Kimmel Rallies Climate Change Experts to Assure, 'We're Not F—ing With You!'

Jimmy Kimmel has a thing or two to say to Sarah Palin and those who who write off global warming as a hoax.

Palin’s been on the road promoting a documentary called Climate Hustle, Kimmel explained, spouting off “very long, very dumb” sentences like, “It’s perpetuated, it’s repeated so often that too many people believe that, ‘Oh well I guess if 97 percent of all scientists believe that man’s activities are creating changes in the weather, who am I to question that?”

Exactly! Who are you to question that?” Kimmel shot back, before launching into a blistering takedown of those who accept money from big corporations “to make sure they keep doing the destructive things that they do” while denying climate change altogether.

“Unlike a lot of things, this isn’t a matter of political opinion. It’s a matter of scientific opinion, and in this case, overwhelming scientific opinion,” the impassioned host said, before joking, “What if I decided to deny the existence of yogurt? Think about it. I’ve seen the containers, I just don’t believe there’s anything in them. I believe yogurt is a conspiracy created by John Stamos.”

In an effort to assure people that 97% of scientists aren’t wrong, Kimmel partnered with GlobalChange.gov for a PSA in which experts speak out about the man-made disaster and what it could mean for the next generation (beginning at the 5:03 mark).

Watch the thought-provoking segment above, then sound off below.

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26 Comments
  1. Liz985 says:

    Ryan Schwartz really needs to start getting his information from someone other than late-night comedians. And if he’s really that interested in public policy, maybe writing for a television entertainment site isn’t the best fit?

  2. JScout says:

    Liz, Ryan Schwartz (and Jimmy Kimmel) are not getting their information from late-night comedians. They’re getting them from scientists. That’s the whole point. Doesn’t have anything to do with comedians’ opinions. IT’S ABOUT SCIENCE.

    • Angus says:

      Tell me Einstein, how thousands of years ago, that half the north American continent was covered in ice when all of a sudden said ice retreated to is present boundaries. Tell me Einstein, how did that happen. waiting,,,waiting….crickets…crickets….

      • Temperance says:

        It didn’t. QED. And yes, I’m a scientist.

        • Ron Natale says:

          Yes, we will take that you are correct, Mr/Ms Temperance, on your word only. The term “climate change” is essentially a meaningless term. The climate has been changing for a very longtime prior to man ever being on the planet. Now why has the term “global warming” been replaced and you never, if rarely, see the term used anymore. Could it be that it is not accurate to the facts? To paraphrase Mr. Gore, it’s just an inconvenient truth.

  3. Phoenix5634 says:

    It’s not that people are denying “yogurt” exists, it’s how the “yogurt” is being manufactured and why, that people, including private scientists are questioning.

  4. Weezy says:

    Lol I love how mind controlled people are….if you would like to learn some real facts around climate change (which by the way has alternated between warming and cooling threats 7-8 times over a 100 year period now), check out the documentary Climate Hustle or climatedepot.org. Of course that’s if you are interested in the truth/science of the matter and not the political agenda it has become. But by all means if you think paying carbon indulgences to Gore and Blood, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and other board owners (including Obama), then by all means go forward with the fraud.

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      I know right. I could go really in depth with this topic, but I want to stay off the radar. I’ll say this tho, what better way to tax people than a Carbon tax, 1 of the 4 elements everything is made of, including 25% or so of every human being.

    • Temperance says:

      So says the truly brainwashed. As Kimmel said, 97% if the actual global experts from all around the planet disagree with you. That means you are truly and deeply a brainwashed idiot.

      • Ron Natale says:

        To Mr/Ms Temperane: When someone cannot argue with facts, they slander. Perhaps Socrates was correct for when the debate is lost, slander is the tool of the loser. (I am referring to the comment about being a “brainwashed idiot”). As a reference to the 97% of scientist, you only need to follow the money and where their funds come from.

      • Ron Natale says:

        One more thing Mr/Ms Temperance, I signed my real name. It amounts to credibility and a pseudonym takes away from that.

