I found an interesting article on the recent cold snap that has had people wondering if we were in a "global cooling."
A few weeks before she mounted the national stage, in July of last year, then-Gov. Palin told her state:
"Alaska's climate is warming. While there have been warming and cooling trends before, climatologists tell us that the current rate of warming is unprecedented within the time of human civilization. Many experts predict that Alaska, along with our northern latitude neighbors, will warm at a faster pace than any other areas, and the warming will continue for decades."
So she was for global warming before she was against it.
Alaska happens to be one of the states where global warming effects are visible - villages are disappearing due to the loss of the permafrost like this one pictured above...