Al Gore Strikes Back at Sarah Palin Over Climate Change Claims

Sarah Palin and Al Gore disagree on the existence of global warming.

Al Gore Strikes Back at Sarah Palin Over Climate Change Claims

Sarah Palin and Al Gore disagree on the existence of global warming.

-Margeaux Baulch Klein

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Sarah Palin and Al Gore exchanged fighting words in the press on Wednesday after the former Republican VP nominee questioned the validity of climate change science in an op-ed in The Washington Post.

In a piece titled “Copenhagen’s Political Science,” Palin wrote that “leading climate ‘experts’” have “destroyed records, manipulated data to ‘hide the decline’ in global temperatures, and tried to silence their critics by preventing them from publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

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Gore, whose 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth raised awareness about global warming, rebutted Palin’s criticism during an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, saying “the deniers are persisting in an era of unreality. The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our eyes … what do they think is happening?”

Gore also emphasized that climate change should be a bipartisan issue, citing Lindsey Graham as an example of a Republican leader who accepts the science. (MSNBC)

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