Friday, October 03, 2008

The VP Candidates' Debate

Well, I missed it, seven hours time difference being too much after a long day of work. But I have just noted this excerpt, reported in the Houston Chronicle's first comments:

On the environment, Palin declined to attribute the cause of climate change to man-made activities alone. "There is something to be said also for man's activities, but also for the cyclical temperature changes on our planet," she said, adding that she didn't want to argue about the causes.

Biden said the cause was clearly man-made, and added, "If you don't understand what the cause is, it's virtually impossible to come up with a solution."

The irony here is that Biden assumes the cause is AGW with a certain political arrogance whereas as "Pit Bull Palin" is actually more scientifically correct in stating the uncertainty and mentioning temperature cycles as a contributing factor.

Score one for Palin?