CNN anchor: Is oncoming asteroid an effect of global warming?

The good folks at Newsbusters have the video in case you don’t believe it. No, not in global warming, but that CNN anchor Deb Feyerick actually asked “science guy” Bill Nye if climate change might have something to do with that approaching asteroid.

This really is news we can use … the next time one of the real journalists at CNN frets over the GOP being “anti-science.”

It could be true. Can we please get an actual scientist in here to settle this? Where’s Al Gore?

  • Avey Owyns


    I hope to goodness she was really joking. But come on: global warming … GLOBAL warming!! GLOBE!

  • Conrad2010

    Yes sir. GW is drawing that sucker in on us fer sure.

    • arttie

      I can’t believe you are on the “It is Bush’s fault” bandwagon. ;<)

      • TeaPartyGeezer

        I had to read that 3 times to get it. Then exploded in laughter. Thanks.

  • JackD

    And to think I thought Piers and SoleBAD were the dipsticks dragging down this network.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Nick @ Nite or Comedy Central should show Laugh-In. It’s better than what they currently have (Children’s Hospital?)

      • TheOriginalDonald

        Why Nick @ Nite doesn’t show repeats of YCDTOTV I don’t know

        (green slime pours down on his head)

        • Ken Alan Draper

          actually most networks show shows that should be called “you shouldn’t have done that on television”

          • TheOriginalDonald

            YCDTOTV is funnier than most shows currently ON TV!

  • NeoKong

    As I shoveled out the glacier in my driveway this morning I can assure you I was not wondering about global warming. I almost got frost bite.

    • BeeKaaay

      I challenge any leftwingwacko who is a true believer in man-made global warming, to go to the affected area and preach.

      That much hot air WILL melt the snow :)

  • Blake Waymire

    Apparently CNN has determined that the pull of gravity of a particular object is caused by heat, not by mass, as previously determined by science.

    • Secede

      Libs are products of our Teacher Union run publik skools…..

    • David

      You dare to bring science into this debate. Obviously you need to go to an Obama re-education camp.

  • BeeKaaay

    If warm climates attract visitors, WHY are illegal aliens running from Mexico (warm climate) to a colder climate in the USA?

    Oh yeah.

    Leftwingwacko narrative obliterated.

    • John (it true me am)

      Did I miss an element of sarcasm or did you just reply as though Greg Gutfield were being serious? :X

  • Steve_J

    Astrroids? They’re very unpleasant things to have.

    • David

      Yes, but there is hope for relief. Obama will be out of office hopefully in my lifetime.

    • John



  • Richard J Sunkle

    Washington DC attracts hemorrhoids.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    and to think these people gloat on how much they “know about science”

  • Stone Bryson

    I am emotionally and physically unable to respond to this complete void of common sense. Stunned into a stupor…

  • waltermitty2012

    Climate change can be traced back to Moses parting the Red Sea.

  • Maxx

    The thought that mankind can control the earth’s weather reveals liberal presumptuousness of epic proportions. We live on a rotating sphere of fire and 200,000 Prius’ all operating at once while an entire nation eats nothing but vegetables will be akin to walking up to the beach to remove one grain of sand. Mother nature does what it does and will do what it wants. It’s February in New England and there is snow. Wow….who didn’t see THAT coming? And now, just when you think they couldn’t get any more “the sky is falling! the sky is falling!” they want you to believe asteroids might be affected by people on earth driving Hummers? Silly libs.

    • Mary

      Great post

      • TeaPartyGeezer

        Steve Goddard pointed us at the Great White Blizzard of 1888, also referred to as the Great White Hurricane of 1888. Hit the Northeast, including NYC. It came in MARCH of 1888.

        Those 1888 models were some powerful SUV’s.

        • John (it true me am)

          Sports Utility Trains!

          • bluewaternavy

            More like Sport Utility Prairie Schooners

    • Hiraghm

      “The thought that mankind can control the earth’s weather…”

      Give us time. Mankind is just getting started.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Global Warming causing asteroids’ pathway to earth and Guam tipping over. My science teacher was an IDIOT!

    • Ken Alan Draper

      don’t forget Tallyman Banana’s theory that the haitian earthquake was caused by global warming.

    • David


    • SpinMeNot

      Wait … a … minute … I think you’ve got it … the Nefarious Power Mongers have been orchestrating man to create AGW to attract an asteroid to hit the planet at just the right angle to cause Guam go skipping across the ocean, over Mexico, with one last hop to land smack dab on top of Rush Limbaugh …

      Its all so clear now, I can’t believe we didn’t see this before.

    • bluewaternavy

      Guam tipping over. Still love the straight face on that admiral!

      “We don’t anticipate that….” God how did he keep from laughing?

  • Michael P (@PizSez)

    Yes, the asteroid is caused by global warming! You see, asteroids are male, and as the Earth (which is female) gets hotter, more and more male space bodes will be attracted to her. This horny little fellow is just the first of many.

    Our Earth is SMOKIN’!!!

    • CatHerder

      That’s how she became known as Mother Earth, after all.

      • John (it true me am)

        The creepy part is her voice sounds like Whoopi Goldberg.

  • HARP2

    The asteroid is not nearly as big as the rocks in her head.

    • RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

      Wish I could LIKE this 17 TRILLION times!!! XD

    • TheOriginalDonald

      (HARP2 gets beat on the head with a purse by Ruth Buzzi)

      • Ken Alan Draper

        “ever seen a “moon gothcha?”
        “what’s a gotcha?”
        “see the moon?”
        (ruth buzzy beats dirty old man with purse)

        • PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Would you like to share a Walnetto?

  • Frank Drebin

    I saw that episode. Then Judy Carne said, “Sock it to me” and was doused by a bucket of water.

    • nc

      Wonder if Laugh-In would still be funny today?

      Verrrrry Interesting. But Shtupid.

      • Frank Drebin

        I think some folks would find it funny, while others would take it seriously.
        Kinda like CNN.

        • nc


      • Ken Alan Draper

        the left wing would call it racist, & patriarchal.

        • falcon7204

          And our kids would say, “Wait, what?”

  • w00tbart

    When Dick Cheney’s Tractor Beam pulls this asteroid down on the heads of all the world’s indigenous peoples, irreparably ruining the delicately balanced ecosystem, then you will feel so smug. WHY do you wingnuts hate nature so much, you racists! Halliburton!

    • Darth_Venomous

      Thread winner! 😀

    • kilthan

      I take off my fancy red hat to you, sir.

  • crosspatch

    Well, you see, it goes like this: The global warming causes the atmosphere to swell. When the atmosphere swells, it reaches out and grabs that asteroid and pulls it in toward Earth. It was really hot when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. See what happened to them? Global warming causes a swollen atmosphere which in turn causes bumps on the head. See? It’s as simple as that.

  • RblDiver

    If anything, I think global warming’d repel asteroids. Heat causes things to expand. The earth isn’t a perfect sphere, so certain bits’d expand differently, affecting the center of mass. Gravity is based on mass and distance, so now that the distance would be greater, shouldn’t there be less gravity to “pull in” said asteroid? Or something.
    (Of course, I suppose one could argue that an expansion’d increase our chances of being hit, but hey, we’re in pseudo-science land here with this whole discussion anyway!)



  • Ntr

    These are the same type of “science-minded” people in our media that don’t believe the sun can contribute to rising temperatures on Earth. I wonder what percentage of them also believe the sun turns off after sunset…lol.

  • TocksNedlog

    Her hair dye seems to have sunk in PAST the roots.

  • Jack Deth

    If Global warming created asteroids, does Global Cooling create Mistletoe?

    Who pays these CNN idiots to ask such ridiculously assinine questions?!!!

  • marcdg9

    Global warming has contributed to the increase in the butterfly population…cause and effect.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      ahhh yes, the butterfly effect.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Are hemorrhoids caused by the liberal media?

    • David


    • $23629333

      Hemorrhoids are a problem exacerbated by the liberal media.

      • David


    • doublee64

      The Liberal media IS a hemorrhoid, a pain in my azz.

    • Willy Colorado

      Close, runny excrement is the correct sympton.

  • Joe W.

    Blame the asteroid on George W. Bush…..

  • Ken Alan Draper

    not only was the question incredibly stupid, but they were asking a kids show host about science.can we expect ABC to have pee wee herman as their scientific advisor? CBS would have beakman? msnbc would have the alcoholic bum that lives in the dumpster out back?

  • David

    Well it most certainly is. In fact, everything that goes wrong is the result of global warming. Why just the other day, my hot water heater went out. Let’s hear an explanation for that from the deniers!

  • jgeorgia2000

    Oh no now the ‘conscience’ is we evil humans that have caused global warming are now causing universal warming. Oh boy now all those ice covered planets will become tropical paradises! Can’t wait!!

    • Noah Lee

      i’m buying my time-share on the ice planet Hoth.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Of course, the logic being that global warming makes the Earth suck and when the Earth sucks, everything around comes spiraling inward. Adding to the suck factor of Earth is the polished boots of the Marxocrats marching in lockstep with their supreme leader, King Hussein the Terrible, and it makes for a very logical, scientifically valid conclusion that the Earth sucks so much right now that even asteroids are attracted from far off distances in the solar system.

    Science is so f^%$#ng cool!

  • alvin691

    The bigger question is why they would ask Bill Nye, who is a mechanical engineer by trade and has no foundation in climate science. He is a leftist propaganda tool.

  • Noah Lee

    soooo…asteroids have never existed until now?!!

  • Noah Lee

    i thought Atari was to blame for Asteroids.

  • Rulz

    Funny, as a scientist I always thought it was gravity, not heat, that was the primary variable for the movement of objects to and fro in outer space.

    Mostly by this huge thing called the sun.

  • CasualMeyhem

    Al gore is hiding. I’ve been trying to sacrifice him to the volcano gods for years…

  • kim

    answer… NO
    an asteroid is a really big rock, crusing the galaxy to search for another really big rock of the opposite sex, whereupon they will trow themselves together, creating life and mini planets will populate space

  • mariebrooker318

    It could be true. Maybe we should start being serious about the Earth’s condition.

    Creating Multiple Income Streams

  • John

    I’ll bet even **Gore** facepalmed after that question.

  • rickg62

    She should interview, I believe it was Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, another genius, if the Mars rover would be anywhere near the flag the astronauts left. They could have their own comedy show.