10 Funniest Celebrity Potshots on Conservation, Pollution, and Global Warming

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The environment maybe no joking matter, but sometimes the best way to get a message across is through humor. Here are 10 of my all-time favorite potshots celebrities have made on the subject of conservation, pollution, and global warming...

— Bob Ferris (Vice President, Defenders of Wildlife)

"Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them."

— Erma Bombeck (writer, columnist)

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"There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it."

— Robert Orben (magician, comedy writer)

"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."

— David Letterman, The Late Show

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Highlights from the "Top Ten Ways Dumb Guys Would Lower Gas Prices":

1. "Sell gas by the half-gallon."

2. "Build time machine, drive back to 1965 when gas was cheap."

3. "Step 1, Oprah buys all the gas. Step 2, Oprah gives the gas away."

— President George W. Bush, 2003 economic stimulus speech

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"...By allowing businesses to expense up to $75,000, it means somebody is more likely to buy a copying machine, or in this case, an architectural... fancy machine."

— Mark Twain (author)

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"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."

— Conan O'Brien (talk show host)

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"Scientists say because of global warming they expect the world's oceans to rise four and a half feet. The scientists say this can mean only one thing. Gary Coleman is going to drown."

— Jimmy Kimmel (talk show host)

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"President Bush has a plan (to fight global warming). He says that if we need to, we can lower the temperature dramatically just by switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius."

— Jay Leno (talk show host)

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"Heating bills this winter are the highest they've been in five years, but President Bush has a plan to combat rising bills. It's called global warming."

"Barbra Streisand told Diane Sawyer that we're in a global warming crisis, and we can expect more and more intense storms, droughts and dust bowls. But before they act, weather experts say they're still waiting to hear from Celine Dion."

Have any of your own personal favorites to add?

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