With the recent cold snap impacting much of the United States, it was only a matter of time before Fox News used the record-lows to champion the demise of global warming; a rallying cry they've unsuccessfully for years attempted to back up using poor science, knee-jerk reactions, and gut feelings.
“There you have it: ‘War on Christmas’ is over — ‘War on Carbon’ begins,” Stewart said. “Global warming: Just one more ‘liberal conspiracy.’ Because even though there is a great deal of scientific data establishing climate change trends. Even though many of the models of global warming predict more extremes of weather — not just warming — apparently decades of peer-reviewed scientific study can be, like a fichus plant, destroyed in one cold weekend.”
The highlight, beyond a cameo by Donald Trump once again declaring global warming "a hoax," was truly Fox News’ Eric Bolling - who declared climate change a giant money-making scheme.
"I gotta say, I think these scientists are laughing from their lavish laboratories, and their vacations up at the arctic, and their nice boats that are well-equipped," he declared.
Said Stewart in response: "Yea, that's the dream, man. I remember thinking - s**t when I get older, I'm going to take one of those Arctic research cruises. And monitor s**t, because all the ladies be like 'Damn, your readings are so accurate!'"
Check out "The Daily Show's" further dissection of Fox News' lunacy below.
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