On Fox News, climate denier Joe Bastardi calls Green New Deal "the weaponization of weather, the weaponization of climate"

On Fox News, climate denier Joe Bastardi calls Green New Deal "the weaponization of weather, the weaponization of climate"

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From the February 7 edition of Fox News' Hannity: 

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Joe, the '70s was the new ice age is coming. Then global warming, with the earth has a temperature and it's going to explode in a number of years that passed already. Now we just say climate change. But it's really predicated on what? A battle against capitalism? The premise that man on Earth is pillaging the planet for profit? 

JOE BASTARDI: Well, first of all, H. L. Mencken, who was a Democrat, said it correctly. The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. And I think that's what you're seeing here today. What gets me is and I wrote a book on as you know, Sean, you're dragging the majesty of the creation, weather, climate, all these things I've loved since I was a kid -- being dragged through the mud. It's the weaponization of weather, the weaponization of climate, the idea that the average person doesn't know what happened in the '70s or the '30s or the '40s or the '50s, like people like me. What they do is they simply take advantage of it and, you know, I almost have to laugh at it now because you have to sell your soul to that world to understand that world. And that's exactly what's going on here. It's really not that much.

Previously

Sean Hannity: Green New Deal is "a real, serious threat to our way of life"

Fox & Friends mocks term "extreme weather," downplays climate crisis

Solutions to climate change get short shrift on broadcast TV news

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Environment & Science, Climate Change
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Sean Hannity, Joe Bastardi, Christopher Horner
Show/Publication
Hannity
Stories/Interests
Climate Change
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