On the Colbert Report this Thursday, Stephen Colbert observed that on Tuesday, the Democrats “got their asses handed to them” and that we “don’t have to worry about global warming anymore because the Senate sure won’t.”
“The global warming believer [Barbara Boxer] is out and the global warming skeptic [James Inhofe] is in,” he said, “so finally the Environmental Committee can focus on important issue like who’s stealing all our polar bears?”
Going on, he noted that Inhofe “is not your run-of-the-mill climate change denier” because he literally wrote the book on it, referring to Inhofe’s book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.
“It’s like Harry Potter for people who thought Harry Potter had too much science in it,” he said.
Next he used an interview with George P. Bush, Commissioner-elect of the Texas General Land Office and son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, in which he artfully avoided answering a question on the subject by saying that he is not a scientist — the go-to response for Republican climate deniers.
“I’m impressed he was able to narrow it down to between zero and a hundred percent,” Stephen quipped.
“How impressed am I? Somewhere between zero and a hundred percent.”
Colbert then pointed out that George P. is not alone. Every Republican who has denied man-made climate change has admitted “we don’t know what the f**k we’re talking about.”
He finished up with a send-up of a children’s science show called “Professor Not a Scientist,” designed to inspire a lack of curiosity in kids so that one day they can grow up to have no understanding of science and become chairman of the Senate Environmental Committee.
Watch the segment in the video below from Comedy Central.
h/t: Huffington Post