Fox host: Peer-reviewed climate studies "are done by people with agendas, these enviro-terrorists, these eco-terrorists"

Fox host: Peer-reviewed climate studies "are done by people with agendas, these enviro-terrorists, these eco-terrorists"

David Webb: "They want to sell you a narrative. So they peer review it and say it's a study, they don't apply the scientific method."

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From the March 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): We've got a new study claiming there's a significant race gap in the effects of air pollution. 

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Explain what they're talking about. 

DAVID WEBB (FOX NATION HOST): It's gobbledy gook. Go to the bottom of this USA Today story, and you see that it's a "peer-reviewed group." A lot of times these studies are done by people with agendas, these enviro-terrorists, these eco-terrorists, they want to sell you a narrative. So they peer review it and say it's a study, they don't apply the scientific method. 

But, let's be realistic about this. Yes, are their areas localized where there are air effects different than just pollution widely because of concentration of factories or concentration in urban environment? That's air quality, and that's an issue worth discussing. But when you talk about what they're trying to sell you, you'd have to apply the entire mass of the planet. If you go to Africa where they burn more wood, more fibrous fuels, their pollution is worse because they're burning something that releases into the air. Central and South America very similar. 

DOOCY: David, is this the first time you've heard of pollution being essentially carved up into racial demographics?

WEBB: Can you explain Africa to me? Because, last time I checked, it's not a majority Caucasian country (sic), but they have a pollution problem. 

Previously:

On Fox & Friends, climate denier complains that the Green New Deal doesn't tell us "how to expect better weather"

Fox & Friends guest: "The whole climate crisis ... is not only fake news, it's fake science"

Climate denier on Fox & Friends: International efforts to address climate change are "medieval witchcraft"

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