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ABC fact-checks Palin’s false claim that she never denied global warming was ‘man-made.’

By Matt Corley on September 12, 2008 at 10:03 am

"ABC fact-checks Palin’s false claim that she never denied global warming was ‘man-made.’"

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In her interview with ABC News’s Charlie Gibson last night, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin denied that she had ever said climate change isn’t caused by human activity, challenging Gibson to show her where she had made such claims. In a fact-check segment on Good Morning America today, Jake Tapper demonstrated that Palin was making a false claim, pointing to a December 4, 2007 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article in which she was quoted as saying, “I’m not an Al Gore, doom-and-gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity.” Watch it:

On his blog, Tapper also points out that Palin told Newsmax in August that she is “not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”

More on Palin’s positions in The Sarah Palin Digest.

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