Thursday, January 31, 2019

Noah, Colbert, and Kimmel find the humor in the polar vortex and Trump's 'Global Waming' (sic) tweet

Yesterday, I took a serious look at the polar vortex returns.  Today, it's time for me to keep myself and my readers warm by sharing some good laughs about the record cold weather.

I begin with "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" segment It’s 2019, and the U.S. President Still Thinks a Cold Snap Disproves Global Warming.

Reporters brave frigid temperatures to cover the Polar Vortex, and Trump still thinks that a cold snap means global warming isn’t real.
Noah wasn't the only late night host to point out the president's spelling error.*  "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" used it as part of the title to What The Hell Is Going On With 'Global Waming?'

Against the backdrop of the president's climate change doubts, Stephen offers a new deodorant suggestion to Acting AG Matthew Whitaker.
Colbert used the polar vortex as fodder for his next night's monologue, Stephen Sends His Warmest Regards To The Midwest.

Stephen Colbert is sending you warm thoughts, the Midwest.
I told my wife, who is from Chicago, and she thought that bit was hilarious.

Finally, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" also noticed the spelling mistake, but decided it was more important to correct his scientific knowledge in Kids Explain Climate Change to Donald Trump.

More than 83 million Americans are expected to experience subzero temperatures this week and Donald Trump weighed in on the weather AGAIN today on Twitter implying that global warming isn't real. Since he doesn't seem to understand science and he doesn't know that climate change is responsible for extreme temperatures, including cold, we invited a couple of kids who do, to break it down for him.
Not only was that hilarious, it was actually a good explanation of the science.  I think Americans could use more of that.

*Trump used "there" instead of "their" in another tweet, but I'll save that for a future post if I need it.

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