Meet The Press has had enough of climate change deniers.
On Sunday, Meet The Press host Chuck Todd announced “We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled even if political opinion is not.”
You can watch the clip below:
.@chucktodd: "Just as important as what we are going to do this hour is what we're not going to do. We're not going to debate climate change. The earth is getting hotter & human activity is a major cause, period. We're not going to give time to climate change deniers." pic.twitter.com/yHlbqrzxwz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 30, 2018
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted earlier this year, two thirds of those surveyed believe that climate change is a serious problem.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) December 30, 2018
Congratulations to Chuck Todd and Meet the Press for holding a serious discussion about climate change. Will this be a breakthrough moment for mainstream TV, which rarely discusses this issue? https://t.co/CDZ3xHw8Tj
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 30, 2018
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) December 30, 2018
Sunday’s show was dedicated to global warming, and included guests Michael Bloomberg, California Governor Jerry Brown, climate scientist Kate Marvel, and a bevy of others. “We do have a panel of experts with us today to help us understand the science and consequences of climate change and, yes, ideas to break the political paralysis over it,” said Todd.
NBC's Chuck Todd has just pledged to the American people that he is "not going to give time to climate deniers," any longer on his show.
This is a pledge that every single journalist and TV personality in this country should make.
Thank you @chucktodd
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) December 31, 2018
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, usually a punching bag for sites like ours, did something pretty courageous by cable news standards on Sunday: In an episode dedicated to climate change, he flat-out refused to ent… https://t.co/OFNcivPlMd via https://t.co/V94GbRQlJT pic.twitter.com/Sb1zbll2m1
— EarthMatter (@EarthDefendah) December 31, 2018
Kate Marvel, a scientist at Columbia University and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, echoed the sentiment about political paralysis, saying that educating the public is key. “I think it’s really important for scientists to go out in communities, engage with what’s important to people in communities.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 30, 2018