Gingrich kills chapter on climate change in upcoming book?

“Newt Gingrich says he has killed a chapter on climate change in a post-election book of essays about the environment. But the intended author of the chapter, who supports the scientific consensus that humans contribute to climate change, says that’s news to her.

“Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech, confirmed in an email interview that she had been asked to write a chapter on climate change for the speaker’s book.

“She said was approached by former Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, Gingrich’s co-editor, at an annual meeting of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Asked to confirm her chapter was dropped, she replied, ‘I had not heard that.’

“The climate-change issue arose Thursday night at a Gingrich campaign stop in Carroll, when a woman expressed concern to Gingrich about the chapter. She said she had heard about it on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program.

“As she began to tell Gingrich who the author of the piece would be, Gingrich interrupted. ‘That’s not going to be in the book,” he told her. ‘We didn’t know that they were doing that and we told them to kill it.’

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5 Responses to Gingrich kills chapter on climate change in upcoming book?

  1. And I understand that Ron Paul has deleted a homophobic minister from his site.

    I gues the Repubbys are going to need some really strong multiple cat, kitty liitter, in transfer load quantities, to cover up the smells.

  2. For more details on Paul and his minister with an agenda to completely “Christianize” the Constitution (his brand of Christianity, of course) see http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/153607/major_ron_paul_supporter_favors_death_penalty_for_gays

  3. jeffpelline says:

    Greg Goodnight is having a cow on Russ’ blog about this:
    “Peeline is again on an AGW kick, noting the Republicans who are bowing to you ‘deniers’, like Gingrich, who has removed an alarmist chapter from the book his crew is putting together.”

    I feel lucky, though, that he didn’t publish the name of my son’s grade school on the blog to make a point. What a creep.

  4. jeffpelline says:

    And here’s Barry Pruett’s response on Russ’ blog: “Greg: Instead of reading Pelline, you should just read MoveOn.org. MoveOn has the same content as Pelline, but with better writers.”

    I’ve heard more about MoveOn.org and Saul Allnsky from Barry’s postings than anywhere else.

    In fact, I’ve voted for GOP and Democrats over the years. But I’m a 52-year-old father with a 9-year-old son, and I realize that life is not what I always want but what a multi-generational group of people want, including my son’s generation. That means we all learn from each other, and we compromise. No problem.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Brad Glasse says:

    I find it rather “funny” that these guys all call everyone “sock puppets”, but when I just checked into the existence, and the property records for a “Greg Goodknight”.

    There is no such animal, but there is a Marvin G. Goodnight. Speak about sock puppets.

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