On Wednesday, all of the late-night shows on CBS, ABC, and NBC – along with Comedy Central’s Daily Show and TBS’s Full Frontal – engaged in outrageous climate change fearmongering and demanded viewers support the radical socialist agenda of the Democratic Party to address the supposed crisis. The highly orchestrated “Climate Night” featured far-left scare tactics predicting the end of the world combined with vicious attacks on conservatives, capitalism, and even religion.
“The new U.N. climate report warns that if industrialized countries don’t change their behavior soon, the world could be on a ‘catastrophic pathway,’” leftist host Stephen Colbert wailed on CBS’s Late Show. As supposed proof of the impending disaster, he cited a poll showing that the left endlessly screaming at people about the climate was having an impact: “A recent study asked youths 16-25 from around the world how they felt about climate change, and ‘56% agreed with the viewpoint that humanity is doomed.’”
Later in his tirade, Colbert proclaimed: “I’m a huge hypocrite. I’ll never do anything that’s inconvenient to me.” Of course, that admission was only his way of declaring that the government must impose draconian environmental regulations on society: “That’s why there has to be systemic change, backed up by government action, to make everyone make the right choices, not the easy ones.”
Following all that hysteria, Colbert turned to an animated “Mother Earth” character for discussion. The cartoon planet urged the host to destroy the fossil fuel industry by “becoming the CEO of a multinational energy conglomerate....so you can slowly claw your way up the corporate ladder to dismantle the suicidal world-destroying system of greed from the inside.”
Moments later, that anti-capitalist cartoon trashed religion as well:
It’s also religion!...The concept of an afterlife gives you people the false hope of an escape hatch. There’s only one me, baby! And then darkness! Where is your God now, Moses? Hard to part the Red Sea when it’s boiling! That burning bush has got a huge carbon footprint.
That kind of vile performance was repeated on multiple shows. “And don’t even think about switching to another show because we’re all focused on this topic tonight. You can’t escape, it’s basically an intervention,” ABC host Jimmy Kimmel warned viewers as referred to the highly partisan push by him and his late-night colleagues.
Like Colbert, he predicted doom for humanity:
If you are a person living on this planet, your future is in peril. That’s a scientific fact....And yes, there are other issues that are all very important. The pandemic, systemic racism, income inequality, immigration, gun violence – but here’s the thing, if we don’t address climate change, none of those issues will matter at all. The car is going off a cliff and we’re fiddling with the radio. We are way past climate denial now.
He then wondered why anyone would disagree with such unhinged rhetoric: “No, the IPPC says only transformational action right now will help us avert the worst of it. But that will be tough, because for some baffling reason, climate change has become a partisan issue.” Kimmel claimed any dissenters to the left’s radical climate agenda were either “crazy,” “reckless,” or “evil.”
Like on CBS, there was also an anti-religious tone: “It’s weird. The more likely you are to believe God flooded the Earth, the less likely you are to believe the ice caps are melting. Maybe that wasn’t a story. Maybe that was a warning for us.” He ranted: “We are a bunch of golden retrievers sitting in a hot parking lot right now and our owners refuse to roll down the windows.”
Kimmel asserted that the only way to address the “huge, planet-wide emergency” was to back legislation from President Biden and congressional Democrats that would waste trillions of taxpayer dollars on socialist schemes:
Right now there’s only one plan on the table that has any chance of doing even part of what was needs to be done, the Build Back Better plan. Over four years, it’s going to put around $2 trillion into switching to a clean energy infrastructure and mitigating the harm we’ve already done. This could be our last chance.
While telling his audience to call Congress and lobby for the bill, he jokingly suggested they threaten lawmakers with cannibalism: “So here’s the number to call. Tell the people who represent you that you care about this....And tell them that if they don’t do something about this catastrophe that’s coming our way, when the food supply gets low, they’re the ones we’re gonna eat first, okay?” His liberal in-studio audience laughed and applauded the idea.
On NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers swooned: “Progressives in Congress, including Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders, are pushing forward with the transformative $3.5 trillion spending plan that would invest heavily in climate infrastructure in historic wildfires, droughts, and flooding.” He then bitterly whined: “And now, centrists with ties to the fossil fuel industry are trying to water it down.”
Later in his lecture, Meyers lashed out at “lunatics in the GOP and right-wing media telling you Biden’s coming to steal your hamburgers and outlaw cows” a reference to the fact that the extreme Green New Deal pushed by far-left Democrats sought to dismantle the meat industry. He concluded: “This is why we need sustained pressure to push Congress to implement the transformative changes we need to stave off the worst effects of climate change before it’s too late, we’re already seeing those effects happen right now.”
Network late-night hosts aren’t just liberal activists, they have become full-fledged Democratic Party lobbyists trying to sell a radical agenda that the American people do not want.
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Here is a transcript of excerpts from CBS’s September 22 Late Show:
11:39 PM ET
STEPHEN COLBERT: The new U.N. climate report warns that if industrialized countries don’t change their behavior soon, the world could be on a “catastrophic pathway.” Or, as one U.N. Climate scientist described it:
KENNY LOGGINS [SIGNING]: Highway to the danger zone!
