Sarah Palin Claims Global Warming Will ‘Bring Back the Dinosaurs’

Jun 26, 2013

061713_atss_640Sarah Palin said today that concern over global warming is overblown because returning the climate to its state millions of years ago will allow dinosaurs to make a comeback.

In an interview with Fox News, the former Alaska governor admitted that climate change will hurt some plants and animals but argued that it will also provide an opportunity for ancient, warm-weather species to thrive.

"I've been hearing all this hootin' and hollarin' from the liberals about how CO2 is going up to levels we haven't seen in 5 million years," Palin told Fox and Friends' host Gretchen Carlson. "But the truth is, life was pretty good millions of years ago.

"There were plenty of plants and animals back then, and they did just fine in the heat. And as Earth starts to warm up, all our old friends will start coming back. The polar bears might die off, but think of all the dinosaurs we're gonna get!

"But you don't hear the liberal, lamestream media talk about that do you? All you hear is doom and gloom, the sky is falling. Personally, I can't wait to see what a triceratops looks like in real life."

Page Right Out of History

The overwhelming majority of scientists believe that the Earth's climate is warming due to emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases created by industrial activity.

If left unchecked, this process could increase temperatures significantly by the end of the century and lead to increased drought, severe weather and mass extinctions  across the globe.

According to Palin, however, these negative effects are outweighed by the positive, which apparently includes the dubious idea that restoring a Pliocene climate will bring Cretaceous species back to life.

"Just to be clear," Carlson interrupted,  "you're saying that if some animals go extinct because it's too hot, they'll be replaced by heat-loving animals that went extinct millions of years ago?"

"Well, yes exactly," Palin responded. "That's what I call logic, Gretchen. Something the Looney Left in this country doesn't understand. They're so Debbie Downer about this whole thing, they can't see the bright side."

"I don't think you can actually bring back the dinosaurs," interjected co-host Steve Doocy. "Once something is extinct it's gone forever. Also, dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, so your dates are a bit off as well. "

"Really?" a surprised Palin inquired. "But they did it in Jurassic Park. Are you telling me that movie wasn't based on a true story?"

Stunned by Palin's ignorance of basic scientific concepts, the Fox and Friends team turned the conversation to the ongoing Benghazi scandal.

Palin served as Alaska's governor from 2006-2009 and was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008.  She is currently an author and Fox News contributor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/colm.marshall3 Colm Marshall

    You slipped up in stating that she believes that the world is millions of years old. Now if you’d said that they’d died 5000 years ago. Creationism and all that. jazz. Yours etc. Me.

  • RetiredBrady

    So even Doocey knew that she was spouting nonsense? Wow; that is really telling, just by itself.

    Looney Left and Debbie Downer as a part of her narrative? Wow; that is really telling, just by itself.

  • Marsha E. Camp

    She is really a nut….

  • OnlyGodIsDeath

    Good laugh

  • bushywhacky

    Palin ! Meet the Palins’ they’re a hoot right out of history. Let’s ride with Sarah down the street. Watch out, for those big ol’ dino feet. When you’re with the Palins you’re a page right out of history of the world by SP

    Sung to “Meet the Flintstones”

  • bp

    she’s funny!

  • Kent

    She’s thick but its a lie that 97% of scientists believe in AGW.

  • stef

    has she slipped and banged her head lately? no. it’s the American legislative exchange council pumping more air into an over inflated buffoon! WATCH OUT! SHE’S GONNA BLOW!

  • Pat Sisson

    She’s obviously confused Discovery with the Cartoon Channel

  • DiatribesAndOvations

    Laughably desperate to appear relevant.

  • NM

    CO2 is increasing cuz we are elimintaing the forests that use it.. Dinasaurs though … sheesh..

  • shays01

    Actually, it is not. The 3% are pretty vociferous (why not … Exxon and Koch pay them a lot to express their opposition), and they are supported by a ton of mathematicians and engineers and medical doctors who are all degreed up and such, but don’t have an ante in the climate science game.

  • Della Richmond

    She doesn’t need to blame global warming as an excuse to run for office…nor does she need to self deprecate —good God, she doesn’t look THAT old!!!

  • Cristina Guenther
  • baskemp

    Nancy Pelosi said it best. “Who cares?”

