"But unless you like bad-faith conversations about farting cows, that conversation has not gone well so far," The HBO host said on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight."
Oliver noted that many on the right ― including President Donald Trump, Republican politicians and personalities at Fox News ― were "foaming at the mouth" over the issue, especially when it came to the Green New Deal, a plan backed by progressive Democrats.
So, Oliver busted open some myths about what is ― and what isn't ― in the proposal. He even recruited Bill Nye, the Science Guy, to help deliver a stirring message about the urgency of the situation.
"The planet's on fucking fire!" said Nye, who then offered up a pretty blunt demonstration.
Check it out below:
The host couldn't hide his glee at this apparent breach in etiquette, tweeting about Nye's "entirely appropriate amount of profanity."