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Right-wing panelist on Meet the Press on climate change: "I'm not a scientist ... We need to also recognize we had two of the coldest years, biggest drop in global temperatures that we have had since the 1980s, the biggest in the last 100 years. We don't talk about that."
GOP Senators Ben Sasse and Mike Lee were both asked this morning about the National Climate Assessment. Both pivoted to "innovation" and a mythical need to relax government regulation.
Meanwhile, here's @Elise_Jordan pointing out the "deeply entrenched corporate interests within the Republican party" as the reason they persist in climate denialism.
What's really weird is that after asking Mike Lee about climate change and getting the blah line above, Chuck Todd talked to Tom Steyer ... and focused the entire interview on 2020 without even mentioning climate change or potential ways to mitigate it. Bizarre.
.@brianstelter points out that Fox News spent more time Friday on the shoes of @Ocasio2018 than on climate change
Here's Face the Nation imploring Bernie Sanders to focus on the economic impact of climate change to take the politics out of the situation.
Dana Bash asks Sen. Joni Ernst if the Senate should take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. Ernst: "Our climate always changes and we see those ebb and flows through time ... We need to always consider the impact to American industry and jobs"
This Week talked about the climate report for two minutes with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and noted that the administration tried to bury it.

The report did not, from what I can tell, come up on the rest of the hour-long show.
Here's paid CNN commentator Rick Santorum praising the Trump administration for trying to bury the climate report, arguing that climate change is made up by scientists trying to make some money
This Santorum clip is COMPLETELY nuts even by the standards of the intro Trump clips. It's unbelievable that CNN pays for this conspiracy theory nonsense.
Here's @jaketapper challenging Santorum on climate denial in 2015. And yet CNN still let's Santorum back on to opine about the issue.…
Face the Nation asked NASA's Steven Clarke about climate change
To give you a sense of how rare this is, Sunday shows did not include any scientists in their (little) climate coverage for all of 2016 and 2017.…
Meanwhile, Fox & Friends, in discussing protests in France, says that climate change is only a concern for "elites" and that being green is only good for dinner parties.
anyways it's good that these shows actually talked about climate change a bit, but clearly there's a ways to go overall. not letting koch funded pundits wave their hands to such a major problem would be an easy start. (fin)
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