Stephen Colbert‘s super-conservative Comedy Central character is finally copping to the existence of global warming. His reaction, however, stayed pretty true to form: “Fuck it,” Colbert declared on Wednesday night’s “The Word” segment.
Global warming is bad, but doing something about it is hard. That’s a sucky conundrum, Colbert said.
It’s also a scary future: “It’s so terrifying, that it left a carbon footprint in my pants,” Colbert quipped.
So the comedian finally began doing something about it: conserving energy, recycling, driving a Tesla. But then he found out that it’s probably too late to save the Earth, so … “fuck it.”
“What a relief,” Colbert said — he’d almost banished himself to a lifetime of effort and caring.
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