Green New Deal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.

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  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller  9 hours back

    Pie IS really good

    • kingpest13
      kingpest13  10 hours back

      Jesus Christ, how do people listen to the right anymore?

      • Das Snek
        Das Snek  1 hours back

        Why do people still take the left seriously?

    • cityraildude
      cityraildude  22 hours back

      A carbon tax- how to f^^k over small businesses whilst letting big businesses get bigger

      • Metzy
        Metzy  2 days back

        This isn’t really a genuine conversation about the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is a deliberate shaping of a response to climate change, which eschews the market response so loved by economists. When they say “helps the poor,” that means the jobs would be going to Louisiana and not New York. When they say “pro-labor,” that might mean working with some of the most inefficient, corrupt unions like the NYC MTA does (and if climate change is a crisis—you literally can not afford for a 2 year project to stretch to 10). The idea behind a new green deal is to get labor on board, but you’re literally throwing out the entire Republican Party who, like them or hate them, controls the senate and has senators who VOTED FOR A CARBON TAX. So, unless it’s going to flip the senate, the Green New Deal is just going to damage relationships with Republicans and make them think you’re going to just try to nationalize the economy. If you think action is needed NOW, then you CAN’T AFFORD TO DO THAT.

        • Shreyas Arur
          Shreyas Arur  2 days back

          11:36 - He looks totally like a penguin when he does that

          • Tyler King
            Tyler King  3 days back

            This proves Fox news is as dumb as Donald Trump.

            • Das Snek
              Das Snek  2 days back

              Pretty much every mainstream outlet pushes bilullshit.
              Late night is also infamous for misinformation, just watch this video.

          • DonJuanDeLaVerga
            DonJuanDeLaVerga  5 days back

            Carbon pricing is fucking stupid. What do all plants emit at night , what dose every breathing creature emit? It’s just the best money making machine since income tax.

            • LeCheckmate
              LeCheckmate  5 days back

              Sure. If you completely misrepresent carbon pricing, of course it will sound fucking stupid.

          • Lime Eirfan
            Lime Eirfan  5 days back

            10:21, 18:33 Thank me later

            • David Bryant
              David Bryant  6 days back

              Liberal dreams...fucktards

              • David Bryant
                David Bryant  3 days back

                @LeCheckmate we do wish for a clean simply cannot legislate it into reality. How many cows do you want to kill? Fucktard.

              • LeCheckmate
                LeCheckmate  5 days back

                So conservatives don't dream about a clean environment?

            • Matthew Gooding
              Matthew Gooding  6 days back

              Fun fact about cow gas. It's because of a parasite bacteria that doesn't help cows digest grass, but merely eats it, robbing cows of nutrition. This bacteria can't eat seaweed. Seaweed is great for cows, more nutritious for them (since nutrition isn't being stolen from them) and eliminates methane output.

              • Matthew Gooding
                Matthew Gooding  4 days back

                @Rocky R The only problem is, we're trash at farming seaweed and it may be too late for it to catch on.

              • Rocky R
                Rocky R  5 days back

                If this is true^^^^ well hot dog, here's a progressive answer

            • John Doe
              John Doe  6 days back

              damn. almost made it to 5 minutes without a completely disingenuous argument. so close. you know full well they're not talking about the actual resolution, but the laughing stock that was the FAQ's published alongside it. that said, they did remove that within 24 hours, but only because it was so laughable that people thought it was a fucking parody, and then people couldn't tell the real one from the other parodies of it that followed.

