In a pre-recorded segment aired on Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN climate correspondent Bill Weir demonstrated the tendency of journalists to ignore what contradicts a narrative they are trying to push as he omitted the current blizzard from the list of "Top 10 Climate Stories of 2022."
After CNN repeatedly called it the "blizzard of the century," Weir ignored the superstorm and its record low temperatures even though it was more deadly than most of the other disasters he included in his list that promoted the global warming alarmist narrative.
On Tuesday afternoon at 3:51 p.m. Eastern, fill-in host Sara Sidner recalled "flooding, heat, and hurricanes" that "Mother Nature unleashed" in 2022. Weir's piece not only included natural disasters like hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, but also a volcanic eruption and political efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. At one point, he promoted President Joe Biden's environmental agenda:
Biden's promises to make America greener was all but throttled by West Virginia's Joe Manchin until four days of secret horse trading with Chuck Schumer put the Inflation Reduction Act on the President's desk. While environmentalists resent some of the concessions given to big oil, analysts say the rich incentives for people and companies to electrify could get the country most of the way toward Biden's carbon-cutting goals.
He then misleadingly hyped Hurricane Ian by recalling that it is the first hurricane known to have hit the Atlantic Coast the second week of November. He did not mention that there previously have been a couple of hurricanes which hit Florida in the first and third weeks of November (in 1935 and in 1985) so that hurricane activity in this month is not as unprecedented as he made it sound.
At no point in his top 10 list did he mention the snow storm that his own network had called the "blizzard of the century" earlier the same day.
On CNN This Morning at 7:12 a.m., co-host Poppy Harlow related:
Well, this morning, western New York is bracing for up to 12 more inches of snow today after what is being deemed the "blizzard of the century" has left 28 people dead. Officials fear that number will rise after the storm dropped nearly 50 inches of snow, leaving thousands of customers without power or heat, leaving emergency vehicles struggling to reach drivers stranded in very dangerously cold temperatures.
Correspondent Polo Sandoval eventually informed viewers that the death toll in Buffalo has surpassed that of the blizzard of 1977 (which notably led environmental alarmists to predict the coming of a new ice age at the time).
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December 28, 2022
10:49 a.m. Eastern
JESSICA DEAN, FILL-IN HOST: This year, widespread heat waves, massive flooding and deadly hurricanes demonstrated the real-life impact of the climate crisis. CNN's Bill Weir takes a look at the "Top 10 Climate Stories of 2022."
December 27, 2022
3:51 p.m. Eastern
SARA SIDNER, FILL-IN HOST: Flooding, heat, and hurricanes -- just some of the elements Mother Nature unleashed during 2022. Here is CNN's chief climate correspondent, Bill Weir.
BILL WEIR: I'm Bill Weir with the "Top 10 Climate Stories of 2022" -- a year that started with a bang.
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: A tsunami advisory is now in effect for the entire U.S. West Coast and Alaska.
WEIR: An undersea volcano near the island nation of Tonga erupted with such force that the ash cloud blew 35 miles into the stratosphere. The boom was heard in Alaska, and tsunami waves took two lives across the Pacific.
At number eight, a surprise reversal in coal country gives the U.S. its most ambitious climate laws in history.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: With unwavering conviction, commitment and patience, progress does come.
WEIR: Biden's promises to make America greener was all but throttled by West Virginia's Joe Manchin until four days of secret horse trading with Chuck Schumer put the Inflation Reduction Act on the President's desk. While environmentalists resent some of the concessions given to big oil, analysts say the rich incentives for people and companies to electrify could get the country most of the way toward Biden's carbon-cutting goals.
And number seven, Nicole, the first hurricane to hit the Atlantic Coast in the second week of November.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: The intensity of the rain and wind have certainly gone up.
WEIR: And the unusually late arrival brought a 500-mile wind field during outrageously high king tides. The combination cost five lives and almost two billion in damages. And number six, the 27th attempt at world cooperation on climate action went into overtime as poor nations pleaded with rich ones to finally start picking up the tab for loss and damages. ... In the end, almost 200 nations agreed to set up a fund to help the most vulnerable. But a global pledge to phase out fossil fuels was stonewalled by oil-producing nations.
From not enough water in the American West to way too much in Pakistan where, at number two, a monsoon on steroids brought rains 500 percent above average in some places as well as a dozen or more bursting glaciers. ... At least 33 million people have been affected -- people responsible for less than one percent of climate-altering pollution.
And the number one unnatural disaster of 2022 ... Hurricane Ian when it roared from a tropical storm to a category 3 in a day. Hurricane Ian became the new poster child for so-called "rapid intensification" when warm water-fueled storms get so strong so fast that evacuation plans fall apart. ... Ian's wind, storm surge, and freshwater flooding toll is expected to cost over $50 billion, and so far has taken over 100 lives.
SIDNER: And there's your top 10 climate issues of the year.
CNN This Morning
December 27, 2022
7:12 a.m. Eastern
POPPY HARLOW: Well, this morning, western New York is bracing for up to 12 more inches of snow today after what is being deemed the "blizzard of the century" has left 28 people dead. Officials fear that number will rise after the storm dropped nearly 50 inches of snow, leaving thousands of customers without power or heat, leaving emergency vehicles struggling to reach drivers stranded in very dangerously cold temperatures. Polo Sandoval joins us again live in Buffalo, New York, with more. ...
POLO SANDOVAL: And now those frigid temperatures, Poppy, and with that rising death toll, the reality is, people here in Buffalo will always remember this as the "blizzard of '22."