Stephen Colbert’s ‘Word’ on Global Warming: ‘F— It’ (Video)

“The whole country will become an uninhabitable wasteland, not just Baltimore,” ultra conservative Comedy Central character declares on Wednesday’s “The Word” segment

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 9:53 AM

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.

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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.

Watch the clip: