The Daily Show Notes Irony of Koch-Funded Study Affirming Global Warming is Real

The Daily Show Notes Irony of Koch-Funded Study Affirming Global Warming is Real
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Last night’s entire first segment of The Daily Show focused on the recent study funded by the Koch Brothers that confirmed (again) that climate change is indeed a reality – an ironic twist given the Kochtopus’ track record of fueling the climate change denial echo chamber with upwards of $55 million.

As described in an earlier piece on DeSmogBlog, “The [Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST)] paper, an effort to confirm or debunk whether the urban heat island (UHI) effect was skewing climate records, has affirmed – again – that global temperature records are accurate and worrisome.”

In a manner that only John Stewart and his Daily Show team can, they unpacked the hilarious irony of the whole situation. The segment, roughly ten minutes long, is well worth watching for the laughs alone, especially the McRib-ing of the mainstream media’s pathetic coverage of climate science and fixation on corporate advertising ploys. And Aasif Mandvi’s interviews, of course. Watch the video below:

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The Daily Show Notes Irony of Koch-Funded Study Affirming Global Warming is Real
Steve Horn is a former Research Fellow and writer for DeSmog and a freelance investigative journalist based in San Diego, CA. He currently works as a climate reporter and producer for The Real News Network.

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