How Long Until Fire Island Is Completely Underwater?

Meet Joseph.

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He’s concerned about climate change, and wants the upcoming UN Climate Summit in NYC to be successful. So he decided to visit “climate change ground zero.” You know, Fire Island.

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Because besides being the stuff that gay dreams are made of (which can quickly turn into gay regret), it’s also a “low-lying sandbar on the Atlantic Ocean.” Which doesn’t sound good when he puts it so bluntly.

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He tries to engage the locals about the impending threat of climate change, but they seem a bit preoccupied.

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Like these two guys above, who have a pressing game of volleyball to get to.

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Tough crowd.

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Joseph does finally find a few takers, and gets the perfect response after telling them that, “This place will be underwater. Sea level rise will wipe this place out.”

“So like, we won’t be able to come here anymore?”

The video is meant to be funny, and it is. But it’s also, you know, not. And it’ll be even less funny once shit starts getting real and our coasts are underwater.