Palin gets a Washington Post op-ed trashing science and polar bears

The former Governor of Alaska has added an op-ed in the Washington Post on the dangers of science to her literary achievements. It’s absurd. She doesn’t believe in climate change, which is no surprise. It is, after all, science-based. A couple years ago, I was in Alaska on vacation. Almost every Alaskan I met described changes in teh environment because of global warming. But, not Sarah.

Palin also continues her vendetta against polar bears:

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.

I can’t believe Sarah Palin actually wrote this line:

I’ve always believed that policy should be based on sound science, not politics.

She probably believes it because she doesn’t know what actual science is.

Meanwhile, Reuters just posted a slideshow on a polar bear who has started eating other polar bears, noting:

Climate change has turned some polar bears into cannibals as global warming melts their Arctic ice hunting grounds, reducing the polar bear population, according to a U.S.-led global scientific study on the impacts of climate change.

But, that’s not Sarah’s kind of science.


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