No, no. I’m not going to start questioning Starre’s seriousness about global warming – I think the picture is very cute. However, this video by Sarah Silverman is supposed to be humor about global warming. Maybe it’s because I don’t like Sarah Silverman, but I just don’t find the whole “global warming will be great because we’ll swim all year!” sort of joke to be very funny.
You know what else I don’t fine very funny? The fact that Al Gore was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Sure, Gore has done quite a bit for raising national, and international (only because Canada exists) awareness about global warming, which is… without a doubt the crisis facing this century and our generation but here is the problem. Gore has educated those that didn’t know anything with his movie, he also got everyone a bit more worked up for it – but what still hasn’t been done? The skeptic’s minds haven’t been changed.
Because of his ties as a large political figure he was able to talk to more people, but that isn’t enough. Some people devote their lives to living sustainably, to sustainable energy development and research… etc. it’s not really fair to look over that by handing out awards to the front man who really is just going around giving a first year Enviro Sci lecture to people.
Anyway, I actually like Gore, but I think there are people more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize and Sheila Watt Cloutier should be considered if Gore is being considered.