Monday night NBC Nightly NewsAfter spending five minutes panicking about a heat wave that hit the middle of July in the middle, correspondent Anne Thompson and anchor Lester Holt blamed Senator Joe Manchin (D–WV) and tried to explain why they were unable to support the Biden administration’s radical climate change agenda, which would push inflation higher by adding more money to the economy.
Holt complained that “this severe weather definitely underscoring how America is trying to fight climate change” before she turned to Thompson to deliver her report.
Thompson continued from Holt’s words by stating a dramatic statement that “as America swelters in this heat wave any immediate climate change is on the ropes” after his two crushing defeats. Today, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (from coal-rich West Virginia) defends his decision to stop President Biden’s climate legislation that includes tax incentives for electric cars and wind power.
Thompson blasted, “Additionally to this the Supreme Court limiting EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions by power plants. The nation’s second largest source of greenhouse gases”
Dan Lashof, a leftist World Resources Institute member was interviewed by her about Manchin’s obstruction of Biden’s climate agenda. The Supreme Court struck down the EPA’s authority to regulate the “do to president Biden’s Climate Agenda”.
Lashof bemoaned how “there’s no sugarcoating it” and “they’re major setbacks.”
Thompson was furious at the fact “Polls indicate that a majority Americans (65 percent) are concerned about climate change, while only one-percent of Americans believe it to be the most pressing issue facing their country.” That number drops to just three percent for voters below 30.
Thompson, referring back to Lashof said that climate change “always seems to have been an issue that can be put off till tomorrow.” He asked: “Are you at the point when we can’t delay taking action on climate change?”
Lashof claimed absurdly that it was a problem to the future 30 years ago. It’s a problem right now.
There was no mention of interviews or feedback with experts, who would have informed Thompson that climate change is a natural process and that humans cannot control it. Lester Holt was not kidding when he stated that he believes “fairness” is too overrated
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NBC Nightly News
April 18, 2022
Eastern at 7:05 p.m.
LESTER HOLT – This extreme weather clearly underlines the importance of climate changes and the problems America is facing in combating them. Anne Thompson tells the story.
ANNE THOMPSON – As this heatwave continues, any urgent climate action will be difficult after the two crushing defeats. Today, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (Coal-rich West Virginia) defends his refusal to support President Biden’s climate legislation that includes tax incentives for electric cars and wind power. Manchin claims it requires spending that will push inflation higher.
JOE MANCHIN, SENATOR: Nothing has escaped me. Inflation is my biggest concern.
THOMPSON – Add the Supreme Court’s restriction of the EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions at power plants, which are the second largest source of greenhouse gases in the country.
How did these two events impact President Biden’s climate agenda in the United States?
DAN LASHOF (DIRECTOR WORLD RESOURCES ISTITUTE): It’s not easy to say what you think. They are huge setbacks.
THOMPSON. Biden stated that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas emission by half in 2030. A majority of Americans (65 percent) are concerned about global warming. However, only one percent say that climate change is the most pressing issue in America. That number drops to just three percent for voters below 30.
The issue of climate change seems like something we can postpone until tomorrow. Is it possible to no longer delay taking action on climate change?
LASHOF, We shouldn’t be delaying action on climate change. It was an issue for the future 30 years ago. This is the problem of now.
THOMPSON. President Biden has promised executive action. But climate activists think that without congress taking immediate steps to increase wind, solar, and vehicle sales, this won’t suffice. Lester?