By By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2014 | 4:23 PM
A recent Gallup Poll found nearly half of Maryland's residents would like to leave the state.
Stephen Colbert seems to have uncovered one possible reason: Baltimore is a "wasteland."
Last week on "The Colbert Report," the Comedy Central talk show host did a segment on global warming pegged to the White House's recent climate change study - which he called "terrifying."
The show pieced together video clips with dire weather predictions: "The Northeast is gonna see more heatwaves. The Midwest would suffer more droughts followed by flash flooding. Hurricanes in the Southeast and wildfires out West. No region of the country will be spared..."
Colbert picked it up from there: "No region spared. The entire country would become an uninhabitable wasteland - not just Baltimore," he said, displaying an image of boarded-up rowhouses in the background.