              • Thomas Buchter
                Thomas Buchter  6 days back

                the best thing john oliver should do is kill himself.he can eliminate all the polution he will ever make.look at how he will not kill himself and keep polluting.he should kill himself now and stop polluting.all the demonrats should follow suit.kill yourselves save the planet.all demonrats please save the planet now please kill yourselves.also all the planned parenthood people do the same.abort all people who believe in abortion.problem

                • Thomas Buchter
                  Thomas Buchter  4 days back

                  LeCheckmate i feel sorry for you.arent you a sissy get off on watching bigger stronger men have sex with your wife .then you get rewarded by cleaning up the and john oliver and the canned phony audience are morons have no backbone.a sissy cuck.i guess your sick life is so great you and your child molesters entertainers,you love being told how supperior you and your child molester are the elite that is why you are so much better than everyone and why you have exused your behavior and justified your sick are a pedophile along with john oliver bill mayher,justin truedeaux .i bet you are a big fan of these pedophiles.and believe they deserve to molest children because they are elites like you.i feel sorry for the children you and your kind molest.

                • LeCheckmate
                  LeCheckmate  5 days back

                  @Thomas Buchter I can't help but feel bad for you. You clearly haven't had the easiest life. I hope you'll eventually be able to enjoy life, after having fought through what's making you this bitter.

                • Thomas Buchter
                  Thomas Buchter  5 days back

                  Rodrigo Bento i hope you do not believe in proposal is to abort everyone who believes in abortion.then deport all social democrats to socialist countries like cuba venezuala and france.hillary supported geta free ride to haiti and the only shirts that will be on the plane are hillary campaign shirts.the haitian people will welcome hillary supporters when they get off the plane.antifa people will be given free parachute lessons.with no parachutes.and back to kenya for all obuma supporters.muslims will be returned to muslim questions asked.if you protest your gone to.

                • Rodrigo Bento
                  Rodrigo Bento  5 days back

                  Next we take all the troubled 8 year olds that talk like this and find them counselling so that they can work through the emotional problems.

              • Thomas Buchter
                Thomas Buchter  6 days back

                i never watch this asshole shithead child molester.why patronize an evil satanist.does john oliver have a pair of red the one bill mayher know like the shoes made from the skin of children.did you know there is a director in hollywood who has a pair of shoes made from the little girl from the way climate change is caused by testing nuclear weapons.over 2300 times the countries of the world has brought the heat of the sun to earth through nuclear power.this john oliver is a fucking liar and a piece of shit.if their are real people in the audience they should do the next nuclear test would be no loss to the world at all.hey what college or knowledge does this asshole have.bill nye is a liar and another shithead.he should go fuck himself just like any fans of these assholes.i hope he is there when they test the next nuclear weapon on this audience.what a bunch of fucking morons.who gets the money from the tax.can you guarantee where the tax money will go.and make sure it goes directly to the people and not the pos politicians.fuck you to anyone whi is a fan of this asshole.

                • e75149938
                  e75149938  6 days back

                  Climate change is global warming, we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the earth to cool down more efficiently. You can combat climate change by heating less for example... And you also forgot to mention the most natural mean to capture greenhouse gas and reduce the temperature on earth all at once and it's the tree... Why do people that "like nature" don't like trees? It's something I'll never understand... It would be too easy I guess... Too natural... Restore too much of nature...

                  • Tyler H
                    Tyler H  7 days back

                    Hands up for hamster sleigh

                    • Kwan Hoong Chan
                      Kwan Hoong Chan  7 days back

                      Cows don’t fart. They belch.

                      • AgentAW13
                        AgentAW13  1 weeks back

                        oh no! the USA will have to give up their "hamburgers" and pay some tax. THE WORLD IS BURNING! THE FACT THAT THOSE NEWS READERS ARE TREATING THIS LIKE A JOKE IS APPALLING!

                        • Erik
                          Erik  4 days back

                          @AgentAW13 forgive me. I'll go crawl back into my corner. Agreed.

                        • AgentAW13
                          AgentAW13  4 days back

                          @Erik the news readers at the beginning, not John.

                        • Erik
                          Erik  4 days back

                          This is a comedy show. He's not a newsreader.

