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Going global, Jeter advocates for the planet

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08:05 AM ET 01.24 | Generally associated with Yankees baseball and little else beyond speculation about his social life, Derek Jeter went global Wednesday. As global political and business leaders gather [in Davos, Switzerland] for the World Economic Forum this week, [Jeter] hopes climate change is addressed. "I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy," Jeter told The Dispatch [Wednesday] morning, following a private function in Davos, Switzerland. Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi. "It's just something that's gotten so much attention," Jeter said of climate change. "Regardless of how you feel about it, it's something that needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it."

The Columbus Dispatch

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January 24, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Jeter should stick to baseball instead of making comments about the climate in which he knows nothing about.

January 24, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Jeter should stick to baseball instead of making comments about the climate in which he knows nothing about.

May your second comment be a little more pithy than the first.

January 24, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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The Yanks are going to do their part by riding their bicycles between cities on road trips.

Can you imagine CC on his 10 speed?

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January 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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May your second comment be a little more pithy than the first.

Hilarious
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January 24, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Interesting a guy who has never spoken up about non-baseball issues comes out and speaks on climate change. It would have been better had he decided to speak about something he could actually speak to or even help. Derek - how about child labor - you could push Nike to stop using kids to produce stuff with your name on it?

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January 24, 2013  10:15 AM ET

OK then, I'll address it ...."there is no such thing as anthropologic global warming".

January 24, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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I'm sure Derek lives his entire life with minimal CO2 emissions in mind. Excluding the hundreds of plane and limo rides.

Yup - bet he never flies private either....

January 24, 2013  12:02 PM ET

nothing the jeter comments can fixed anyways,,,,,

January 24, 2013  05:38 PM ET

I guess noone told Jeter about the cat 3 hurricane hitting Long Island in 1938. Actors, musicians, and sports figures need to stick to their own areas of expertise. Otherwise they look stupid and usually piss somebody off.

January 24, 2013  05:52 PM ET

...Except incidents of major storms are down, not up. Sandy was a big deal because of where it landed, but wasn't even a tropical storm when it made landfall.

January 24, 2013  08:03 PM ET
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OK then, I'll address it ...."there is no such thing as anthropologic global warming".

Half the scientists disagree with the other two thirds on this incontroversial subject.

January 24, 2013  08:56 PM ET
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I can picture the little road bike seat totally disappearing into his ****...damm, now I have brain damage!

lol. It would also be an aerodynamic mess.

January 24, 2013  08:58 PM ET

i think i just spelled something wrong. **** beers at the bar.

January 24, 2013  09:01 PM ET
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Hilarious++

thank you.

January 24, 2013  09:28 PM ET

I wonder if Jetes gave out gift baskets of his memoribilia, along with autographed baseballs, at this 'PRIVATE' function?

 
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