Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel appealed to President Trump to take action against climate change.
Kimmel listed a number of issues such as high temperatures and rising water levels to claim as proof of global warming.
The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” then used a picture of a flooded Trump golf course to make a direct appeal to the president.
“Somebody needs to get through to the president before it’s too late,” Kimmel told his audience “So as a service to the planet, we made something that I hope he sees that this breaks down I think in terms that I hope will resonate with him.”
He then shows a dramatic video featuring a narrator describing the consequences of climate change, but it quickly makes a direct appeal to the president.
Kimmel neglected to mention that the U.S. leads the world in carbon dioxide reductions:
Chart of the Day: Last year the United States had the largest decline in CO2 emissions *in the entire world* for the 9th time this century. @AEIdeas @Mark_J_Perry https://t.co/BCnKJTirfE pic.twitter.com/8wN5kZJBDK
— AEI (@AEI) July 14, 2018
The truth is predictions of future global temperatures such as “…3 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit [between now and] the year 2025 to 2050,” and huge increases in sea levels resulting from the spike in temperatures has not materialized.
From Wattsupwiththat.com :
Consider the opening global warming salvo (quoted above). Dire predictions of global warming and sea-level rise are well on their way to being falsified—and by a lot, not a little. Meanwhile, a CO2-led global greening has occurred, and climate-related deaths have plummeted as industrialization and prosperity have overcome statism in many areas of the world.
Take the mid-point of the above’s predicted warming, six degrees. At the thirty-year mark, how is it looking? The increase is about one degree—and largely holding (the much-discussed “pause” or “warming hiatus”). And remember, the world has naturally warmed since the end of the Little Ice Age to the present, a good thing if climate economists are to be believed.
Turning to sea-level rise, the exaggeration appears greater. Both before and after the 1980s, decadal sea-level rise has been a few inches. And it has not been appreciably accelerating. “The rate of sea level rise during the period ~1925–1960 is as large as the rate of sea level rise the past few decades, noted climate scientist Judith Curry. “Human emissions of CO2 mostly grew after 1950; so, humans don’t seem to be to blame for the early 20th century sea level rise, nor for the sea level rise in the 19th and late 18th centuries.”
Kimmel’s appeal to President Trump is not funny or accurate.