Because she can — and because Hollywood gives her the platform, Barbra Streisand declares ‘Global Warming Emergency’!. Everybody run!
In an interview with Diane Sawyer – Babs performs the balancing act of promoting her new CD with Barry Gibb AND declaring a state of global warming emergency. Entertainment and self-promotion coupled with disaster – only in Hollywood, folks.
Citing the two recent hurricanes in the Gulf, Katrina and Rita – Streisand says we can’t ignore the facts that these are a result of a global warming emergency.
Weather Czar Streisand is issuing a state of emergency.
Matt Drudge reminds us:
A Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds — when the singer was five years old, in 1947!
And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane — named “Dog” — packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic.
When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named “Easy” ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds.
Streisand was 13 years old when “Janet” hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.
Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as “Cleo” formed with 140 mph.
At 18, Streisand read news about “Donna” AND “Ethel” — both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!
One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: “Carla” and “Hattie!”
“Carla” maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on “The Jack Paar Show.”
And who could forget Hurricane “Camille” — which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as “Funny Girl” garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.
Up next on the weather warning watch, Streisand says to ABC: “There could be more droughts, dust bowls. You know, it’s amazing to hear these facts.”
Thanks for the memories, Matt!