16 Sep '11, 3pm

Watch David Mitchell take the piss out of climate deniers:

I am obsessed with David Mitchell . (The comedian, not the dishy author , but really both of them.) Okay, mostly I'm obsessed with Robert Webb because he's the cute one who takes his pants off sometimes, but the point is they are both spectacularly funny and I will basically listen to David Mitchell talk about anything. So it's particularly delightful when he's going yard on climate deniers. Mitchell argues that even if you don't trust the scientific consensus on climate change -- which is a pretty weird way to behave -- even the chance of it is a good enough reason to act: There doesn't need to be proof -- there is , but there doesn't need to be proof it's happening for it to be worth doing something about. There needs to be proof it isn't happening for it to be not worth doing something about. You don't say "I know you smell smoke, and we're having difficulty breathing, ...

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