The Onion Uncovers Strange Disturbance in Herd of Climate Scientists (Video)

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Evidently, something is causing large numbers of a common breed of researcher known as "the climate scientist" to act increasingly agitated. As the Onion reports, nobody is really certain what it is they're responding to, but one thing is for certain: Nobody has any idea what has the strange creatures worked up. It's funny because it's true! Depressingly, depressingly true.

Climate scientists don't exude the (manufactured) rugged Americana of Fox News pundits or the booming voices of blowhard radio personalities. And that may be why so many people would rather listen to Hannity and Limbaugh discuss global warming than the researchers who actually know what they're talking about.

Even when, as the Onion points out, those climate scientists are acting increasingly alarmed. Funny as it is, this vid should piss you off, too: This is, after all, pretty much how the majority of the American public regards climate science these days. As an eccentric curiosity discussed by strange men in a language they don't understand.

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