  • warren

    I;m still voting for Sarah for president LOL!!!

  • Paul Summerville

    Palintology surely. Thanks to CN.

  • HaydenG

    Actually in this case shes right. The massive dinosaurs that lived back then got the way they were because of an excess of CO2 and warmer temperatures.

  • NLR

    Where is the video of this? I’ll believe she said it when I see it…

  • Robert D. Stolorow
  • LostBoyPA

    People like this woman make the case for something as deplorable as eugenics look like a bright prospect. Yes: She’s THAT stupid…

  • Nihilist

    there are many so called moderate GOP that are now bemoaning the gerrymandering that has created districts so strident that even they have had enough. if not for GOP rigging of elections and voter suppression, the party of NO, would be the party of GONE.

  • rai

    When sarcasm reaches the point when people think you are silly. I wish I can get there.

  • urban.spaceman

    This is a fully grown adult who was once allowed to challenge for the second most powerful position in the USA.

    Unbelievable.

  • Omega192

    Those commenting on this article should probably give this page a read: http://dailycurrant.com/about/

  • Teto85

    Oh, this us from that Onion wannabe the Daily Currant.

    That said, don’t you think she looks tired?

  • Guest

    She just keeps proving it over and over… Sarah Palin just might be the most dense person currently alive.

  • Spidux

    …THIS BITCH RAN FOR VICE PRESIDENT! JUST THOUGHT I’D REMIND YOU ALL.

  • Gnotta Phan

    Dear Daily Currant,

    This “Humor” is not funny. FIrst, I am a Liberal and I hate Sarah Palin, but this “satire” or whatever you call this is bad for two reasons. 1) It’s often not over-the-top enough, so others are re-posting this crap as the truth. 2) It’s just not funny humor-wise. The writer is trying to be clever and funny, but it’s just ….not. If this article and others of yours, were actually funny, then what you do would be good.

  • Loudesk

    I refuse to judge Mrs. Palin. But I am terrified : hair-standing-on-the-back -of–my-neck terrified when I read what this almost vice-president is saying and telling us about the inside of her head. I am starting to believe again in a protecting Providence.That was a close call.

  • Ken Bertin

    Once an idiot always an idiot.

  • Tboy

    Thanks Omega192

  • mrquetiapine

    See, one can’t make up funnier stories better than reality.

  • GreyBuddha

    The biggest problem with satire about Palin, is that Tina Fey did all of her impressions verbatim. I can understand why people think this is real. She is to Government, what homeschooling is to education.

  • Debbie Downer

    I believe that Yellowstone will “BLOW UP” lonnnnnggggg before the dinosaurs would be able to come back! Besides…MAN will destroy everything soon enough all by themselves. None of us
    Debbie Downer on FB will be here.

  • Guest

    They are already here. They are called ‘Republicans.”

  • BOBinBrooklyn

    Uh, this is a “satirical” website.
    But when it com to Gov. Palin, it is hard to tell what is a fake, satirical story and what is “reality”. So you get a pass.

  • BOBinBrooklyn

    Great song parody.

  • Frank Ticheli

    I love having her around. She helps the left more than any other person on the planet.

  • KCTed

    wow.. people read and believe this? Then make fun of the targets of the fake articles? You should be included in their articles as well, except your ignorance is actually real.

    In the About section of this website:

    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world

  • KCTed

    Except it’s not real.. this website is like the Onion. They make these stories up

  • KCTed

    This story is fake,, read the About. Maybe you should check your own gullibility before posting out of ignorance

  • KCTed

    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world

  • KCTed

    Hey genius.. Their About:

    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional.

  • KCTed

    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world

  • KCTed

    Q. Are your news stories real?

    A. No. Our stories are purely fictional.

  • James Russel

    She’s actually right and I’m an evolutionary biologist. That’s the way life works.

  • Phil

    I think this is true because …Sarah Palin, what more evidence of dino-revival could you have?

  • Phil

    No No. She really DID run for VP.

    ;)

  • Phil

    Just another tobacco-industry model of science. Make it seem like there is a real controversy when real science says there is not. 97% of reputable, qualified climate scientists say it is manifestly real.

  • John Warren

    This IS a JOKE…. Please!!!!!

