The Word: Sink or Swim

WATCH: THE WORD: SINK OR SWIM, by The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

Scientists predict an economy-destroying, 39-inch sea level rise, but North Carolina drafts a law to make it eight inches. A comedic depiction of the North Carolina legislators’ proposal. A short video by The Colbert Report, Comedy Central.

Sink or Swim, The Colbert Report

A Rising Tide of Willful Ignorance
Some lawmakers will go to great lengths to deny the reality of climate change. But this week, North Carolina lawmakers reached new heights of denial, proposing a new law that would require estimates of sea level rise to be based only on historical data—not on all the evidence that demonstrates that the seas are rising much faster now thanks to global warming.