“Meet the Press” said it wouldn’t give any air time to climate deniers.
“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,” host Chuck Todd stated. “We’re not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not. As we’re not going to confuse weather with climate, a heat wave is no more evidence that climate change exists, than a blizzard means that it doesn’t.”
Todd made the disclaimer during an hour-long special dedicated to the impending dangers of climate change. Panel members included NASA climate scientists Kate Marvel.
“It is overwhelming because we’re talking about something that affects the planet that we live on,” she stated.
Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo also participated, whose district has been severely impacted by climate change.
Todd also interviewed former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the importance of climate policy in a 2020 administration.
“You have to have a plan, and I can tell you one thing, I don’t know whether I’m gonna run or not, but I will be out there demanding that anybody that’s running has a plan,” he stated.
“Meet the Press” faced scrutiny after booking a climate denier in November.