Tea Party Flip Flop: What the Right Wing USED to Say About Climate Change

Posted on March 16, 2011


Sarah Palin, Vice-Presidential Candidate, 2008,

  • I believe that man’s activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming.  John McCain and I agree that we gotta do something about it.

Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota, 2006,

  • Our global climate is warming, at least in part due to the energy sources we use.

Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, 2008, in reply to then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement, “We don’t always see eye to eye, do we, Newt?”

  • No, but we do agree our country must take action to address climate.

President George W. Bush, June 2001,

  • The issue of climate change respects no border. Its effects cannot be reined in by an army nor advanced by any ideology.  Climate change, with its potential to impact every corner of the world, is an issue that must be addressed by the world.




George W. Bush press release, June 2001

“It was a mistake” – Sierra Daily