Between Monday and Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell devoted two segments on her afternoon show to giving an unchallenged forum to environmental activists promoting the preferred liberal view that global warming is caused by humans and is making hurricane seasons worse, as Democratic Governor Jerry Brown appeared on Monday's show and former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday.
Plugging the segment with Gore on Tuesday, Mitchell alluded to his film An Inconvenient Truth. Mitchell: "An inconvenient truth: As destructive tornadoes hit Virginia and flood waters continue to rise in North Carolina, Al Gore warning about the political costs of ignoring climate change."
Then came a clip of the former Vice President fretting: "Every night on the television news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation."
At about 12:30 p.m. Eastern, as she introduced the segment, she linked global warming to recent storms:
Hurricane Florence is the latest example of how warming ocean waters caused by climate change are endangering Americans from coast to coast. As the New York Times points out, this connection has has not been acknowledged by President Trump as he reverses President Obama's steps to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases.
In the pre-recorded interview, put together during the weekend's climate change summit, Mitchell referred to "climate change deniers" as she asked the former Vice President how he would respond to them:
Mr. Vice President, we're in the midst of a hurricane, the aftermath of hurricanes, all of the storms, storm surge based on rising sea levels. These storms are stronger than what we've experienced in the past. What do you say to the climate change deniers led by the President of the United States?
On Monday's show, as she set up the pre-recorded interview with Governor Brown, she blamed global warming for "causing hurricanes to be stronger and more severe" and recounted that the California governor plans to send a satellite into space to monitor "climate change."
As she referred to those who are "denying the science of climate change," she asked the governor "how do you counteract that?"
She followed up: "Talk to me about what we are physically experiencing here in the United States and around the world that proves that everyone who predicted that this would happen was right."
Later in the interview, the MSNBC host even hit her liberal guest from the left as she referred to those who do not believe he is doing enough to fight global warming. Mitchell: "Here at the climate conference, you face protesters -- the Democratic party has divisions. How do you handle that? That some people say you're not even, despite your leadership on this issue, that you're not doing enough "