Jimmy Kimmel Roasted Sarah Palin for "Offensive and Dangerous" Climate Change Denial

Jimmy Kimmel Roasted Sarah Palin for "Offensive and Dangerous" Climate Change Denial
Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel took Sarah Palin to task on Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! for supporting Climate Hustle, a film suggesting climate change isn't actually a human-made phenomena, but a myth the media and scientists alike are perpetuating. 

In order to truly drive the point home that global warming should not be a politically divisive issue, the TV host and comedian brought in several scientific experts, including polar ecologists, analytical chemists, marine environmental scientists and isotope geochemists, all to offer a counter perspective to Palin's ideology on the matter. In fact, he even recruited the next generation.

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"It's offensive, it's dangerous," Kimmel said about the former Alaskan governor's repeated denial of climate change and her claims that the media is using the topic for profit. "No matter what Sarah Palin and these geniuses she surrounds herself with try to tell you, climate change is not a liberal vs. conservative thing. But the people who profit from ignoring it want you to believe it is."

At one point, Kimmel shows a Guardian interview of Palin asking, "too many people believe that, if 97% of all scientists believe that man's activities are creating changes in the weather, who am I to question that?" 

"Exactly," Kimmel interrupted. "Who are you to question that?"

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It's difficult to deny anthropogenic climate change is happening when looking at the facts, rather than politicking: 2015 was the hottest year on record, beating 2014, which previously held the title of hottest year. Meanwhile, 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change into effect during a United Nations ceremony in New York in April, hoping to curb human-created global warming and carbon emissions worldwide.

Read more: Despite the Paris Agreement, We're Probably Screwed

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Chris Riotta

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