Jon Stewart Hammers Ridiculous Fox News Claims on Climate Change During Cold Spell

1555540_798478070178842_1461999363_nAs a political commentator, I’m usually open to discussing almost anything political.  It’s my job, why wouldn’t I?  But not only that, I’ve always been interested in how other people think and behave.  The inner workings of the mind and how we process information is really a fascinating process.

That being said, there are some topics I simply won’t discuss because they’re simply too ridiculous to even debate.  For example, I refuse to engage “birthers.”  If you’re that blind to facts, and that paranoid, why even bother wasting my time?  People who deny climate change are another group of individuals I simply refuse to even bother with.  Sure, I’ll write about the subject, but I refuse to engage in any back and forth with these idiots.

And yes, I use the word “idiots” because that’s what you have to be to really believe climate change is some kind of global liberal hoax.

Has there been science behind the phenomenon that’s been exaggerated?  Of course.  Hell, I can even find PhD scientists who say there’s no such thing as climate change.

But guess what?  These people represent the extreme minority of the scientific community which supports climate change as a whole.  And it’s not as if only 60-70% of the world’s scientists believe in climate change — the overwhelming majority of them (usually listed around 95-97% of them) believe wholeheartedly in man-made climate change.

So, when Jon Stewart sees the clowns on Fox News using a weekend cold spell to “discredit” countless hours of scientific data proving climate change is real, it’s understandable that his head nearly exploded.

Stewart went on to slam the usual Fox News anti-climate change rhetoric by saying that just because something is “your f*cking opinion” doesn’t make it scientific fact.  He then went on to mock Eric Bolling who claimed that climate scientists are embarking on exotic arctic vacations on lavish ships.  Stewart used the term “thousandaires” to describe the fact that most scientists aren’t anything close to rich, unlike the millionaires/billionaires who stand to profit heavily off the belief that climate change is a hoax.

He then went on to take several jabs at Donald Trump’s assertion that this cold weather proves climate change is fake.  Because, you know, if Donald Trump says it — it must be true.

Let me go ahead and break down the Fox News “expertise” behind climate change being a hoax:  If you stick your head out of a window and it’s cold, that proves climate change is a hoax.

That’s about it.

But I love how when massive heat waves and droughts are gripping this country (and world for that matter) like they have for the last several years, Fox News doesn’t say a single word.

It’s just amazing how tens of millions of people actually believe this Fox News nonsense.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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