Thank god for parody— the best tool for puncturing puffed-up politicians who parade their ignorance.
Here, Stephen Colbert skewers the North Carolina legislature’s proposal to outlaw use of climate models in coastal planning.
A few snippets:
“Their state-appointed CR Comm has rejected a 39 inch sea level rise by 2100. . .
“Fortunately, folks, North Carolina Republicans have drawn a line in the soon-to-be-underwater sand. They have written a new bill that would immediately address the crisis predicted by these climate models—by outlawing the climate models!”
“Now instead of the economy-destroying 39 inch rise, the law makes it only eight inches. . .
“Folks, I think this is a brilliant solution. If your science gives you a result you don’t like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved!
In fact, I think we should start applying this method to even more things we don’t want to happen. For example, I don’t want to die. . . “