More Humor: George Bush, Climate Activist

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"More Humor: George Bush, Climate Activist"

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A polar bear walks into a bar and says, “When are you going to take action on global warming?”

The bartender, President Bush, says, “If you wait until the very end of my term, maybe we’ll set a goal for 2050. By the way, we don’t get many polar bears in here.”

The bear says, “And with these policies, you won’t be getting many more!” [Ba-dum-bum-CHING! Rimshot -- okay, technically a "sting" for all you Wikipedia nerds!]

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Seriously, though, the president who invented the double-U turn on climate — who has been blocking real international goal-setting — said today,

So my proposal is this: By the end of next year [translation, when I am almost outta here], America and other nations will set a long-term [translation, when we are all long dead] global goal for reducing greenhouse gases.


Ever the straight man, he said, “It’s important to ensure that we get results….” And finally, he said,

Last week, the Department of Energy announced that in 2006, our carbon emissions decreased by 1.3 percent while our economy grew by 3.3 percent. This experience shows that a strong and growing economy can deliver both a better life for its people and a cleaner environment at the same time.

He coyly only took implicit, not explicit, credit for this, but either way it is bunk or dumb luck, take your pick.

The Center for American Progress’s Dan Weiss has more comments on Bush’s do nothing policies here.

UPDATE: For a recent post on the “stunning” loss of Arctic sea ice, go here.

Here are two posts that answer the question Will polar bears go extinct by 2030? — Part I and Part II.

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34 Responses to More Humor: George Bush, Climate Activist

  1. googler says:

    omg polarbears! lol yea thnxz for the info on polar bears!

  2. polar lover says:

    OMg POLAR BEARS HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lyndon Coon says:

    ya mum is a polar bear

  4. Frank says:

    I love polar bears I want to sleep with them

  5. Cameron says:

    I wish polar bears lived in whinch by the way im gay

  6. Primmer says:

    Hahahahah! lets have gay sex together

  7. Spence says:

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  8. Horny beast says:

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  9. I read that George Bush is indifferent to global warming; he just doesn’t care. And apparently Bush is focused more on Cheney’s interests in the energy industry. Probably both Bush and Cheney will ignore global warming… they don’t want to sign the Kyoto Protocol. Environmentalists will be angry at them, but then again much of the American public doesn’t care about climate change.

    Myself, I can’t decide… depends whether global warming disasters will happen soon, or in 20 years or 100 years… who knows…

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  11. D-pop says:

    Why is this in your ‘most popular’?

  12. Joe says:

    Because it gets a ton of traffic through google images.

  13. Miss Moore says:

    Do polar bears really have blue tongues?

  14. animal lover says:

    I love polar bears they are so cute

  15. joe says:

    HI I LOVE POLAR BEARS THEY ARE SO CUTE AND AT MY SCHOOL WE ARE HELPING STOP GLOBAL WARMING DON’T YOU THINK THAT IS ASOME? BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. MACKENZIE says:

    I LOVE POLAR BEARS THEY ARE SO CUTE AND AT MY SCHOOL ME AND MY FRIENDS WE ARE TRYING TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!!BYE

  17. alexadra says:

    polar bears are fat!!!

  18. alexadra says:

    polar bears are fat!no afence to them

  19. natalia says:

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  20. poler bears loveer says:

    I love poler bears we are lrneing about thm

  21. Quinten says:

    Polar Bears Own
    They r awesome
    but r their tonuges seruiously blue??

  22. Gabrielle says:

    Polar bears are the best animals on earth! When I`m older I want to go to the Arctic to see polar bears and help them! I am also going to go the
    Arctic because I want to captrer seals and feed them to the polar bears.
    I would like to know if they really have blue tongs? I love polar bears!

  23. grace says:

    I need facts of polar bear . can you help me?

  24. polar bear lover 2 says:

    Polar bears r awsome! I think it’s sad that they might get extinct.
    I am going to try to help as much as posible.

  25. Juliya Nudga says:

    i love them they r really cute and big
    and i love this picture especially becuz it shouws how funny bears can be

  26. ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER says:

    I understand that global warming is expected to decrease the severity of bi-polar complications in those living in upper Canada.

  27. they are so cute and FUNNY

  28. Bearchik says:

    Yup, polar bears really do have purple tongues. Asian bears are the only mammals that do have purple (instead of pink) tongues – as much a peculiarity of the mongolian-tibetan area as marsupials are to Australia. And, as ‘proof’ of continental drift, you may often notice a lot of North American Grizzlies still have purple spotted tongues too!

  29. I LOVE POLAR BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT THEM BECOMING EXTINCT IT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY. THEY ARE AMAZING AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED BETTER! I LOVE THEM AND I AM GOING TO SAVE THEM!
    PEACE OUT HOMIES
    PEACE OUT POLAR BEARS TOO!!!!!!!!!

  30. Shelby says:

    the poler bears are so wonderful and pretty

  31. marty says:

    poler bears are loseing homes that is why i want to save them.My friends and i are in a club to save animals and i wanted to save the poler bears.I think you and your friends should do it to.

  32. marty says:

    I would hate to see them go.

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