Sarah Palin Calls Herself Arrogant & Naive

December 19, 2009 8:47 am ET

On December 19, 2009, Sarah Palin tweeted that it was "arrogant&naive2say" humans contributed to global warming. That is truly striking considering that she believed that to be the case just last year.

Sarah Palin Says Believing Humans Contribute To Climate Change Is "Arrogant"

Sarah Palin:

Copenhgen=arrogance of man2think we can change nature's ways.MUST b good stewards of God's earth,but arrogant&naive2say man overpwers nature [Palin Tweet, 12/19/09]

Earth saw clmate chnge4 ions;will cont 2 c chnges.R duty2responsbly devlop resorces4humankind/not pollute&destroy;but cant alter naturl chng [Palin Tweet, 12/19/09]

Last Year, Palin Believed Humans Contributed To Climate Change

Sarah Palin: "I Believe That Man's Activities Certainly Can Be Contributing To The Issue Of Global Warming." During an interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, Sarah Palin said, "I believe that man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change. Here in Alaska, the only Arctic state in our union, of course, we see the effects of climate change more so than any other area with ice pack melting. Regardless though of the reason for climate change, whether it's entirely, wholly caused by man's activities or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet, the warming and the cooling trends, regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we've got to do something about it and we have to make sure that we're doing all we can to cut down on pollution." [ABC, Nightline, 9/11/08; emphasis added]

Palin Herself Believed Human Activity Contributed To Climate Change, Said, "It's Real; We Need To Do Something About It." During a CBS News interview, Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin, "Is [global warming] man-made, though in your view?" Palin responded, "You know there are - there are man's activities that can be contributed to the issues that we're dealing with now, these impacts. I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate. Because the world's weather patterns are cyclical. And over history we have seen change there. But kind of doesn't matter at this point, as we debate what caused it. The point is: it's real; we need to do something about it." [CBS News, 9/30/08]