Gallows Humor on Climate


Climate change was apparently a laugh line in Barack Obama’s State of the Union on Wednesday. Here’s a video, where the laughter at the line, “I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change,” is audible.

It’s hard to tell whether Republicans are laughing at the idea of global warming, or if Democrats are laughing at Republicans for being skeptics:

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.