Jose Canseco believes Global Warming would have kept Titanic from sinking



You might have heard something about this ship named Titanic over the weekend. Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of “the night to remember” when the gigantic, and previously declared “unsinkable” ship sunk on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic.

The culprit was an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. But former Oakland Athletics slugger, steroid whistle blower and Twitter attention-whore Jose Canseco believes that wouldn’t have happened had global warming kicked in a few decades earlier.

I guess we can add climatologist and vintage ship designer to the many adjectives describing Canseco.

Canseco last played in MLB with the White Sox in 2001. Since then he’s flamed out in a few different ventures including some independent baseball leagues and reality shows. He also writes some interesting thoughts on Twitter including his ideas on natural maritime hazards of the Victorian era.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“Titanic 100 years wOw. Global warming couldve saved titanic. Sad to say,” came Canseco’s first message on the topic, before he elaborated via the @JoseCanseco account.

“Because we don’t recycle and consume like crazy icicles are non existent. Titanic wouldve still existed today.”

After fellow Twitter users seemed to challenge his theory, Canseco grew defensive.

“You clowns it’s very simple. With global warning the weather is hotter so the icebergs would be melted and titanic saved.

“100 years ago people actually cared about planet and respected nature. Now we can care less and consume energy like it’s free.”

While glacial melting and rising sea levels are often attributed to climate change, higher temperatures have not left the seas ice-free. In 2010, for instance, an ice chunk four times the size of Manhattan broke off a glacier near Greenland, in what scientists said may have been the second-largest breakaway ever.


I guess Titanic fever has struck everyone lately. Even the Author of “Juiced.” Cue the annoying Celine Dion song in his head. Although Canseco clearly has no clue what he’s talking about, it’s nice that he wishes the 1,500 people who died, including Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor IV to have been given another chance. And he seems to be extolling a message of energy conservation.

So I guess his heart is in the right place. However, with National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, and all of their ilk going nuts with Titanic programming and articles this month, there’s really no excuse for Canseco to be so misinformed. Maybe he should just tweet about actress Kate Winslet in the buff; that’s about the extent of his scientific knowledge- anatomy.

He’s an interesting Twitter follow though

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