Weathering Fights

  • Aired:  10/26/11
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A study funded by the Koch brothers debunks Climategate, but the cable news media doesn't cover it. (5:02)

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[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MAN!

WE GOT A GOOD ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST, OH, THIS IS TRUE,

PARTICLE PHYSICIST LISA RANDALL.

SO GET READY TO GET YOUR

LEARNING ON.

YO.

TRYING TO GET KIDS INTERESTED IN

SCIENCE.

WHAT UP, [BLEEPED]?

BUT FIRST WE'RE COMING UP ON THE

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF A SCANDAL

THAT ROCKED THE SCIENTIFIC

COMMUNITY.

NO, IT'S NOT THE DISCOVERY OF

ALBERT EINSTEIN'S LINGERIE

COLLECTION.

[LAUGHTER]

E EQUALS MC... I'M TALKING ABOUT

CLIMATE-GATE, THE 2009

CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING POSSIBLE

IRREGULARITIES IN CLIMATE

RESEARCH DATA.

>> SOME STOLEN E-MAILS ARE

GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT TO GLOBAL

WARMING SCEPTICS.

>> HACKERS SEIZED A FILE OF MORE

THAN 1,000 E-MAILS.

>> IN THOSE E-MAIL, SOME CLIMATE

SCIENTISTS SEEM TO BE SUGGESTING

THAT PERHAPS THEY'RE MASSAGING

THE DATA.

>> Jon: AH, AND THEN RELEASING

IT.

YES.

[LAUGHTER]

HACKED E-MAILS SUGGESTED THAT

SOME GLOBAL WARMING SCIENTISTS

WERE GUILTY OF MASSAGE WITH

RELEASE.

[LAUGHTER]

IRONICALLY GIVING THEIR CRITICS

ERECTIONS.

>> CLIMATE-GATE HAS REVEALED

THAT GLOBAL WARMING AND THAT

MOVEMENT IS RUN BY HACKS AND

FRAUDS.

>> THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX

CONTINUES TO BE EXPOSED AND

DEBUNKED.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE

LEARNED THROUGH CLIMATE-GATE

WITH THE E-MAILS IS THIS IS AN

UNSETTLED SCIENCE.

>> PERHAPS IT MAY EVEN BE FRAUD.

>> Jon: POOR AL GORE, GLOBAL

WARMING COMPLETELY DEBUNKED VIA

THE VERY INTERNET YOU INVENTED.

[LAUGHTER]

ME FROM, REALLY, THAT'S ONLY TWO

YEARS AGO?

[LAUGHTER]

I'M AGING IN DOG YEARS.

WELL, SINCE CLIMATE-GATE, IT'S

NO SURPRISE THAT THE NUMBER OF

AMERICANS WHO BELIEVED IN GLOBAL

WARMING HAS BEEN DROPPING FROM 7

% IN 2006 TO ONLY 59% NOW.

IT'S CHANGE OF 20% OR MINUS 6.6%

CELSIUS OR 266 CALVIN PERCENT.

I GOT A SCIENTIST ON TONIGHT.

I'VE BEEN READING UP ON THIS

[BLEEPED] ALL DAY.

ALL RIGHT.

[APPLAUSE]

IF ONLY... IF ONLY AN IMPARTIAL

ARBITER COULD COME IN, REMOVE

THE WARMING DEBIT'S POLITICAL

IMPLICATIONS AND JUST EXAMINE

THE SCIENCE.

AND IF ONLY THAT PERSON COULD BE

FUNDED IN LARGE PART BY TWO

TITANS OF A SELDOM-HEARD

CONSTITUENCY OF THE GLOBAL

WARMING DEBATE, THE OIL

INDUSTRY.

[LAUGHTER]

YES, RICHARD MULLER, THE

BERKELEY PHYSIC'S PROFESSOR THAT

TOOK ON THE CHARGE OF

RE-EXAMINING CLIMATE DATA HAD AS

HIS BIGGEST PRIVATE FUNDERS, THE

KOCH BROTHERS.

NO, NOT THOSE TWO.

DIFFERENT COKE BROTHERS.

THOSE GUYS I DON'T EVEN THINK

ARE BROTHERS.

THAT'S THE GUYS.

CHARLES AND DAVID KOCH.

SO YOU SEE WHERE THIS RESEARCH

IS GOING.

SURE ENOUGH LAST WEEK SCEPTICAL

DOC MULLER ANNOUNCED HIS RESULTS

IN AN OP-ED IN THE "WALL STREET

JOURNAL."

WHOA, GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL.

DID NOT SEE THAT COMING.

YES, THE STUDY FUNDED BY THE

KOCH BROTHERS CONFIRMS THAT THE

ORIGINAL RESEARCH WAS ACTUALLY

CORRECT.

THE EARTH IS GETTING WARMER OR,

JUDGING BY THIS GRAPHIC, GETTING

MORE EMBARRASSED.

[LAUGHTER]

CLIMATE-GATE WAS A HUGE NEWS

STORY.

I BET DEBUNKING CLIMATE-GATE IS

GOING TO BE HOOSIER.

-- HOOSIER.

>> FOODIES OF THE WORLD REJOICE,

THE McRIB IS BACK.

>> TIME TO LITERALLY PIG OUT

AGAIN.

>> THE BONELESS BARBECUE PORK

SANDWICH WILL BE ON THE MENU

UNTIL NOVEMBER.

>> WE ALSO FOUND A McRIB

LOCATOR WEB SITE.

>> HOW EXCITED ARE YOU ABOUT THE

McRIB?

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE'S PORK

IN THE McRIB.

I THOUGHT IT WAS KOSHER.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, THEY

REINTRODUCE THE McRIB EVERY

[BLEEPED] YEAR.

IT'S NOT BIG NEWS.

REINTRODUCING THE Mc-DLT OR

SHAMROCK SHAKES ALL YEAR LONG,

THAT'S BIG NEWS.

I DON'T GET THIS, MAN.

CLIMATE-GATE WAS HUGE NEWS.

THE DEBUNKING OF CLIMATE-GATE

GOT A TOTAL OF 24 SECONDS OF

CABLE NEWS COVERAGE.

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