Environment

Jon Stewart: Climate Change Is Ravaging California and Florida

March 26th 2015

By:
Sarah Gray

On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart explained to viewers that this winter was the warmest on record since 1880, when records began being kept. This statistic comes from the National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), from December 2014 to February 2015, the average global temperature across all surfaces was 1.42 degrees F (0.79 degrees C) higher than the 20th century average.

Stewart also took the time to poke fun at climate deniers, covering his ears and signing in a segment called "La La La Climate Change Doesn't Exist La La La." 

On a more serious note, Stewart took a look at two (phallic shaped) states that will be greatly affected by climate change, Florida and California. Each have their unique climate issues. In Florida, rising sea levels threaten the state, yet is has been reported the Governor Rick Scott wont let officials talk about climate change. In California, a drought is plaguing the already water-challenged state, and not enough has been done to curtail water use. With the help of Jason Jones,and Jordan Klepper, Stewart also takes a look at  water intensive crops such as almonds and alfalfa.