The planet is hurtling toward climate catastrophe and getting American lawmakers to acknowledge that climate change is even real can be like pulling teeth.
That's why many related to George Clooney's frustration in a recent mock PSA presented on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The PSA is for the fictional organization United to Defeat Untruthful Misinformation and Support Science (UDUMASS), which works to convince people that climate change is real, vaccinations work, and dinosaurs existed.
Help George Clooney in the fight against stupidity… #ClimateChange https://t.co/hYaYLrzuNp— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel)1557317306.0
The announcement is chock full of cameos from lawmakers perpetuating misinformation and ignorance. One is Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), who, four years ago, brought a snowball to the senate floor as evidence that global warming was fake because it was cold outside. President Donald Trump also makes an appearance, claiming that the noise from "windmills" (wind turbines, in reality) causes cancer.
But, through donations, there's hope.
"Your generous contribution to UDUMASS will provide desperately needed knowledge to dumb f---ing idiots on Facebook and Twitter all around the world. For just $20, we'll convince one f---ing idiot that climate change is real. Fifty will teach five brainless dumb f---s to vaccinate their kids and 200 will teach ten dips--t knuckledraggers that dinosaurs existed—but not at the same time as people."
People threw their support behind UDUMASS.
@jimmykimmel You got my money!— The Best Little Horror House (@The Best Little Horror House)1557322886.0
@jimmykimmel Sounds like a great cause to me— Carol Layne (@Carol Layne)1557334143.0
@jimmykimmel Its an uphill battle but someones got to do it. #ClimateChange— pancakes (@pancakes)1557317488.0
You may not be able to donate to the fictional UDUMASS, but you can absolutely vote!