NEWT GINGRICH (CONTRIBUTOR): These people are fundamentally dishonest. What they're trying to do is, by any reasonable standard, crazy. If you look at what's happening in Germany, where they're going back to coal plants, where they're about to go back to nuclear power. If you look at what's happening all around the world, the cost of elite, rich people trying to impose theoretical ideas on the real world -- the collapse of the government of Sri Lanka is a direct result of this. More pain is coming. And I think someday historians will look back and say, these were truly bad people.
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Horrible human beings. And Newt, the UN Chief Antonio Guterres spoke out yesterday about this so-called emergency.
INGRAHAM: Collective suicide, Newt, is that what we're facing here? Do you notice they're all reading from the same hymnal, here? Everyone's saying the same thing, how can that be?
GINGRICH: Look, Laura, this is so fundamentally dishonest, that it's crazy. If you go back all the way to Paul Ehrlich and the population bomb in the 1970s, the left has consistently argued that we're on the edge of a gigantic crisis. Ehrlich said, by 2000, Great Britain would be starving to death -- totally false. Go back and take everything that Al Gore put in his movie, go through it step-by-step -- it's all a bunch of lies, it didn't happen, it's not true. The human race is not on the edge of collective suicide unless it's by nuclear war. But we're certainly not on the edge of collective suicide because of climate.
And I think the elites are so frenzied, they all go to the same cocktail parties, they all talk to each other, they all come to an agreement that they're going to say this nonsense and going to reinforce each other. The truth is, it's false.
Just as, by the way, the same elites were lying to us about COVID.