                      • Andrew Harper
                        Andrew Harper  1 weeks back

                        We used to talk about Suits a lot in our old office before the royal thing it was good TV.
                        Banning hamburgers wouldn't be communism just an honest attempt to improve food.
                        I would start by melting down the bronze in the US confederacy monuments to provide the copper to build robot vehicles to ship seawater to evaporated seas.
                        In fairness the UK has outsourced a lot of its carbon emissions by manufacturing in China and India.
                        Hold on the Canadian model is just a redistributive tax and incentivises them to consume more! Which Muppet devised that? It's probably also inflationary. Now my Grandmother was Canadian but as far as that idiocy goes I'm with the South Park guys. The money needs to go into pollution capture, non biodegradable plastics recycling, alternative fuels etc not consumption.

                        • Ben C
                          Ben C  1 weeks back

                          BILL NYE sweared?!?!!? :O

                          • Story Teller of Evil
                            Story Teller of Evil  1 weeks back

                            pie is superior and I'm glad it's finally being said in the only real news show

                            • Programming For Beginners

                              Could see increases in wild fires 3 months later the Amazon is on fire

                              • Bobby Snyder
                                Bobby Snyder  1 weeks back

                                “Safety glasses off mother fuckers” is the best quote ever.

                                • daNorse
                                  daNorse  1 weeks back

                                  These are the facts. World population is increasing. We need more food! How to grow more food: (1) A warmer climate. (2) More food for the plants i.e CO2 in the air. Luckily we have seen improvements already. We have slowly gotten out of the Little Ice Age during the last 1-200 years with the planet warming up again, and with higher levels of CO2 we have seen a greening of the planet the last decades, which has resulted in a huge increase in global food production.
                                  The data:
                                  And because of this and an unprecedented access to cheap fossile fuel during the last 100 years we are now better off, when it comes to economy, health, education, technology, social equality, war/peace, etc, than any time in our known history. We are in a time with more resources and human well-beeing than ever before, and it's getting better every year. A hundred years ago you were more educated than most if you could read, and wealthier than most if you owned shoes. And you had to work 12+ hours every day just to put food on the table. We should be thankful for living in this time and not in the ages before us. The generations living today are more privileged than any generation before us, thanks to cheap fossile fuel.

                                  • Who Cares?
                                    Who Cares?  7 days back

                                    Global warming has a negative effect on crop yields. And although this is largely offset by CO2 in the atmosphere this is not the only impact of climate change.

                                • Rake Steele
                                  Rake Steele  1 weeks back

                                  John Oliver is a moronic tool.

                                  • John Ruggiero
                                    John Ruggiero  1 weeks back

                                    Who are the same 11k people selecting these videos over and over? It’s always 10-12k dislikes on these with 200k plus likes?? Dangerously compulsive people who can’t stop torturing themselves with anything that resembles truth? It must be hard to deny reality all day every day!

                                    • John Ruggiero
                                      John Ruggiero  1 weeks back

                                      Gorka is the most embarrassing man in WORLD politics! Yes, worldwide! He’s not serious enough to be frightened by, & he’s obviously a self hating self esteem nightmare!

                                  • As a ____ My Comment Means More

                                    Yeah Johny English get that fervor going!!!
                                    Instead of... _"They have WMD's send the _*_TROOPS!"_*
                                    It'll be... _"They have plastic straws send the _*_NUKES!"_*

                                    • Staples
                                      Staples  1 weeks back

                                      I too am afraid that my hamburgers will be taken away.

                                      • killersushi99
                                        killersushi99  1 weeks back

                                        *The Expert Climate Scientist say there is a ICE AGE coming. ***

                                        • Who Cares?
                                          Who Cares?  1 weeks back

                                          *Most of the Expert Climate Scientists said there was GLOBAL WARMING coming.*

                                      • Jakub Braun
                                        Jakub Braun  1 weeks back

                                        earth is a timecube

                                        • Igfa
                                          Igfa  1 weeks back

                                          Koch family in 2040:
                                          Sure, the planet is destroyed, but at least our stock prices gotta little bump for a couple of years

                                          • Mikeyla Groen
                                            Mikeyla Groen  1 weeks back

                                            crucial basket defect: no bottom.

