Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart gloriously schools GOP on climate change

John Holdren is Sisyphus, "charged with the impossible task of pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain"

Published September 23, 2014 1:19PM (EDT)

    (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

On Monday evening's edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart spoke about the People's Climate March and the massive outpouring of support for the cause. Summits to discuss climate change are great, he says, but do we even need them? Surely, everyone believes in climate change! Everyone, he notes, except for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Stewart addressed last week's U.S. House hearing on climate change, which focused on Obama's plan to shrink carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. "The hearing's Sisyphus? Presidential science adviser John Holdren, charged with the impossible task of pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain."

The actual hearing is worth watching below, because the patient explanations from Holdren paired with the idiotic, persistent questions from the congressmen are amusingly similar to that of a parent and a child who has just learned what a question is.

Watch the hearing below.


By Joanna Rothkopf

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