Last night the Daily Show did a segment on climate change, specifically how either stupid or bought-and-paid-for-by-Big-Oil some members of Congress on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology are. One climate change-denier in particular who drove Stewart to come close to beating his head against his desk is Republican Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas.
In a clip from a recent hearing, Stockman actually says the following: “Think about it, if your ice cube melts in your glass, it doesn’t overflow. It’s displacement. This is some of the things that they’re talking about that mathematically and scientifically don’t make sense.”
To which Stewart responded, “Are you f*cking kidding me? ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?! I don’t even…I don’t even know what to do with that.” He then brought out a glass of water and a bowl of ice cubes to demonstrate how melting Arctic ice causes sea levels to rise so that even a simpleton like Rep. Stockman can understand.