Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night. If you like your discussion of environmentalism filtered through the lens of a faux-conservative comedian, you’ll probably enjoy their interaction.

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Things we learned from this clip:

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  • Colbert’s show is powered by a tire fire.
  • We need “an environment” and it should be clean.
  • Climate control in a luxury car is not sufficient control for the world at large.
  • Jackson is not paid on commission for killing jobs.
  • Colbert argues that while we try to protect the environment, it is trying to destroy us via tornado, hurricane, and flood. This is a valid point.
  • River fires are simply a form of alternative energy. (This was also a Colbert argument.)
  • Colbert’s childhood pet ingot, Leady, was dispatched to a farm upstate.
  • Jackson supports Barack Obama (which isn’t always reciprocated).
  • Jackson has a lot of patience for explaining simple issues to people pretending to be idiots.

Our review: Amusing; not super informative. Two stars.