Scientists On Kimmel TV Show: ‘We’re Not F**king With You,’ Global Warming Is Real

kimmelComedian Jimmy Kimmel used a portion of his TV show Monday to discuss why smart people like climate scientists believe so-called man-made global warming is a threat, while people like Sarah Palin supposedly dismiss its importance.

The late night talk show host etched out about eight minutes of his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” to lambaste Palin for being a global warming skeptic, as well as explain why climate scientists are like normal people, except “smarter.”

The criticisms led up to a two-minute video introducing an assortment of climatologists and scientists from across the spectrum. All of these people made short elevator pitches explaining why global warming is real, caused by human action, and supposedly terrifying beyond all comprehension.

Kimmel kicked off the segment with a short video of a Palin interview in which the former Republican presidential candidate said: “If 97 percent of all scientists believe that man is making changes in the weather, then who am I to question that.”

“Exactly! Who are you to question that?” said the former co-host of “The Man Show,” a raunchy late-1990s talk show that lampooned stereotypical American men.

Kimmel went on to ponder why global warming has become unnecessarily political. Conservatives resist policies to address climate change, he said, while liberals generally believe something must be done to address rising sea levels and warming temperatures.

He added: “It’s not a matter of political opinion, it’s a matter of scientific opinion — in this case, a matter of overwhelming scientific opinion.”

After declaring “scientific opinion” is more important than the opinions formed by so-called normal people, Kimmel introduced a video of five climate scientists suggesting the consequences of human action on the climate are “catastrophic,” “dire,” and “apocalyptic.”

“And here’s the thing,” Aradhna Tripati, a paleoclimatologist, said, “we’re not f*cking with you.” The other scientists chimed in as well, assuring Kimmel’s audience that they are not trying to fool them.

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    prestigio

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    even if the warming
    were real
    what’s causing it

    the never have
    nor can show
    a causal connection

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    Amber

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    Jimmy who ? Yes climate changes and humans have an impact . Every time Jimmy flies off to one off his comedy performances or gets in his Prius or what ever he drives there is bound to be some impact no matter how unnoticeable .
    The point is with or without humans we are in a gradual warming from the most recent ice age that over all is very beneficial to forests ,plants and animals . You don’t see climate scientists promoting global cooling as a better thing ,well at least not since the global cooling scare of the 1970’s that scientists were pushing .
    If Jimmy has to move his
    sun lounge every 20 years by 1/8 of an inch
    he needs to but on his big boy pants and ask one of his house keepers to move it .

    If Jimmy wants to believe the earth has a fever or humans are going to adjust the earth’s temperature by outsourcing American jobs in a vain attempt to set the earths thermostat by tweaking a trace gas, beneficial to life on earth,then we know who the real deniers are .

    Maybe it will help get Dicaprio on so they can plug it together . Rich boys with nothing to worry about expect controlling the earths temperature to were they are comfortable .
    Comedians Against Changing the Climate .
    Mother Nature runs the show ,always has and always will, no matter how much huff and puff comes from actors and the rent seekers at the oh so scary global warming trough.

    C02 has been much higher , the earth warmer , and comedians funnier .

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    amirlach

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    [quote]The point is with or without humans we are in a gradual warming from the most recent ice age that over all is very beneficial to forests ,plants and animals . You don’t see climate scientists promoting global cooling as a better thing ,well at least not since the global cooling scare of the 1970’s that scientists were pushing .[/quote]

    We have been in a natural and very gradual warming since the end of the “Little Ice Age”. Which was not a real Ice Age.

    If you look at the last 5000 years, there has been a major cooling trend.
    [img]http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/graphs/lappi/gisp-last-10000-new.png[/img]

    Alarmists want this to go away because it completely destroys the warming is bad narrative.

    These periods that were much warmer than today were known as “Climactic Optimums”, times when life on earth thrived. The claim that 2 degrees will be catastrophic are complete nonsense as history proves.

    And I cannot recall any alarmist ever claiming the global cooling scare would be a positive. It was simply the scary story that would convince us that we needed to destroy western industrial society in order to “save” the planet. :zzz

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    JayPee

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    It’s more than that

    The alarmist crowd want to deny that we are still in the so-called “last ” ice age.

    There are still massive glaciers in both hemispheres and at least part of them have been there for more than 100,000 years.

    The so-called ” last ice age ” is still here.

    If the unproven and probably unprovable ” global warming ” is happening,
    We should rejoice for the possibility of our continued existence.

    Any form of cooling of this planet further will guarantee the annihilation of life.

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