Climate Change SNL from 1991: Mike Myers as Carl Sagan

December 21, 2021

3 Responses to “Climate Change SNL from 1991: Mike Myers as Carl Sagan”

  1. Nice find, but how well has it aged?

    • jimbills Says:

      If you’re talking about the exaggerated parts like an area being 150 degrees or something, perhaps consider that that’s not the REAL Carl Sagan, it’s a comedy skit, and the main point of the sketch was that humans weren’t doing anything about global warming. I’d say it’s aged well considering as a species we’d still rather be entertained and distracted than listen to scientists.

      The sketch re-ran nationally on this past Saturday’s Paul Rudd SNL episode. It originally aired in 1990, a now mythical golden era when Republicans hadn’t yet been brainwashed by corporate interests:

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Whoa, that reawakened some long-lost neurons.

    150°F is ridiculous, but we know that much lower temps are still deadly, with parts of the world (like North Africa Middle East) regularly topping dry-bulb temperatures above 122°F (50°C).

    Here are wet-bulb temperatures that are dangerous (black is deadly to even young and fit people):

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