John Oliver, Bill Nye Mock Climate Skeptics: ‘You Don’t Need People’s Opinion on a Fact’

‘You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger, 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’’

John Oliver and Bill Nye Mock Climate Skeptics: ‘You Don’t Need People’s Opinion on a Fact’ (Mediaite)

In addition to the raunchiest faux-news segment in human history (eat your heart out, Jon Stewart), tonight’s edition of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver swiped hard at public polling data showing one in four Americans skeptical of anthropogenic climate change.

“Who gives a shit?” Oliver said of that particular Gallup poll’s findings. “You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger, 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’”

“The debate on climate change ought not to be whether or not it exists,” he continued. “It is what we should do about. There is a mountain of research on this topic.”

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