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Sigourney Weaver: Global Warming is Sexist - Improving Women's Lives Will Solve The Problem
NewsBusters ^ | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/02/2011 8:13:29 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com

If you're like me, you've been waiting for feminist claims that global warming is harder on women and therefore should be a greater concern to the public.

Actress Sigourney Weaver of "Alien" fame did just that Thursday with an astonishingly ludicrous article published at the Huffington Post - a website rife with astonishingly ludicrous articles:

"You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat: that it would endanger men and women alike. But the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women."

Yep. She wrote that. It's so absurd it's worth repeating: "climate change exacts a heavier toll on women."

How you might ask?

Women produce up to 80 percent of the food in the developing world. Drought and unpredictable rains brought on by climate change will make this work far more precarious. Women will have to labor harder and longer to ensure their families have food, fuel, and water.

Our role as caretakers puts us at even greater risk in times of extreme weather. Studies have found that women are 14 times more likely to die as a result of storms and other extreme weather than men.

Fourteen times! Why? Because women often look after the children, the elderly, and the sick, and that means we have less mobility in a flood or wildfire.

Shh. Wait. It gets better:

If you ask people the tools we need to stop climate change, most talk about wind and solar energy, fuel efficient cars, and biofuels. But there is another solution that is not so widely known: empowering women.
Yep. We can solve rising temperatures by - wait for it! - empowering women:
Two groundbreaking studies, one from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and one from the Futures Group, found that simply by meeting women's existing needs for voluntary family planning, we could reduce carbon emissions by between 8 and 15 percent.

That is the equivalent of stopping all deforestation today...Improving women's lives while curbing emissions offers another arrow in our quiver.

Yep. Improving women's lives will lower temperatures on the planet.

I wonder if Tipper Gore agrees with this premise?


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KEYWORDS: environmentalism; idiots; sigourneyweaver
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1 posted on 06/02/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

And I thought Susan Sarandon was annoying.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 8:16:06 PM PDT by Mears
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To: RatherBiased.com
I wonder if Tipper Gore agrees with this premise?

Why? Does she need her second chakra (spelling?) released?

3 posted on 06/02/2011 8:16:09 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: RatherBiased.com
Logical extension of the old-time predicted headline: World Ends: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit

Global warming deniers like me might have to recant - after all, the noted climate expert Sigourney Weaver has weighed in.
4 posted on 06/02/2011 8:18:08 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sigourney Weaver is a good actress...
but she makes Ann Coulter look like a tub of lard. Seriously somebody needs to get that woman a cheeseburger with extra grease pronto!


5 posted on 06/02/2011 8:18:22 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
There is no Sigourney. Only Zul.
6 posted on 06/02/2011 8:21:37 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: RatherBiased.com
I think an alien has invaded her body and devoured her brain.

Just when you think a “celebrity” and she is a minor one at that, could not say anything more stupid, people like her lower the bar once again.

Honest to God, there has to be something in the water out in Hollyweird. Stupid potion number nine perhaps.
7 posted on 06/02/2011 8:22:31 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Nuke her from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 8:23:09 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (After the Commies take over, Moderates will become an endangered species...)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Since she is merely an actress and not a scientist, I would consider her article merely musings of another leftist fool who assumes that becoming a star anoints her with wisdom and intelligence.


9 posted on 06/02/2011 8:23:16 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Ken H

Oh yeah...she was also the voice of the computer in Wall-E. I loved Wall-E, in part because I didn’t have to actually SEE Sigourney Weaver.


10 posted on 06/02/2011 8:23:44 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
This thread is useless without pictures.


11 posted on 06/02/2011 8:24:54 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: bagadonutz

Cheeseburgers
Donuts
Pasta
Pizza
That woman needs help !


12 posted on 06/02/2011 8:25:57 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: Artemis Webb
...but she makes Ann Coulter look like a tub of lard.

Methinks you've not seen a recent photo of Sigourney Weaver. She's far less...svelt than Ann Coulter.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 8:26:01 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
I knew a guy who went to college with her in the late 1960s and early 1970s or there about. He said she was very tall and only could possibly only look good with about 4 hours of makeup. Despite the fact she attended a prestigious University, the woman is a dumb as a box of rocks.

Every year that goes by I lose respect for American Universities. How can so many dumb and foolish people graduate from top notch (so called) institutions.
14 posted on 06/02/2011 8:26:37 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

post of the night


15 posted on 06/02/2011 8:26:41 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Well bless her heart. She may be a lib but she looks better with curves than angles!


16 posted on 06/02/2011 8:27:23 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I’m rooting for the aliens now to eat her..


17 posted on 06/02/2011 8:27:23 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Only a few more years to go. Maybe there is a reason to try to live longer after all: just to see the world without the bizarre clucking from our rich and famous Baby Boomer peers.


18 posted on 06/02/2011 8:29:16 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
"climate change exacts a heavier toll on women."

Women and minorities hardest hit! lol.

19 posted on 06/02/2011 8:29:55 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: RatherBiased.com; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 06/02/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

We’re in the pipe. Five by five.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 8:31:55 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: truthguy

“How can so many dumb and foolish people graduate from top notch (so called) institutions.”

I agree. I used to have respect for my sister, who attended HAVAAAARD.

She voted for the “Won”.

I wish my folks had their “investment in her future” money back!


