On Monday's Amanpour and Company on PBS, host Christiane Amanpour gave liberal actress Jane Fonda a forum to promote her alarmist views on global warming, picking up on the veteran political activist's recent push to hold a weekly protest outside the U.S. Capitol on the issue. The liberal activist railed against the fossil fuel industry, fearmongered about there allegedly being only a decade left in which to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and complained that American "individualism" is a problem.
On Saturday, NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning marveled at left-wing actress Jane Fonda being arrested at a climate change protest on Capitol Hill, hailing her as an “icon” with a “long history of political activism.” Fonda’s extremist anti-American views never came up in the adoring coverage.
Newsweek reporter Rosie McCall offered a conspiracy theory as to how a 16-year-old environmental activist somehow failed to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year: “Greta Thunberg Snubbed for Nobel Peace Prize by Committee Run by Norway, One of the World's Biggest Oil and Natural Gas Exporters.” This new theory comes courtesy of a magazine fresh off breaking the news that opening tanning salons in urban neighborhoods were a plot to give gay men skin cancer, or something: "for many, Norway's decision to give the award to a climate activist would have been an important symbolic gesture."
ABC sitcom American Housewife jumped on the radical environmentalist bandwagon this week with Friday's episode “Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems.”
Extinction Rebellion, a burgeoning radical group of self-proclaimed environmentalists, that originated in England in the summer of 2018, now has a following among the hard left in America, as they do the usual left-wing protest things, like disrupting the commutes of ordinary people trying to get through the day. In two reportesr the New York Times blandly took notes on the truly bizarre, End Times-apocalyptic nature of this movement (which may not be as much about “saving the planet” after all), and tried to mainstream the disturbing group best they could.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a new paper, “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.” Keep in mind that many of the grossly wrong environmentalist predictions were made by respected scientists and government officials. My question for you is: If you were around at the time, how many government restrictions and taxes would you have urged to avoid the predicted calamity?
Since her U.N. hysterics, climate change chicken little Greta Thunberg has become a pop culture icon, though her latest public incarnation might be more weird than anything else. Little Miss Greta’s become so ingrained in youth culture that not only is she one of its thought leaders, she has also become a featured artist at the world’s climate conscious discoteque scene.
On Friday's Real Time show, liberal comedian Bill Maher and his panel of mostly liberals promoted global warming alarmism with Commentary magazine's Noah Rothman as the only guest who argued against climate hysteria from a right-leaning point of view. Maher declared that climate change "deniers" who have children are "lousy parents" for not wanting to adopt left-wing proposals to react to climate change, and at one point, while complaining about Republicans "getting away with murder," was clearly also hinting at "murder" literally as he emphasized the word.
Over the past couple of days, morning shows on both CNN and MSNBC have hyped alarmist predictions made by a United Nations panel about how global warming will impact the world over the next 100 years. On CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota asked climate correspondent Bill Weir, "How do you get out of bed in the morning?" after he finished detailing the "dire" predictions.
The New York Times engaged in its usual attacks on Fox News in a piece hailing Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch's son. Times climate reporter John Schwartz tweeted this summary of the article: "Kathryn Murdoch wants to stop climate change by fixing our broken politics. Her father in law is Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire is part of the problem."
While 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has become the face of the climate strike movement, it's no longer gatherings of children. A litany of well-funded, left-wing activist groups have partnered to generate a week of climate protests known as the “Global Climate Strike:” Sept 20, through 27, bookending the U.N. climate conference.
How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario? Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a “climate change activist” and a teen “eco-warrior.” She was at the United Nations in New York on Monday to appear before diplomats and others at a “climate action summit.” Only the UN has less credibility than a teenager.