Watch John Oliver explain the Green New Deal like only he can

Watch John Oliver explain the Green New Deal like only he can

  • In typical John Oliver rapidly-switching-between-serious-and-satirical style, Last Week Tonight’s latest episode discussed the Green New Deal.
  • In the nearly 20-minute piece, Oliver covered a lot of ground.
  • He first described the Green New Deal and the frenzy of media coverage from both sides that has followed.
  • “However, bumpy its rollout was, to its eternal credit, the Green New Deal has succeeded in getting people talking,” Oliver said.
  • “But that won’t mean anything unless that talk turns to actions, and putting a price on carbon could be one of them.”
  • Using science icon Bill Nye the Science Guy to explain the concept, Oliver tried to make the idea of introducing a new tax a little more feasible and innocuous.
  • ” will not be enough on its own by a long shot,” Oliver said in one of his moments of gravity.