by Rebecca Carter
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dennis_miller.jpgWe hear that Dennis Miller was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, hemming and hawing about global warming. I never realized this about him, but he’s apparently been doing it for years.

Back in 2003 he wrote an article entitled When Did Nature Get So Whiney? Here’s an excerpt:

And then there’s global warming. I didn’t even know the details on global warming so I looked it up. There are a lot of vying statistics, but I think the crux of it is the temperature has gone up roughly 1.8 degrees over a hundred years. Am I the only one who finds that amazingly stable? Hey, I’m happy it’s gone up. I’m always a little chilly anyway.

Then people ask me if I’m worried about the effects of global warming on my kids. Well, obviously I love my kids and I want them to live to be a 100. So that’s another 1.8. My kids’ kids? Three point six. I’ll just tell them we moved to Phoenix.

Got that?

It seems Miller was also on Leno a few months ago discussing global warming. He brought a copy of the 1975 Newsweek that wrote about the concern of the cooling of the earth’s temperature. Summing it up he says, “I just don’t think we control it like we think we do.”

Tipster Edmundo tells us that last night he went on a big anti-global warming rampage, but after returning from commercial break, he had changed his mind. Had someone recommended he not go so tough on the issue?

Hey Dennis, you should sit down with Pat Sajak for a while. It seems you have a lot in common.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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  • Hillary Johnson

    I, for one, am happy to hear global warming being discussed on Leno, period. You know an issue has arrived in mainstream consciousness when it’s the subject of comedy routines on broadcast TV. I welcome all points of view, including Miller’s, and the funnier the better!

  • jmnlman

    He also said he didn’t believe in the ozone hole since they couldn’t both be happening since the heat would just escape out the top. He said he changed his mind after the commercial break because the lights in the studio were hot. I don’t expect from my comedians environmental research just to be funny and he can’t even manage that. How many times has he recycled the comparing something to the Comet Hyakutake line?

  • maxmsf

    I’ve long thought he was a jackass, I guess I didn’t realize the extent of it

  • dstreetmax

    Global warming IS a joke. Al Gore said it, and mindless sheep believed it. All Dennis Miller said is that he needed a little more proof before he runs around screaming “the end is near”. You “people of conscience” should demand a little proof too, before they raise our taxes for this witch hunt.