The Word - F**k It

  • Aired:  05/14/14
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Scientists warn that catastrophic climate change has become inevitable and irreversible, which means that Americans are free to relax and do nothing. (5:53)

NATION, I HAVE SPENT THELAST WEEK IN A RAGE.

OVER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S800 PAGE NATIONAL CLIMATE

ASSESSMENT THAT CLAIMSWE'RE RUINING THE ENVIRONMENT

IT MADE ME SO ANGRY I PRINTEDIT FIVE TIMES.

NOW ORIGINALLY I DISMISSEDIT AS JUST A LAST STOP ON

OBAMA'S APOLOGY TOUR. FIRST HEBEGGED FORGIVENESS FROM EVERY

COUNTRY ON EARTH, NOW HE'SBEGGING FORGIVENESS FROM EARTH?

COME ON.

THEN I READ THE REPORT AND IHAVE TO ADMIT

IT WAS TERRIFYING THAT IT LEFT ACARBON FOOTPRINT IN MY PANTS.

JIM?

>> HUNDREDS OF SCIENTISTS,EXPERTS AND BUSINESSES NOT

FOR PROFIT, LOCALCOMMUNITIES, ALL CONTRIBUTED

OVER THE COURSE OF FOURYEARS WHAT THEY FOUND WAS

UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT CLIMATECHANGE IS NOT SOME FAR OFF

PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE.

IT'S HAPPENING NOW.

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUING ADIRE REPORT ON CLIMATE

CHANGE SUGGESTING THEEXTREME WEATHER EVENTS WE

ARE SEEING ACROSS THECOUNTRY ARE MAN-MADE.

>> A NEW STUDY SAYS THATCLIMATE CHANGE IS BEING FELT

TODAY IN ALL 50 STATES.

>> THE NORTHEAST IS GOING TOSEE MORE HEAT WAVES.

>> THE MIDWEST WOULD SUFFERMORE DROUGHT FOLLOWED BY

FLASH FLOODING.

>> HURRICANES IN THESOUTHEAST AND WILDFIRES OUT

WEST.

>> NO REGION OF THE COUNTRYWILL BE SPARED.

>> NO REGION SPARED.

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WILLBECOME AN UNINHABITABLE

WASTELAND NOT JUSTBALTIMORE.

SO FACING AN EXISTENTIALCRISIS BEYOND ANYTHING

HUMANITY HAS EVER KNOWN,WHAT DO WE DO?

WELL, THAT QUESTION BRINGSUS TO TONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)[BLEEP] IT.

NOW FOLKS, FOLKS, GLOBALWARMING IS BAD.

I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THATI HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT.

BUT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT ITIS, AND I DON'T WANT TO GET

TOO TECHNICAL HERE, HARD.

I AM AFRAID I MIGHT HAVE TOGIVE SOMETHING UP.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I WANTEDTO PASS THE PROBLEM ALONG TO

OUR GRANDCHILDREN, ALONGWITH SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY

AND MIDEAST PEACE.

>> YOU HAVE A LOT OF WORK TODO GRANDKIDS.

GET BORN ALREADY.

BUT-- IN LIGHT OF THIS NEWREPORT I COULD NO LONGER SIT

IDLY BY.

I HAD TO TAKE ACTION,CONSERVE ENERGY, DRIVE A

TESLA.

I EVEN STARTED SORTING, YOUKNOW, MY PAPER FROM MY

PLASTIC, YOU KNOW.

I HAVE NEVER RECYCLEDBEFORE.

AND YES, YES, IS THISSACRIFICE?

SURE.

BUT MY ONLY CONCERN WAS ISTHIS ENOUGH?

WELL, ON MONDAY I GOT MYANSWER.

>> SCIENTISTS WARN THAT ALARGE PART OF ANTARCTICA IS

MELTING AND CANNOT BESTOPPED.

>> THE GLACIERS ARE ON THEVERGE OF COLLAPSING.

>> 40 YEARS OF DATA SHOW THEGLACIERS ARE MELTING SO FAST

IT IS NOW UNSTOPPABLE.

>> SCIENTISTS SAY IT'S TOOLATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT

THE MELTING GLACIERS.

>> [BLEEP] IT.

ALL RIGHT IT-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> UNSTOPPABLE MELTING.

IT'S OUT OF OUR HANDS NOW.

I MEAN WHAT-- WHAT A RELIEFI DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD

HAPPEN BUT WE'VE FINALLY RANTHE CLOCK OUT ON THE

POSSIBILITY OF MY PERSONALSACRIFICE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

AND FOLKS, I AM NOT THE ONLYONE SPREADING THIS MESSAGE

OF HOPE.

SO IS FLORIDA SENATOR MARCORUBIO WHO SAID THIS ON

SUNDAY.

>> I DON'T AGREE WITH THENOTION THAT SOME ARE PUTTING

OUT THERE INCLUDINGSCIENTISTS THAT SOMEHOW

THERE ARE ACTIONS WE CANTAKE TODAY THAT WOULD

ACTUALLY HAVE AN IMPACT ONWHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR

CLIMATE YES THERE ARE NOACTIONS WE CAN TAKE TODAY.

AN ACTION ON SUNDAY MIGHTHAVE HELPED OR ANY DAY

BEFORE THAT, BUT NOW THAT'SALL WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE.

AND TELL THEM WHY TV MAN.

>> THE THAW COULD TRIGGERRISING SEA LEVELS BY UP TO

12 FEET OVER HUNDREDS OFYEARS.

THAT IS ENOUGH TO PUT MIAMIBEACH UNDERWATER.

>> OKAY, MIAMI.

IF YOU LIKE LEBRON JAMESPLAYING BASKETBALL, YOU'LL

LOVE HIM PLAYING WATER POLO.

SO WHAT NOW?

WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT THEYSAY?

IF YOU CAN'T STOP CLIMATECHANGE, LAY BACK AND ENJOY

IT.

BUT NOW-- NOW THAT IT'STOTALLY FUTILE, LET'S STOP

ARGUING ABOUT DIVISIVE ISSUESLIKE CARBON TAXES, ALTERNATIVE

ENERGY OR WALKING.

INSTEAD, WE MUST COMETOGETHER AND DO WHAT

AMERICANS HAVE ALWAYS DONE,WE MUST BURN HYDROCARBONS

FOR PLEASURE.

AND I BELIEVE THIS FAILURETO FIND A SOLUTION COULD BE

THE SOLUTION TO ALL OUROTHER FAILURES.

DO WE HAVE BAD SCHOOLS?

WELL, IF WE DO NOTHING,EVENTUALLY NO ONE WILL KNOW

WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW.

ARE YOU WORRIED?

ARE YOU WORRIED?

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT MONEYIN POLITICS IS UNDERMINING

DEMOCRACY?

JUST DO NOTHING AND SOONTHERE WILL BE NO DEMOCRACY

LEFT TO UNDERMINE.

ARE YOU-- AND YOUR LOVED ONEHAVING RELATIONSHIP

PROBLEMS?

JUST DO NOTHING AND THEPROBLEMS WILL GO AWAY ALONG

WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP BUTFOLKS, FOR THE RECORD, I

WANT TO BE CLEAR, I'M NOTSAYING WE JUST FIDDLE WHILE

ROME BURNS.

I SAY WE THROW THE FIDDLE ONTHE FIRE TUBE.

I MEAN THAT FIDDLE IS GOODSKINDLING WHICH WE WILL NEED

TO KEEP THE FIRE GOING ASTHE FLOODWATERS RISE.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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