    • DBall says:

      Classic right winger. Slap them in the face with evidence and they ignore it and continue to believe what they want. Completely incapable of learning.

  5. Maddie says:

    LOL. I remember 40 years ago, it was all about global cooling. 97% of scientists don’t believe that climate change is caused by man – that figure has been debunked repeatedly. A majority of scientists do believe we are in a warming trend. Whether it is caused by humans or not is unproven. We have historically had warming and cooling cycles on earth.

    The left wing would be much more credible on this issue if they weren’t trying to use it as a sledgehammer to silence debate and accomplish political goals such as redistribution of wealth (i.e. the carbon tax).

    In any event, I recommend people read as much as they can on the subject, and not depend on late-night comedians or gossip columnists for second-hand misinformation.

    • Temperance says:

      Actually, that’s not true. Since 1991, 98.7% of all scientific literature in the field is consistent ONLY with human-generated climate change. It’s much, much, much less likely that the sun won’t rise tomorrow than the entirely of the world SAEs are wrong.

    • Bob says:

      I wrote a computer model to simulate the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere when working at the UK Met Office 40 years ago. We were worried about global warming back then … When I came to work one morning Adrian Tuck who was working on what effect aerosol propellants and refrigerant gasses would have on the ozone layer was in a state of shock! What’s up I asked? I’ve just calculated that in about 15 years time there’ll be a hole in the ozone layer even if we stop pumping catalysts that destroy ozone into the atmosphere now! The bulk of the atmosphere is below 10km outside the tropics and 16km in the tropics so our atmosphere is extremely thin and a small amount of pollution has a huge effect. It is possible that it may be to the advantage of certain companies and governments to use global warming as a cash cow, but it is happening. Physics is physics, if you jump off the side of a tall building you’ll die!

  6. mememine69 says:

    Science can’t be certain smoking will cause cancer and the planet isn’t flat and only 99% sure that CO2 could flatten it. The last 35 years of climate action delay proves it.

    Stop exaggerating and fear mongering like the neocons you hate so much Jimmy.

    YOU modern day witch burners of climate blame “belief” are the rednecks and Y2K jokes in history.

    • Temperance says:

      What? Ah, you’ve been FOX into abject ignorance. Seriously read something… anything.

    • Sara says:

      It’s astonishing that there are people so stupid to believe that there is nothing wrong with the environment and everything is hunky-dory and it’s just the way the planet is. They just want to stick their head in the sand and never admit that humans are causing problems for the planet. They’re also selfish because even if they do believe it…they don’t think it will happen in their lifetime and so why should they care. Keep believe whatever idiocy you want…but it’s not going to stop what is clearly happening.

      • Phoenix5634 says:

        First I’d like to point to natural climate shifts. And then the hidden side affects of solar panels. And the BP oil spill, and what method they used to “clean” it, and the affects that’s has on the world’s ocean currents involving temperature as well as many other aspects. And then I’d like to ask you how closing most of Americas manufacturing and moving them to China helps the environment? You are aware we are all on the same planet right? And how is a Carbon tax for us going to help? The only thing that does is limit everything we do, and make us pay for it out of the guilt they make us feel for polluting the planet, while the cooperations keep on going, out of our sight. And then they make even more money.

      • mememine69 says:

        So YOU get to tell children it’ certain and proven and inevitable they are doomed to a dead planet but science is NOT allowed to say it? Who’s the redneck after another 36 years of exaggeration and abuse of vague climate blame science. Not us deniers!

  7. Jonathan Steeple says:

    Some people here need to realize that a person can be pro-environment AND be unconvinced that man is responsible for global warming. We need to take steps to preserve the planet, and it’s also true that the climate change agenda is funded by extremely wealthy people who stand to profit tremendously by selling it. It’s true that Al Gore and Goldman-Sachs and their corporate cronies have attempted to pervert good environmentalism for their own gain; and no American, environmentalist, conservative, or liberal should stand for it. Certainly, we shouldn’t allow them turn us against each other.