20 May '11, 5pm

Jon Stewart caused global warming

What a disaster. John Stewart continues to disappoint. Let's review the list of right wing / climate denier climate frames and talking points John advocates for: -"Isn't the Earth's thermostat / climate system highly cyclical? Isn't attempting to regulate the CO2 content of it impossibly complex and beyond our knowledge, and akin to playing God?" -"Wouldn't climate change be good for certain parts of the world? My apartment certainly is cold...I'd welcome some global warming!" -"Isn't cap and trade overly complex and difficult to implement?" -"Wouldn't regulating carbon harm our already weakened economy?" Nice for him to have Lisa Jackson on, but John himself is doing the influencing here, and has lent his imprimatur and "cool" to all of these toxic notions. Lisa Jackson is bubbly and deferential and answers his charges, but does very little to change the minds of the mill...

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