CNN's Amanpour Likens 'Denying Climate Science' to Denying Planets Orbit Sun

On Thursday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of President Donald Trump's speech in Poland, CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour at one point hinted that those who are "denying climate science" are similar to those who used to think the planets and sun revolve around the Earth as she recalled Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.

After recounting that Trump had praised former Polish president Lech Walesa and recalled his anti-communist activities from the 1980s, Amanpour noted that Trump had also mentioned the Polish scientist Copernicus and his contributions to astronomy:

On Copernicus -- let's bring up the great scientist Copernicus who both Melania and Donald Trump praised -- he was the one who confirmed hundreds of years ago confirmed that planets revolve around the sun, not the Earth. 

She then used Copernicus as a springboard to discredit those who question global warming theory as she added:

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Well, today Donald Trump is being criticized in Europe and around the world for basically denying climate science, pulling the United States out of the Paris Accords. There is a huge building there in Warsaw which we're hearing reports has a huge sign on it today saying, "Trump No, Paris Yes," referring to the Paris climate accord.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of Amanpour's comments from the Thursday, July 6, New Day on CNN:

8:01 a.m. ET
I think he did give a fulsome praise and confirmation of the great post-war liberal democratic order in Europe. But as Ambassador Burns said, he didn't actually -- and he did actually say that he was going to defend it -- but it was short on details. But still, I think it's the most Europe-friendly speech the President has given ever since he became a candidate. So we will wait to see how it goes down in Europe. I think about Russia. He said the sort of pat things that people expect: "We're going to tell him to stop interfering in Ukraine and other places. We're going to tell him to stop supporting hostile regimes," he said, like Syria, also Iran.

But, you know, he did praise Lech Walesa. And this is really important because, you know, nearly a decade before the Berlin Wall came down, Lech Walesa -- a shipyard electrician in Poland -- started Solidarity, and, with John Paul II, started the collapse of the Soviet empire. That is Lech Walesa's contribution to history. And Lech Walesa could probably -- if he was to meet with President Trump which would be a great thing -- tell him a few things about how to deal with the Soviet mindset because that is what Putin has -- the Soviet mindset. And I think that would be really, really important.

On Copernicus -- let's bring up the great scientist Copernicus who both Melania and Donald Trump praised -- he was the one who confirmed hundreds of years ago confirmed that planets revolve around the sun, not the Earth. Well, today Donald Trump is being criticized in Europe and around the world for basically denying climate science, pulling the United States out of the Paris Accords. There is a huge building there in Warsaw which we're hearing reports has a huge sign on it today saying, "Trump No, Paris Yes," referring to the Paris climate accord.

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