WATCH: How do we explain the urgency of climate change? #MTP
Dr. Kate Marvel, NBC’s Anne Thompson, Craig Fugate, Michèle Flournoy and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) discuss how to get Americans to understand the urgency, and the cost, of climate change.https://t.co/rHveJKRjvw pic.twitter.com/7tJ8MQWDBq
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 30, 2018
Courtesy of HuffPo:
In a special “Meet the Press” episode dedicated to global warming, NBC’s Chuck Todd said he wouldn’t indulge anyone who ignored the facts.
The host delivered the message on his Sunday broadcast, which opened with footage of the destruction bred by fires and flooding.
“We’re not going to give time to climate deniers,” Todd said. “The science is settled even if political opinion is not.”
Todd also noted that there would be no discussion of whether the issue was, in fact, legitimate.
“We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The Earth is getting hotter and human activity is a major cause. Period.”
I am not going to get all snarky by saying “Better late than never” because I think MTP is the first news program to proclaim this publicly, and that puts them ahead of the curve.
But seriously EVERY news program should have been saying that for over a decade now, and I hope now that MTP has taken this step that soon many more will follow.
Because yes, the science is settled and it needs to be presented to the American people as fact, not just a hypothesis still up for debate.