Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for U.S. President Barack Obama to boycott the Copenhagen global climate change conference later this month, saying it will reach politically motivated results based on agenda-driven science.
Palin’s piece appears as an op-ed article published in the Washington Post on Wednesday.
She argued that the recent released of “Climate-gate” e-mails and other documents from an English university “exposes a highly politicized scientific circle” whose work underlies efforts at the conference.
“The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won't change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse,” Palin wrote.’
In the article she opposes a Congressional plan to limit carbon output that would require creating a market for trading carbon credits so that companies would have to purchase permits to emit carbon dioxide.
She refers to the proposal as a “cap-and-tax bill,” saying it will raise taxes and cost jobs.
“Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference,” she wrote.
“The president should boycott Copenhagen,” she said in conclusion.