Video Vs. Sanity: Stephen Colbert’s Environmental Greatest Hits

  • Published on October 24th, 2010

Thinking of attending next weekend’s rally in Washington DC, Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive?

Here’s a little preview of what you might be able to expect – a Colbert Report greatest hits montage on the environment.

Sample quotes:

On the Cape Wind offshore windfarm:

“What if it breaks and we have a catastrophic wind spill? The last time that happened we almost lost New Orleans”

On climate change:

“Now I know why I haven’t paid any attention to this global warming fad. It makes horrible television!”

On drill, baby drill:

“A lot of people talk about loving the Earth. But how many of them actually penetrate?”

On forest policy:

“Only you can prevent forest fires — by getting rid of forests.”

[Alas, WordPress doesn’t seem to like embedding Comedy Central at the moment, so you’ll just have to click this link: Colbert’s environmental greatest hits]

Can’t march? Consider donating to Colbert’s (actually serious) Gulf of America Fund to help rebuild after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

About the Author

Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue. He lives in New York, where he combines his passion for the environment with his passion for film, and is working on making the world a better place.

1 comment

  • Jeremy,
    I will certainly attend my local rally to “Restore Sanity”

    I’m thinking satire is the best antidote to lots of modern insanity. Colbert and Stewart are modern-day masters of this.

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