarzenegger, who has initiated a sweeping array of measures in California to lower carbon emissions, as very well thought out. “You have to ask: what was she trying to accomplish?” the Governator told the FT. “Is she really interested in this subject or is she interested in her career and in winning the nomination? You have to take all these things with a grain of salt.”

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/12/17/palin-vs-schwarzenegger-a-battle-for-heart-of-the-gop/2

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