Congress Doesn’t Understand How Ice Melts, So Jon Stewart Explained It
Jon Stewart can’t believe he has to explain melting ice to Congress.
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology interrogated Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren last week about climate change. Naturally, the Daily Show host had a few choice words for certain Congressional members present at the meeting.
But it was one comment from Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman that pushed Stewart over the edge.
“I mean think about it, if your ice cube melts in your glass, it doesn’t overflow, it’s displacement. This is the thing, some of the things they’re talking about, mathematically and scientifically don’t make sense,” Stockman said, which you can see in the YouTube video below.
Like a frustrated elementary school science teacher, Stewart grabbed a bowl of ice and a cup of water, and begrudgingly took it upon himself to demonstrate that ice does, in fact, cause water levels to rise. You’re welcome, Congress.