Muckraker: Grist on Politics

Sarah Palin, in her Sept. 11, 2008, interview with ABC News: “Show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect, or no effect, on climate change.”

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Palin, in a Newsmax interview last month: “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location … I’m not one, though, who would attribute it to being man-made.”

Palin, in an interview with a Fairbanks newspaper within the past year: “I’m not an Al Gore, doom-and-gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity.”

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Palin, during her 2006 campaign for governor: “I will not pretend to have all the answers.” She also cautioned against “overreaction” on climate change. Later, a spokesperson told a reporter, “She’s not totally convinced one way or the other. Science will tell us. … She thinks the jury’s still out.”