Stephen Colbert Interviews Brendan Koerner, Slate's Green Lantern

Everyone's favorite faux conservative, climate change nay-saying pundit, Stephen Colbert, interviewed Slate's Brendan I. Koerner, author of the long-running "Ask the Green Lantern" column this past Thursday. Stephen quizzed Koerner on a range of topics -- including the benefits of CFLs (a point he took up in a previous piece), when to use A/C and whether paper or plastic is better. He advised Stephen to only use A/C when driving at a speed above 45 mph and that CFLs, though initially more costly, were a better deal over the long run since they consume much less energy.

And, to get around their mercury problem, Koerner suggested Stephen refrain from licking the bulbs -- despite their uncanny resemblance to soft-serve ice cream. Easier said than done, of course!

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