Remember back in 1988, Ted Danson predicted that we only had ten years to live because the oceans were going to be dead and, if the oceans died, then we would soon follow?
He made a big deal out of this, one of the early environmental alarmists, the brilliant oceanologist, Ted Danson.
How can they justify their positions? I wish the media would act like reporters, instead of fanatic Hollywood groupies with those celebrities who claim to be oceanographers and so forth.
“Mr. Danson, Mr. Danson, what do you mean we’ve only got ten years left on earth unless we do — what’s — what’s — what’s your source?”
They never do.
They just — whatever Ted Danson or Whoopi Goldberg, any of these other Hollywood celebs say, they just accept it as gospel.
Ted Danson makes these claims, “Oh, oh, he cares so much.”
Well, on CNBC’s High Net Worth, the Jane Wells interviewed Ted Danson, and she said, “There was a time when you said the oceans are going to be dead in ten years. They’re not dead?“
DANSON: No. They’re not. But, I’m sure there was some hyperbole in what I said to draw attention to the issue, but you go to science journals now, 70% of the world’s fisheries are at a point of collapse.
Really? Oh, you lied, it was just hyperbole.
So now after being proven to have lied, but, but, but 70% of the ocean’s fisheries or the world’s fisheries or whatever are at a point of collapse, 70%. So he’s been proven wrong, throws another figure out there, wow, we’re in trouble, oh, no, 70% of the world’s fisheries are closed.
So Jane Wells, the answer she reported after —
“Danson says some people have wondered, why listen to an actor? They make fun of celebrities taking up causes. He gets that.”
DANSON: Celebrities can be silly, we can take swipes at them, and what the heck, why not, we are silly. But we do raise money. You know something, this community raises more money for charity than any other community in the world. This community is so generous.
WELLS: He says over the years he’s probably given $3 million of his own money to the Oceans Campaign, and just last week he flew to Geneva to urge the World Trade Organization to lift subsidies which may result in overfishing.
DANSON: I do want to be engaged in the process. I do not want to be victimized, or embarrassed, or guilty that I haven’t done something during this really critical time.
After being proved wrong about the death of the oceans, he remains an expert, he remains a go-to guy.
Because he donates so much to charity to the oceans. He threw $3 million down the drain if he donated it to an ocean charity.
The idea we can control the oceans is about as absurd as being able to control the climate!
I just think that just illustrates the point.
Celebs are silly, he admits all this, and yet we know that you people are going to take us seriously because we’re like the big clique in high school, and you all wish you were in our group.