In an interview with NBC News' Andrea Mitchell yesterday, former Vice President Al Gore pushed back against Sarah Palin's anti-Copenhagen conference Washington Post op-ed by saying that "the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality." "The scientific community has worked very intensively for 20 years within this international process, and they now say the evidence is unequivocal," said Gore.
Palin responded to Gore yesterday afternoon on her Facebook page, saying that "he's wrong in calling me a 'denier.'" Palin added that she believed "Climategate" proved that the "findings" of "the leading experts" in climate science "are flawed, falsified, or inconclusive." On Laura Ingraham's radio show today, Palin continued her attack on Gore. But when Ingraham asked if she would be willing to debate Gore on the issue, Palin demurred, saying that if it was in the wrong "forum" she would "get clobbered".