Melting ice caps are a bigger global threat than Islamic State terrorists. At least, that’s what comedian and satirist Bill Maher told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday.
When Matthews asked about U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s potential bid for the presidency, Maher said he could have seen himself voting for the Kentucky Republican at one time, but Rand blew his chances after criticizing Hillary Clinton’s views on climate change, CNS News reported.
Clinton told an audience at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas earlier this month that climate change was “the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges” the world faces.
“She said this is the biggest issue that we should be afraid of, and I agree,” Maher said on the “Hardball” segment. “I am much more afraid of ice as in melting than I am about ISIS.”
The comment seemed strange coming from Maher, who suggested not long ago that Clinton “just go away” after overstaying her welcome on the public stage with excessive promotional appearances.
But on Wednesday’s show, Maher even went so far to say that worrying about the Islamic State’s increasing threat is “a terrible reordering of priorities.” Paul is wrong about that, and Clinton is right, Maher said, adding that with her position, Clinton “won me back.”
Some Twitter users couldn’t take it seriously:
— stjones (@stjones) September 11, 2014
— Gary Skidmore (@grsvt81) September 11, 2014
But some Twitter users were on board with Maher’s assertion:
— John G (@gabejohn75) September 11, 2014
— NTXblue (@NTXblue) September 12, 2014
— Mathew Kuruvilla (@mckuruvilla) September 10, 2014
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