Source: Jimmy Kimmel and Scientists on Climate Change, YouTube video from Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV show from May 2, 2016.
During his opening monologue, Comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel responded to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s comments on climate change. Kimmel showed a video of former Gov. Palin saying,
“It’s perpetuated and it’s repeated so often that too many people believe that ‘oh well, I guess if 97% of climate scientists believe that man’s activities are creating changes in the weather then who am I to question that?’”
Jimmy Kimmel then replied: “Exactly. Who are you to question that? Here is the thing: I think Sarah Palin would welcome global warming in Alaska. It is cold up there.
But, the idea that she knows more than 97% of scientists is offensive. It’s dangerous. No matter what Sarah Palin and these geniuses who surround her say, climate change is not a liberal vs. a conservative thing. People who profit from ignoring it want you to think it is…
Unlike a lot of things, this is not a matter of political opinion. It is a matter of scientific opinion. In this case, overwhelming scientific opinion.
2014 was the warmest year (on record), until 2015 became the warmest year (on record). Now 2016 might turn out to be warmer than either one of those.
You know how you know when climate change is real? When the hottest year on record is whatever year it currently is. That’s how you know.
We have had 15 of the 16 hottest years (on record), since 2001. That is not an opinion. It is a fact.”
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