Greenie Paul McCartney: “Sadly we need disasters like [the oil spill] to show people” climate change is real

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Open mouth, insert foot:

THE shocking images of oil-covered wildlife and ruined beaches across the Gulf of Mexico have horrified millions.

But passionate green campaigner Sir Paul McCartney believes the environmental disaster may have a silver lining, with the search for clean, renewable energy now being pushed forward.

The Beatles legend said: “Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don’t believe in climate warming – like those who don’t believe there was a Holocaust.”

Wow. Climate skeptics are on par with “Holocaust deniers”? How original.


How dare this bloody idiot suggest that we “needed” the BP oil spill for any reason? And this guy’s supposed to be a “humanitarian“? Tell that to the people who’ve lost their way of life down there, Mr. McCartney. Tell that to the all the dead/dying fish, birds, etc washing up on the shorelines, and the injured or dead dolphins and whales floating in the ocean. Tell it to the local fisherman who apparently committed suicide over the oil spill. Tell it to the families of the 11 men who lost their lives on the oil rig.

I guess to him, though, we “needed” the oil spill simply because the “fake science” of the AGW crowd is being fully and thoroughly exposed at long last. Maybe one day he’ll explain to us how “climate change” caused the oil spill, right after he gets done taking cheap shots at former President Bush about not knowing what a library was, in spite of facts to the contrary.

What a despicable human being.

In related news, the judge who overturned President Obama’s drilling moratorium is now receiving death threats (via @kjdrennen). Where’s the outrage?

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14 Responses to “Greenie Paul McCartney: “Sadly we need disasters like [the oil spill] to show people” climate change is real”


  1. your mama says:

    Poor Paul.And he had the nerve to say Bush didn’t know what a library was.Singers should sing,nothing more.Shows how limited they truly are.A shame really.

  2. SpideyTerry says:

    Maybe one day he’ll explain to us how “climate change” caused the oil spill

    Climate change must be the equivalent of “a wizard did it.”

  3. Pasadena Phil says:

    I guess Paul really is the walrus after all! (Kookoo kachoo). He should be comforted by the knowledge that part of the government’s advance emergency preparations for spills in the Gulf was to single out walruses for protection. God knows why. They don’t seem smart enough to be worth saving.

    On the other hand, maybe if you played Paul’s comments backward, we might learn that he actually said “global warming is a fraud”… right after the “I buried Paul” part.

  4. nina says:

    He is an ASS.

  5. Anthony says:

    I think a quote from the great Alice Cooper is appropriate here:

    If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons.

    QED. :d

  6. So true, Anthony! LOL

  7. vsatt says:

    So does this mean BP is responsible for it being 90+ degrees here in Louisiana? Silly me, I thought it was because it’s summertime. But hey, maybe I can file a claim for my power bill.

  8. ClassicFilm says:

    Well said, ST, well said.

    I’m thinking that Sir Paul left out that we also “needed” the Al Gore sex scandal so that we wouldn’t go without a summer of “disgraced sex poodle Democrat millionaires” who want to bilk Americans with their junk-science global warming hoax.


  9. Carlos says:

    It’s not often we get a person with a shoe size, hat size and I.Q. all the same. And a Brit to boot!

    Congratulations, moron, you’ve done as much now to destroy American-British relations as Duh-1.

    And you didn’t even have to be an affirmative action Hawvud student to get so stupid.

  10. Kate says:

    Kudos to Anthony for that Alice Cooper quote…I met him in NYC when I was 19 and he was the most down to earth person you’d ever want to meet…totally different from the stage persona….unlike, Paul McCartney who now I think is in his dotage. Somehow these aging rock stars sometimes think fame wasn’t enough and now they have the microphone to spew their politics.

    Since he has had all the time in the world to inform himself you would think he’d have a better idea of how an oil spill disaster that was regulated by government permits and oversight has nothing to do with global warming. Maybe he can talk to his greenie friends and ask them why drilling was pushed out to deeper more dangerous waters than necessary. Oh, and he can dig deep into his pockets to help unemployed oil company workers who are not working due to the “moratorium” (that’s been overturned by a judge!!)

  11. Tom TB says:

    When Paul McCartney buys a sailboat and a bicycle, and gives up being a frequent flyer and motorist, perhaps we MIGHT believe that he takes his theory seriously…

  12. Carlos says:

    @Tom TB: Same for Algore and the rest of them, too…

  13. RSweeney says:

    Certainly no evidence here that long term heavy drug use can lead to loss of cognitive ability.

  14. xavier baudet says:

    The Oil companies have fought the environmentalists for decades. It’s well known and well documented. And the oil companies traditionally have stronger ties with the political right whereas the greens do better with the left. That’s one of the reasons many voters never vote Democrat. It’s logical that some people are embarassed by people reminding us of that and so I understand your outrage. But you could have prevented the BP disaster if you hadn’t allowed your laws to be so easy on big companies, in other words if you’d pushed your Government more to the left. But instead you’re probably voting Republican again because you just don’t wanna know. I’m glad McCartney says what he says, especially during his tour of the American South.