22 posted on 06/02/2011 8:33:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Artemis Webb

Alien reruns!


23 posted on 06/02/2011 8:34:06 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

So basically she is saying in order to appease Mother Earth/Gaia that women should be allowed child sacrifice to her (aka abortion). Yeahhhhhhh, riiiiiiiiiiiigggggggghhhhhhttttttt.

Talk about being a woman who is a retrograde throwback to another age when human sacrifice was common.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 8:34:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bagadonutz

She no longer can fit into those drawers... or that T-shirt.

LLS


25 posted on 06/02/2011 8:35:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Perhaps she is a ditz, but it's good to see her looking so hale and hearty.
26 posted on 06/02/2011 8:36:18 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: RatherBiased.com

That’s it! Next time I see Alien I’m rooting for the creature.


27 posted on 06/02/2011 8:36:37 PM PDT by decimon
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To: RatherBiased.com

Ripley: Micro changes in air density, my ass!


28 posted on 06/02/2011 8:37:18 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: max americana
The original Ripley died... they cloned her on that prison planet... she is loaded with that Alien DNA... so this liberal version is the clone.

LLS

29 posted on 06/02/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
(don't forget)

Bush's Fault!!
30 posted on 06/02/2011 8:40:10 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: RatherBiased.com

FREE STINKER COMMENT:
Actresses say stuff like this with alarming frequency,
but we’re supposed to believe that Sarah Palin is stupid?


31 posted on 06/02/2011 8:41:12 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Sigourney hasn’t been right in the head since she jumped in that cauldron of molten lead.


32 posted on 06/02/2011 8:42:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Your summary bears repeating:

“Since she is merely an actress and not a scientist, I would consider her article merely musings of another leftist fool who assumes that becoming a star anoints her with wisdom and intelligence.”

Well said. Well said indeed.


33 posted on 06/02/2011 8:47:08 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Mike-o-Matic

And don’t forget Rove! Rove (in league with the evil Cheney) is the one who creates all the global warming problems in his super secret weather machine!


34 posted on 06/02/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Make this genius a czar pronto!

Weiner/Weaver 2012


35 posted on 06/02/2011 9:10:18 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (You say ma-ca-ca, I say mac-a-ca....)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Two groundbreaking studies, one from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and one from the Futures Group, found that simply by meeting women's existing needs for voluntary family planning, we could reduce carbon emissions by between 8 and 15 percent.

Hmm. I wonder how many abortions Sigourney is trying to justify.

36 posted on 06/02/2011 9:11:06 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Oh yeah! Rove!



Nowthen... Uh... What was the question, again?
37 posted on 06/02/2011 9:11:28 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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Clam it, boney ass.


38 posted on 06/02/2011 9:11:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Mike-o-Matic
Oh yes! Rove (with his Weather MachineTM ) and Cheney (with his time machine) are the source of all evil!!!!!
39 posted on 06/02/2011 9:19:12 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Aliens.


40 posted on 06/02/2011 9:39:27 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: bagadonutz

Ya, that was the first thing that came to my mind as well.


41 posted on 06/02/2011 10:11:21 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: Artemis Webb

Needed: Butt enhancement surgeon.


42 posted on 06/02/2011 10:25:54 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: truthguy

Ask your friend if he knew about her tree house at Yale.

She’s not dumb, she’s just very eccentric to the extent that it makes her brain function in very odd ways. I blame the various “studies” she quotes and whoever encouraged her to run with that hypothesis of crazy.


43 posted on 06/02/2011 10:44:59 PM PDT by harmonium
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To: RatherBiased.com
Desperate reach for relevance by this has-been.

That said, wonder if she gets that the largest threat to “women empowerment” is plain old slavery and servitude under sharia law?

Of course not. She's left first, pro-women (and even herself) second...

44 posted on 06/02/2011 11:03:30 PM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: bagadonutz
This thread is useless without pictures.

And a short video from "The Year of Living Dangerously" couldn't hurt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBOxDM_Vek

45 posted on 06/02/2011 11:55:47 PM PDT by TChad
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To: RatherBiased.com

Hey Sigourney: In space no one can hear you babble.


46 posted on 06/03/2011 12:05:52 AM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~BiBi the Badass)
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To: rockvillem

A great Mort Sahl joke that went viral!


47 posted on 06/03/2011 3:27:24 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.Life and Death are wearing me out)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Wear a condom in a time machine, prevent Sigourney Weaver.

Thanks RatherBiased.com.


48 posted on 06/03/2011 4:42:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Don’t be so hard on her. It’s in all their contracts that they have to babble some leftist blather every once in a while in order to keep working in hollyweird.

We just don’t know which of them means it, but actions speak louder than words.


49 posted on 06/03/2011 5:57:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ken H
Perhaps she is a ditz, but it's good to see her looking so hale and hearty.

Agreed, partially.

I don't think she's a ditz. I could be wrong but my take is that she is a woman of above average intelligence who has spent FAR too long among the sewer 'Rats in Hollyweird and has become victim to the inevitable effects of that lifestyle.

However, there is also the possibility that she's 'having us on' and says these things in order to further entrench her persona into that culture.

It's not always wise to take things at face value.

As for her looks....I don't care if she looks overweight or like as thin as refugee from Biafra. She never was my type and doesn't do a thing for me.

50 posted on 06/03/2011 6:45:42 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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