Will Ferrell Plays Bush on Global Warming
Posted on July 20, 2006
Comedian Will Ferrell has donned his George Bush persona once again -- this time to discuss his thoughts on the "so-called global warmings." You can see the new video here.
As he did during his 2004 video, Ferrell plays Bush standing out in the meadow of his Crawford Ranch, leaning on a rustic fence as horses frolic in the background. Bush takes a break from "playing frisbee golf with Condi Rice and Dick Cheney" to talk about the science behind global warmings ("The sun heats up the Earth's crusts, which increases lava flows...") and to warn Americans against listening to liberals try to make him look bad using "facts."
And speaking of global warming, Al Gore's new movie, An Inconvenient Truth is really worth seeing. It's the most relaxed, personable Al Gore you've ever seen. Gore uses those pesky "facts" to show how global warming is very real, indeed. He shows new scientific data that goes back 650,000 years. Global temperature has a direct correlation with the rise and fall of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. At no point in the last 650,000 years before the preindustrial era did the CO2, concentration go above 300 parts per million. Not once. Today, there is more than 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide, and in 45 years, computer models show that will rise to above 600 parts per million. So what does that mean? Because it's never happened in the last 650,000 years, no one knows. But if global temperature tracks CO2, then rising temperatures on the Earth could cause catastrophic consequences.