Posted Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at 4:37 PM
In an effort to cast Sarah Palin as a … I’m not going there … for not believing in global warming, Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, in an appearance on the Joy Behar Show , made herself look utterly foolish in saying that global warming causes earthquakes and tsunamis. Maybe she takes her cues from Danny Glover , who blamed the Haitian earthquake specifically on global warming. Or maybe she’s well-read and has cherry-picked bits of a highly speculative theory that holds that, in the cases of catastrophic sea-level increases, there’s a small chance that all that heavy water could increase seismic activity.
Or maybe she just doesn’t know what she’s talking about. I couldn’t agree more with blogger Ann Althouse, who suggests that "When you want to call somebody dumb, try not to say anything dumb." At any rate, if three examples make a trend, we’re only one celebrity shy of turning this into a full-blown meme. Anyone? Maybe Robert Kennedy Jr. will weigh in once he digs out .
* Correction, Feb. 10, 2010: The headline of the post originally said "hurricanes" instead of "earthquakes."