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So neither of the vice presidential candidates hit a homerun nor failed miserably in the first and only vice presidential debate, but at one point the candidates plainly stated their positions on what they thought is the cause of climate change. Obama’s VP pick Joe Biden […]

So neither of the vice presidential candidates hit a homerun nor failed miserably in the first and only vice presidential debate, but at one point the candidates plainly stated their positions on what they thought is the cause of climate change. Obama’s VP pick Joe Biden emphasized that he believes climate change is caused by man, while McCain’s VP pick Sarah Palin said, once again, that she doesn’t fully attribute global warming to man.

Palin said: “I’m not one to attribute every man — activity of man to the changes in the climate. There is something to be said also for man’s activities, but also for the cyclical temperature changes on our planet.”

Biden said: “Well, I think it is manmade. I think it’s clearly manmade. And, look, this probably explains the biggest fundamental difference between John McCain and Barack Obama and Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. . . . If you don’t understand what the cause is, it’s virtually impossible to come up with a solution. We know what the cause is. The cause is manmade.”

  1. sorry to point this out, but didn’t she say that she doesn’t fully attribute man to global warming?

    i think she’s said it this way before.

    isn’t that backward?

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  2. it is indeed backward, as is pretty much her entire environmental stance. i’m glad this specific quote was put up here, because i thought it was pivotal in yesterday’s debate.

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  3. [...] Written by Craig Rubens No Comments Posted October 7th, 2008 at 2:00 am in Energy If the V-P candidates’ lukewarm responses on climate change last week failed to satisfy your hunger for a serious energy debate, perhaps an opportunity to join [...]

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