We all remember Palin’s remarkably speedy transition from denialist to the mainstream, but now she’s out in front on the issue, telling Interior Sec. Ken Salazar:
Simply waiting for low-carbon-emitting renewable capacity to be large enough will mean that it will be too late to meet the mitigation goals for reducing [carbon dioxide] that will be required under most credible climate-change models.
Gobsmacked? Don’t be. Palin has long been in favor of keeping Alaska green, and this is no exception: “Alaskan officials say that opening offshore waters to petroleum production would create 35,000 jobs with a payroll of $72 billion over the next 50 years.”
[Via TH RSS]