Pat Sajak Thinks You’re an “Unpatriotic Racist.” This Response Is Perfect.

The “Wheel of Fortune” host’s climate denial is causing an uproar.

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Today, the science-friendly Internet was aghast at the above tweet from “Wheel of Fortune” host and former weatherman Pat Sajak.

It isn’t really clear what Sajak means by “racist.” But perhaps he’s channeling a strain of conservative argument best epitomized by the book “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death,” by Paul Driessen. According to Amazon.com, it argues that the environmental movement “imposes the views of mostly wealthy, comfortable Americans and Europeans on mostly poor, desperate Africans, Asians and Latin Americans.”

Of course, the reality of the situation is that those who will be most impacted by the extremes of climate change are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

Sajak’s tweet was worthy of Donald Trump. But this response, created by science blogger Greg Laden was just priceless:

You might need to buy a vowel here. Science, though, is totally free.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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