                                            • noah
                                              noah  1 weeks back

                                              Green new deal is stupid. We are one of the cleanest countries on earth. 30% of all trash in ocean comes from China. Get real. We dont throw shit in the ocean. We recycle it, send it to China, and they throw it into the ocean. Hah

                                              • Ryan Harvey
                                                Ryan Harvey  2 weeks back

                                                Give watch any of guy McPhersons lectures if you want to know how long we actually have

                                                • Kip Loretta
                                                  Kip Loretta  2 weeks back

                                                  Carbon dioxide don't you mean Carbon monoxide John?

                                                  • NewKidOnTheBlock YT
                                                    NewKidOnTheBlock YT  2 weeks back

                                                    So republicans want to breed cows forever to kill them forever, instead of killing them at once. 3:42

                                                    WHEN THE FREAKING GREEN NEW DEAL, IS FOR THE FREAKING ENVIROMENT.
                                                    (guess what, COWS are a part of the environment

                                                    And I am not a vegan

                                                    I am vegetarian ( I love diary products)

                                                    • Jennie Kelly
                                                      Jennie Kelly  2 weeks back

                                                      OK, Bill Nye's segments are absolutely hysterical. To hear him use language we've never heard come out of his mouth, is just crazy funny!!

                                                      • sujammaz
                                                        sujammaz  2 weeks back

                                                        pie4eva <3

                                                        • Ib's Crazy
                                                          Ib's Crazy  2 weeks back

                                                          And the bill nye broke the internet... that guy is still awesome

                                                          • Cat Collins
                                                            Cat Collins  2 weeks back

                                                            Wow I thought John Oliver was smarter than this.

                                                            • Anonymous Baros
                                                              Anonymous Baros  2 weeks back

                                                              Tax carbon? - give citizens money? to pay for higher priced goods from higher taxes! That's a dumb cyclic plan and govt is just going to funnel the money for their own greedy personal benifits.

                                                              • marmar husky101
                                                                marmar husky101  2 weeks back

                                                                It must have been SO fun to make that basket

                                                                • Hi I'm Kara Rae Ophelia

                                                                  About damn time someone references the IPCC to get people to start reading them.


                                                                  • Elad Arye
                                                                    Elad Arye  2 weeks back

                                                                    Carbon fee... ??

                                                                    • chronodiver300
                                                                      chronodiver300  2 weeks back

                                                                      Green Deal--keep it up---you goofy bastards are assuring Trump wins again.

                                                                      • David Spondike
                                                                        David Spondike  2 weeks back

                                                                        I love this one!

                                                                        • The Phoenix Emperor
                                                                          The Phoenix Emperor  2 weeks back

                                                                          Look, there is no legitimate evidence that proves human green house gases cause global warming on their own or that we are the ones who carry most of the blame, there is only evidence there is global warming, period, like it has existed before many times, the Sun has a solar cycle, there are solar maximums and minimums, and in fact there's going to be global cooling very soon since the sun entered a solar minimum cycle in 2014, and it has gradually had less and less sun spots, zero in 2019, the effects of the solar minimum will become evident by 2020s where a Mini-Ice Age is expected to happen that can last decades or centuries like it happened before from 1400 to 1850. There's your "Climate Change" the sun will always have a greater control and effect than us no matter what we do. Like I said, we should be making pollution the issue since pollution is something we can actually change directly, besides there are more sources of pollution than there are of human-green house gases, pollution shares sources with climate change, but it has more on top of that. Nobody focuses on Pollution but Climate Change is advertised and has much propaganda behind it, yet all I hear for a solution is 'carbon taxes'(SOMEONE is trying to get rich with this scam) know how you don't get rich and actually do something that can cost money, change industries forever and save all animal life on land and sea? fixing Human Pollution.

                                                                          • Who Cares?
                                                                            Who Cares?  2 weeks back

                                                                            It’s not the sun.

                                                                        • Toaster Robot
                                                                          Toaster Robot  2 weeks back

                                                                          YEAH CAKE

                                                                          • FangirlOfEverything
                                                                            FangirlOfEverything  2 weeks back

                                                                            You know it's serious when Bill Nye is pissed