Stephen Colbert Pledges To Do More Nothing About Climate Change Than Anyone Else (Video)

Stephen Colbert has The Word on the White House’s recently released climate report, an assessment that has him “so terrified that it left a carbon footprint in my pants.” Climate change is real, it’s here now, and it’s bad (“I have always believed that I have always said that”). So what’s to be done about it?

Fortunately, Colbert has a solution: Doing something would be, in technical terms, “hard.” So fuck it. It’s unstoppable, so we may as well just not bother making personal sacrifices. If not believing we can make a difference is good enough for Marco Rubio, then by golly, it should be good enough for all of us. And why not apply this to all our other problems, too? Bad schools? Do nothing, and “eventually, no one will know what they don’t know.” And it even works on a personal level: Relationship problems? Ignore the problem, and it will go away, along with the relationship. Why just fiddle while Rome burns, Stephen asks, when you could throw the fiddle on the fire, too?

TV Show: The Colbert Report

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  • whatchudrinkin

    Was the clip funny? I was super distracted by his sleeves. GET A JACKET THAT FITS!

  • Haribo Lector

    I really enjoyed the black square where a video should be. Serves me right for making the immoral lifestyle choice of living in not-America.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Got an iPhone, iPad or Android device? If so, you can download the Colbert Report app from the relevant app store and enjoy clips from the show to your heart’s content.You can also watch episodes of The Colbert Report for free on Hulu.(not spam, just trying to help)

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