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This is what ya call "propaganda" instead of "news."

Then again it's MSNBC so ya really can't expect too much.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd devotes entire episode of 'Meet the Press' to climate change; no time for 'deniers'

MSNBC's Sunday episode of "Meet the Press" fulfilled the demands of many clamoring liberals by focusing entirely on the issue of climate change ó and by explicitly declaring that climate change skeptics would not be given any air time because they have nothing to add to the discussion.

Host Chuck Todd opened the program with a statement indicating that climate change "deniers" would not be welcome on this episode of "Meet the Press" since they were without a doubt wrong anyway. Todd said, "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. We're not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not."

As noted by Axios, liberals have long complained that climate change has not gotten enough attention from the cable news networks, and have also complained about networks giving time to "non-expert" climate change skeptics. The thinking goes that it is irresponsible for news media outlets to even allow people to hear from anyone who doubts the so-called scientific consensus on climate change.

Meanwhile, the majority of Sunday's episode on climate change was not dedicated to scientific climate experts making the case for climate change, but rather to politicians who have no particular scientific expertise on the earth's climate, but were nonetheless welcome to offer opinions on this climate change program because they are not guilty of climate change wrongthink.

According to the AP, Sunday's lineup featured former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made millions of dollars from his financial and media businesses but has no background in climatology or any other science. Other headliners included California Governor Jerry Brown (D), a lawyer by training who has no educational background in climate science. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) was also invited on the program to criticize his fellow Republicans who have blocked climate change proposals, even though his educational background is in public administration and not in any kind of scientific field at all.

According to the show's transcript, the panel of climate change "experts" included Craig Fugate, who ran the Federal Emergency Management Agency under former President Barack Obama. According to media profiles, Fugate has training as a paramedic and a firefighter but no background in climatology whatsoever.

The show also featured "expert" Michele Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense under Former President Barack Obama. Flournoy has extensive education and is a widely published academic in the field of national security, but does not have any obvious expertise in climate science at all.


The only actual climate expert who appeared on the program was NASA scientist Kate Marvel, who was given a total of less than five minutes of airtime.
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The point of the episode is that we donít need scientists on there trying to make the case for climate change. That case has been made. The issue they were addressing is what to do about it.
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Good discussion thread.

Here is the show:






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The point of the episode is that we donít need scientists on there trying to make the case for climate change. That case has been made. The issue they were addressing is what to do about it.
There are actually multiple positions on climate change...

1) There is no climate change

2) The climate changes...It always changes

3) The climate goes through cycles...We've had mini-ice ages and we've had times where it was so warm wine was being made in England

4) The climate is changing, but it's being caused by natural phenomenon, such as earthquakes and volcanoes that release carbon dioxide that's been trapped underground for millennium

5) The climate is changing, and could possibly be cause by humans, but sacking the world's economy and trying to control behavior is overreaching

6) The climate is changing, and humans are to blame, so we must punish success, redistribute wealth, and do everything we can to take financial and political advantage


I'm in camp #3 (and maybe #4), but the Left DEMANDS the ONLY answer is #6, and anyone who deviates will be punished publicly (and for some, even legally)...
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Default Re: MSNBC's Chuck Todd devotes entire episode of 'Meet the Press' to climate change;

The lady from NASA made some good points I thought. At least people cared enough to make this entire show about an encroaching problem the rest of the news doesn't have time for cuz trumpo. I honestly wish all of them would cover more stories like this on a daily basis. there are plenty of things to talk about rather than walls and tweets.
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Progressives don't want open and logical debate on this subject because it destroys their narrative. They will operate on the notion that the science is settled and anyone that believes otherwise, no matter what evidence or logic they have to add to the discussion, is not worthy of the time it would take for them to state their positions.

I will once again ask two questions that I have yet to see an intelligent response to from the left.

1.) If the climate is changing and temperature change appears to be the most pressing concern, what should is the optimal temperature of the atmosphere?

2.) 10,000 years ago, the spot that I am currently sitting, was covered in what scientists say was a mile thick sheet of ice. Why is it not now covered in ice and why did the ice disappear?

If I can get a logical and reasonable answer to these two questions, I might consider climate change an issue worthy of pursuing further.
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Progressives don't want open and logical debate on this subject because it destroys their narrative. They will operate on the notion that the science is settled and anyone that believes otherwise, no matter what evidence or logic they have to add to the discussion, is not worthy of the time it would take for them to state their positions.

I will once again ask two questions that I have yet to see an intelligent response to from the left.

1.) If the climate is changing and temperature change appears to be the most pressing concern, what should is the optimal temperature of the atmosphere?

2.) 10,000 years ago, the spot that I am currently sitting, was covered in what scientists say was a mile thick sheet of ice. Why is it not now covered in ice and why did the ice disappear?

If I can get a logical and reasonable answer to these two questions, I might consider climate change an issue worthy of pursuing further.
You will not get a logical answers from emotionally driven idiots. Which is why you are not supposed to ask the questions.

Let them have their one sided discussions. Yahoo, Google, and social media have been doing the same thing for decades. Then the choir can sit around the campfire and sing Kum ba ya.

I'm still waiting for an EW to explain why if humans cause catastrophic climate change, why do they seem to occur when man is not around?
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