NBC Doc Who Helped Obama Push Climate Change Blames it for Allergies

May 8th, 2015 10:23 AM

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today to discuss the particularly bad spring allergy season, medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar managed to work a top liberal agenda item into her analysis of the health issue: "It's a terrible allergy season. A couple reasons. One is that we had a really late winter....Another reason is climate change raises carbon dioxide levels, really contributes to the pollen."

Back in April, Azar was one of three network correspondents who helped President Obama push global warming propaganda in a series of softball interviews. Azar teed up Obama: "What do you say to the people who deny that climate change is real and that it's impacting our health?" All three of the segments touted the President's argument that his daughter Malia's asthma was caused by climate change.

The media have repeatedly pushed the idea that medical ailments like allergies have been made worse by climate change.

In 2007, the Today show claimed that climate change had somehow caused a rise in food allergies.

In 2011, Time magazine declared: "A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows a link between warming temperatures and a longer ragweed pollen season."

In 2013, Newsweek warned its readers: "Rising temperatures are also likely to blame, causing plants like ragweed to bloom earlier this year-extending the sniffling season for the 10 to 20 percent of Americans allergic to the plant-and also possibly causing some allergenic plants to move farther north, affecting people who didn’t know they were allergic."