GIBSON: Do you still believe that global warming is not man made?
PALIN: I believe that man’s activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change…regardless, though, of the reason for climate change, whether it’s entirely, WHOLLY caused by man’s activities, or is part of the cyclical nature of our planet, the warming and the cooling trends, regardless of that, John McCain and I agree that we’ve gotta do something about it, and we have to make sure that we’re doing all we can to cut down on pollution.”
GIBSON: But it’s a critical point, as to whether or not this is MAN-MADE. He’s said it is, you have said in the past it’s not.
PALIN: The debate on that even really has evolved into: “OK, here’s where we are now.” Scientists do show us that there are changes in climate. Things are getting warmer. Now, what do we do about it? And John McCain and I are going to be working on what we do about it.
GIBSON: Yes, but it’s…isn’t it critical as to whether or not it’s man made? Because what you do about it depends on whether it’s man made.
PALIN: That’s why I’m attributing some of man’s activities to potentially causing some of the changes in the climate right now.
GIBSON: But I…call me a cynic, but I hear a little bit of change in your policy there, when you say yes, now, you’re beginning to see it IS man made. Sounds to me like you’re adapting your position to Senator McCain’s.
PALIN: I think you are a cynic. Show me where I’ve ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect, or no effect, on climate change.
Note that global warming fearmongering zombieGoresheep always try to pin the straw man of “You claim that no global warming/climate change exists!”, when the actual stand of skeptics is that the degree to which global warming is caused by human activities is poorly understood.
See more examples of Gibson’s sneakiness at Blatant Anti-Palin Bias in the Liberal Media: A Collection, example 53.