Hayhoe submitted her climate science chapter in mid-2009 but never heard back from the authors. Maple said the book has been delayed because he has been too busy to focus on it. He said Gingrich is still interested in doing the book and has not asked him to slow walk it. The Gingrich campaign did not answer emails seeking comment about the project.
“Humans are altering the average conditions of the planet,” Dr. Hayhoe wrote for ThinkProgress Green in August, responding to Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) contention that global warming is “phony.” “We can continue to challenge the reality of the issue; or we can seize this as an opportunity to wean ourselves off our dependence on the old, dirty, inefficient, and limited fuels of the past.”
At the moment, Gingrich questions whether global warming is occurring.