01/11/2011 05:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stephen Colbert To Fen Montaigne: Americans Voted That Global Warming Isn't Happening (VIDEO)

While Stephen Colbert may satirically claim that global warming is no longer happening since "the American people voted that it's not," author and journalist Fen Montaigne perfectly argued the contrary last night on "The Colbert Report."

Fen Montaigne is the author of "Fraser's Penguins: A Journey To The Future In Antartica." His book explains that the plight of Antartica's penguins foreshadows the world's future due to climate change. Montaigne also reveals his experiences in his Huffington Post article, "The Life of an Adélie Penguin in a Warming World."

In this smart, snappy video, Colbert and Montaigne debate the merits of global warming. Colbert jokes that global warming "was very popular in 2007, I believed in it then because Al Gore's movie made money, but now he's getting divorced." But Montaigne argues back, "The strangest thing is happening, even despite this new Congress, many of whose members don't believe in global warming, it's still going on." And while Colbert may have been most interested in asking Montaigne "what part of your body did you miss feeling the most [in Antarctica]?" Montaigne smartly replies that he wasn't nearly as cold as he should have been.

WATCH Montaigne hold his own against Colbert:

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