  • toniw61

    Why is she still in the news. Don’t she know that people are laughing at her dumb A**????? Too stupid to even know!!!!!! hahahaha
    Just last week she said theres no such thing a global warming.

  • AussieInKY

    lol

  • AussieInKY

    The scary part is that so many people ARE willing to believe she said this and the article about Easter LOL … Australia had Pauline Hanson who was almost able to be a Sarah clone .. her economic solution involved printing more money…. :/

  • Heidi

    video please or it’s not true/ telling the whole story/ being honest about her being sarcastic or joking. this website is a hoot. but i have to admit it must be fun using all your creative writing skills! lol

  • Guest

    She is a joke
    Let’s all have a laugh at stupid her remarks are.
    Would it not be better to spend some ‘air-time’ on how many people are digusted that McDonalds,Coca-Cola etc are going to Russia ?
    There involvement will be seen as condoning the backward Anti-Gay laws now in Russia.
    Will only heterosexual people be heading for the plane ?

  • professormouse

    She is a joke
    Let’s all have a laugh at how stupid her remarks are.
    Would it not be better to spend some ‘air-time’ on how many people are digusted that McDonalds,Coca-Cola etc are going to Russia ?
    There involvement will be seen as condoning the backward Anti-Gay laws now in Russia.
    Will only heterosexual people be heading for the plane ?

  • Denver

    LOL!!! There’s no proof she ever had this interview! You people are stupid!

  • McColl Magazine

    The world would have been a better place if she had become Vice President and if the President died in office then she had been President.

  • Brian

    Why does Fox continue to put this idiot on the air?

  • JD

    Oh the dinosaurs are already here. They’re running Fox News. But don’t worry, they’ll be extinct soon.

  • Jose Luis Garcia

    Give her a couple of tickets to Jurassic Park, and lock the doors!!!

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EvidencefortheBible/ Galut1

    Satirical Spoofs of this nature are the evil side of free speech ..they are designed to give negative impact to the object of the spoof ….and are dependent on the gullibility of the reader to pass it along ….Always check the source

  • grh

    Unless you’re trying to be funny there is no way you are an evolutionary biologist. As others have said, once extinct, extinct for good. The dinosaurs aren’t coming back. Yes the dinosaur environment was warmer than today and this was due to a enhanced greenhouse effect but there were other reasons the climate was equable pole to pole (high sea levels). And of course no one can predict what is going to “evolve” in the future.

  • grh

    Yes it is funny IMHO. It is particularly funny because it seems so plausible. The inability of so many Americans to “get” humour is truly worrying – its the kind of unthinking gullibility that makes so many believe America is the greatest country on earth and anyone who disagrees with its perfection is a traitor. Its time to think with a little bit of subtlely and sophistication. Thank god someone is making jokes that don’t involves farts. It reminds me of the hundreds of thousands who didn’t recognize that Stephen Colbert was a parody.

  • Valencia Hawkins

    Is she for real? To believe s movie had some kernel of truth. It is a book written by Michael Crichton. I knew she was stupid. But datum.

  • Rufus

    Lighten up already!

  • Ebenezer

    My uncle made $300000 while in the county jail doing 90 days for non-support. Learn how you can make big money with just a PC and an internet connection.

    http://www.craptastic.com/cancon/dreck.html

  • lolinator

    no wonder one of her kids came out with downsyndrome shes clearly retarded herself.

  • Timoklon

    does this means she admits that dinosaurs did in fact exist? this is a big step and we should all be proud of her.

  • Capn

    Well, kind of. It’s like ‘The Onion’ in that it’s fake, but not that it’s funny.

  • Sammie Jo

    You people who are hyper-ventilating over this, do know that the Daily Currant is a satire, don’t you?

  • D.T.Lepcha

    Although I have great regards for George W.Bush Jr for his integrity. I thought he had surpassed all great comics from Sir Charles, Jerry Louis, Steve Martin et al. How wrong I was. Sarah Palin takes the cake. Don’t Americans learn about anybody else here on this One planet called earth!

    D.T.Lepcha

  • Swen.Ardere

    I think this is the funniest Currant article I’ve ever read!!

  • mazerrob

    I still would have chosen her for Vice President above Dan Quale

  • Bon.

    I agree Sara Palin is a disgrace to our country, she is not in the real world.