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OTRC: Pat Sajak says, 'Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists,' Alec Baldwin responds

Pat Sajak is blowing up Twitter with his latest rant about global warming.

The 67-year-old longtime host of "Wheel of Fortune," is known for his quirky, often sarcastic and observational tweets. On Monday, he posted one that got retweeted more than 1,000 times and spurred a flood of responses, including one from actor Alec Baldwin and a picture parody of the hit game show, as his name trended on Twitter.

"I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night," he said.

Many Republicans believe humans do not affect climate change. Sajak has donated more than $18,000 to Republican campaigns over the years, records show. Baldwin, known for his liberal views, retweeted the host on Monday and on Tuesday, May 20, about 20 hours later, posted: " Let's officially name science denial Sajak Syndrome. @patsajak #sajaksyndrome."

Another Twitter user got creative with his repsonse -- he shared a photoshopped image of a "Wheel of Fortune" puzzle, which got retweeted more than 500 times (see below).

Pat Sajak's past rants about climate change

Sajak, who used to work as a TV weatherman, has ranted about climate change before. His latest remarks come two weeks after the government released a report that stated that "Global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. The global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels."

"Help...climate changing...must send money to lots of places...a lot of money...hurry...time is short...not kidding..." Sajak tweeted on May 14.

Former Vice President and Democratic leader Al Gore, who won an Oscar for his global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," recently talked about Republican skepticism about the issue at a public speaking engagement at the University of Chicago.

"My interest in Al Gore's pronouncements could fit into a gnat's navel & still leave room for a Liberal's sense of humor," Sajak tweeted on May 7.

In January, he tweeted: "Traveled from Caribbean to East Coast today. Climate did change. That settles it; I'm a believer."

In 2010, he penned an article about global warming on the politically conservative website Richocet.

"Manmade global warming, like so many other social and economic issues, has become hopelessly politicized," he said. "Each side has dug in its heels and has accused the other of acting irresponsibly and dishonestly. For the believers, the other side has become the equivalent of Holocaust deniers; and for the doubters, the other side has become a cult intent on manipulating mankind to remake the world in some sort of natural Utopian image."

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