Earlier this month, ABC News and Fox News both cropped video to make it appear that Jon Stewart agreed with climate change skeptics. Monday Stewart made it clear that he supports science that proves climate change is real.
“[G]lobal warming critics are not without their hyperbole,” explained Stewart. In as speech on the Senate floor, Sen. James Inhofe asked, “Could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? I believe it is.”
“Could it be?” wondered the Comedy Central comedian. “Could it be bigger than Hitler’s diary? Could it be bigger than the big foot sex tape? Could it be a bigger hoax than the female orgasm,” Stewart mocked.
Stewart compared the numerous scientific organizations that believe in global warming with the few that deny it. “That’s certainly stronger than the four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum benchmark,” he joked. “That doesn’t mean the one dentist who recommends sugar gum can’t be on TV.”
CNN interviewed Lord Christopher Monckton who believes researching climate change is a colossal waste of time and money. “There’s no need for it,” he told CNN.
“While Lord Monckton is not a scientist per se, he is the third Viscount of Brenchley and he makes puzzles,” Stewart said to laughter.
But then the host of The Daily Show got serious. “So clearly the leaders of the world are siding with the scientific community and against the Viscount and that sends a strong message that global warming is real and that the world is serious about doing something about it,” said Stewart.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity is clearly one of the few that doesn’t agree with the majority of scientist and world leaders. Hannity pointed to snow in Houston as evidence there was no global warmining.
“Global warming is not happening because it snowed in Houston,” Stewart explained. “And they elected a lesbian mayor.” Then Stewart had an epiphany. “I know what happened! I guess hell really did freeze over and how could that happen if global warming is real?”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 15, 2009.
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