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Palin’s Pusillanimous Pontifications:
How Indecision is Corrupting the Climate Debate

by The Green A-Team

Energy solutions from the Right revealed: Drill baby drill.

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin said in the recent debate, regarding climate change, “I don’t want to argue about the causes.”  She went on later to say, “drill baby drill,” referring to her advocacy for drilling in the ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) region of Alaska where she serves as Governor.

According to her opponent Senator Joe Biden, “The United States has 3% of the world’s oil reserves and consumes 25% of it… We know what the cause is, the cause is man made, that’s the cause.” Further, he made clear that it will take 10 years for one drop of oil to come out of any of the new wells proposed to be drilled.

So while irreverent disrespect for the environment in the form of domestic drilling is still on the table and long term sustainable solutions are years away from reality, we’d better take a close look at our role in this crisis to limit the damage done.

For things you can do that don’t involve drilling, click here.

Read the full transcript of the Vice Presidential debate here.

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