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Daily Show hilariously mocks Rick Scott’s ban on ‘global warming’

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Jon Stewart and his comedy writing team over at “The Daily Show” has never lacked for content when it comes to mocking Florida, so it was a natural that the Comedy Central franchise would take note of the recent report that Rick Scott has banned the terms “climate change,” and “global warming,” from use by Department of Environmental Protection staffers.

Stewart busted out a copy of “Roget’s Denial Thesaurus” to find some synonyms that Floridians working in state government can use.

“Nuisance flooding, moisture inconvenience, statewide jacuzzification,” Stewart said. “It appears by 2020, Miami will be involved in a surprise pool party.”

The clip below shows Pinellas County state Sen. Jack Latvala busting up when the issue came up in a committee hearing last week in Tallahassee.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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