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Jon Stewart Explains the Climate Change Crisis to Ignorant Republicans: VIDEO

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As hundreds of thousands protest climate change inaction on the streets of New York City, the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology struggles to understand the basic physics of sea level change and bases policy on (conservative) public comments rather than scientific literature.

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John Oliver To Antarctica Tourists: Stop. Just Stop. - VIDEO

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John Oliver's Last Week Tonight has a very simple public service announcement to the some 40,000 tourists who choose to visit Antarctica annually: Please stop visiting; you are literally ruining the continent. Various forms of Antarctic tourism ranging from scenic viewing flights to on-foot expedition have steadily picked up in popularity since the 1960s. Given that humans by-and-large do not inhabit Antarctica, the land is as pristine as it is vulnerable.

Antarctica’s tourism board isn’t particularly good about communicating the damaging effects our collective interest in its seal and penguin population is having on the landscape, but thankfully Oliver’s team has put together a TV spot to convey just that message.


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Pat Sajak: ‘Global Warming Alarmists Are Unpatriotic Racists’

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In case you missed it, 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak sent out a series of incendiary tweets recently that showed the former weatherman’s more than skeptical views on climate change, culminating in the following post that caused a firestorm on Twitter:

Sadly, Sajak is not alone in his belief that climate change is not real. And though Twitter users had a lot of fun calling out Pat’s whack-job point of view, trying to interpret his comment beyond its blatant disregard for the science behind climate change isn’t so easily done. Why specifically are believers in climate change racists and unpatriotic? Mother Jones takes a whack at it:

Perhaps he's channeling a strain of conservative argument best epitomized by the book "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death," by Paul Driessen. According to Amazon.com, it argues that the environmental movement "imposes the views of mostly wealthy, comfortable Americans and Europeans on mostly poor, desperate Africans, Asians and Latin Americans."

Of course, the reality of the situation is that those who will be most impacted by the extremes of climate change are the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

No reaction yet from famous tile-turner Vanna White.

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John Oliver Hosts a Must-See Climate Change Debate: VIDEO

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As is becoming standard, it takes a fake news comedy show rather than major news outlets to report on the facts as they are instead of catering to excessive spin, bias, and false equivalencies.

A Statistically Representative Climate Change DebateOn this past Sunday's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver shines a light on the absurdity surrounding the climate change "debate." What he points out is that the major news outlets frame the debates with a one-on-one false equivalency, typically with "bullying scare-monger" Bill Nye arguing for the existence of climate change and "some dude" against, giving the misleading impression that the topic is still open for debate.

Oliver decides to balance things out a bit on his show and has Bill Nye, along with 96 others, argue against 3 "deniers" for what he calls "A Stastically Representative Climate Change Debate." Bedlam ensues after about half a second.

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Bill Nye Scolds Climate Change Denying Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

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This Sunday on Meet the Press, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) sat down with David Gregory to discuss the science of climate change and whether a correlation can be discerned between America's recent bouts of extreme weather and human created climate change. However, the conversation was stunted by Congresswoman Blackburn's apparent refusal to concede that climate change is real, man-made or possibly influencing weather events such as the Polar Vortex or the drought in California, as Time points out:

“Neither [Bill Nye] nor I are a climate scientist. He is an engineer and actor, I am a member of Congress. And what we have to do is look at the information that we get from climate scientists,” said Blackburn. “There is not agreement around the fact of exactly what is causing this.”

Nye was less than receptive to the congresswoman's introduction of "doubt" into the equation:

“We have overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing. That you cannot tie any one event to that is not the same as doubt about the whole thing,” said Nye. “There is no debate in the scientific community. I encourage the Congresswoman to really look at the facts. You are our leader. We need you to change things, not deny what’s happening...For me, as a guy who grew up in the U.S., I want the U.S. to lead the world in this,” he said. “These are huge opportunities, and the more we mess around with this denial, the less we’re going to get done.”

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White House: 'Don't Believe' That Cold Weather 'Disproves Global Warming' - VIDEO

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The Obama administration is hitting back at global warming deniers and conservatives using cold spells like the recent one brought on by the "polar vortex" as evidence that global warming is not real, in a video posted to the White House website.

Says Obama's science adviser, John Holdren, in the clip: "If you've been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one we're having in the United States now, disproves global warming, don't believe it."

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