COLBERT: Even with things this transparently disastrous, almost every country on the planet is not living up to their obligations under the Paris climate agreement. In fact, only one country in the world has submitted plans that will mitigate climate change by 2030. The Gambia. Oh, poor the Gambia. They’re the one kid in class who did their work for the group project, and the rest of us won’t even spring for posterboard. (Laughter)
But ordinary people are doing something about climate change: They’re worrying. Especially young people. A recent study asked youths 16-25 from around the world how they felt about climate change, and “56% agreed with the viewpoint that humanity is doomed.” Nice try, kids, but you’re not getting out of your student loans. (Laughter) Now, that same study also found that three-quarters of these young people felt that the “future is frightening.”
11:41 PM ET
COLBERT: Of course, not everyone’s worried about climate disaster. Some people don’t care at all. One recent survey found that most Americans do not believe they will be personally affected by global warming. Americans treat climate science like soccer: We know it’s out there, and it really matters to the rest of world, but no one can make us care. (Laughter and applause) Now, take a look – Ted Lasso, maybe Ted Lasso could. Ted Lasso is trying.
Look no further than U.S. Congress, where 25% of the House of Representatives and 30% of the senate refuse to acknowledge human-caused climate change. I’m surprised – (booing) you were a little late with that. I’m surprised so few senators believe it. I mean, Chuck Grassley must be shocked at all the changes to the Earth he’s seen since his childhood in Pangea. (Laughter) In fact, our senior leaders’ senior moments could be behind our slow reaction to climate change. The average age of U.S. Senators is 64.3 years, the oldest in U.S. History. And a recent study found among Americans over 65, only about half are very or somewhat concerned about climate change.
11:57 PM ET
COLBERT: One other thing, and I mean this sincerely, I’m a huge hypocrite. I’ll never do anything that’s inconvenient to me. That’s why there has to be systemic change, backed up by government action, to make everyone make the right choices, not the easy ones. If it weren’t for the government intervention, we’d still be eating lead paint chips, dipped in a fresh asbestos hummus, and washing it down with cocaine colas! All of this – all of this has led scientists to conclude that there has to be regulation and that no amount of individual action will address the magnitude of the problem. But I still believe individuals should try do their part. Here to give us tips on how each of us can make a difference improving the climate is Mother Earth. Hello, Mother Earth. (Applause)
MOTHER EARTH [ANIMATED CARTOON OF EARTH]: Mahalo, Stephen!
COLBERT: Earth, I didn’t know you were Hawaiian.
MOTHER EARTH I'm not. I just finished White Lotus. Great show!
COLBERT: Jennifer Coolidge is a national treasure. Anyway, Mama Earth, is it true that there’s nothing we can do to personally stop climate change?
EARTH: No, that’s a bunch of baloney! There’s so much you can do. Little things, like recycling, unplugging unused appliances, becoming the CEO of a multinational energy conglomerate. Every little bit helps!
COLBERT: Wait, I’m sorry, what was that, again?
EARTH: Oh, I just mean, like, when you’re not using it, you should unplug your toaster oven.
COLBERT: No, no, I get that part. Do I really have to become the CEO of an energy company just to help? Couldn’t I just, I don’t know, carry a reusable water bottle or something?
EARTH: Of course. You should absolutely use a reusable water bottle – while you’re in business school getting an MBA so you can slowly claw your way up the corporate ladder to dismantle the suicidal world-destroying system of greed from the inside. (Cheers and applause)
COLBERT: Are you – let me get this straight, are you saying – are you saying that individual actions are useless because these corporations are the real problem?
COLBERT: Oh, good, because I’m not entirely –
EARTH: It’s also religion!
EARTH: The concept of an afterlife gives you people the false hope of an escape hatch. There’s only one me, baby! And then darkness! Where is your God now, Moses? Hard to part the Red Sea when it’s boiling! That burning bush has got a huge carbon footprint.
COLBERT: This is all so grim, Mama Earth. How do you stay so cheerful amidst your impending doom?
EARTH: It’s not my doom, it’s your doom. I’m going to be fine. You’re the ones who are going to be doing the dog paddle in Denver. Momma’s just gonna keep on spinnin’.
COLBERT: Well, will you miss us when we’re gone?
EARTH: Well, sure, you guys are cute. But I’ll just give dolphins opposable thumbs. (Hrggnngh) There, I just did it! Flipper’s coming for you, Steve!
COLBERT: Mama Earth, everybody!
Here is a transcript of excerpts from ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!:
11:37 PM ET
JIMMY KIMMEL: Tonight we’re teaming up with all the other late-night shows to talk about climate change and the coming apocalypse that will follow if we continue to do nothing about it. (Laughter) It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be a really fun night. (Laughter) And don’t even think about switching to another show because we’re all focused on this topic tonight. You can’t escape, it’s basically an intervention. Our future is in jeopardy.
11:39 PM ET
KIMMEL: If you are a person living on this planet, your future is in peril. That’s a scientific fact. It’s like how, you know, in your early 20s you could drink all weekend and eat a pizza in the middle of the night, three hours of sleep, and show up to work on Monday morning whistling? If you do that in your 50s, you wake up on the toilet, dead. (Laughter) This is like that. And yes, there are other issues that are all very important. The pandemic, systemic racism, income inequality, immigration, gun violence – but here’s the thing, if we don’t address climate change, none of those issues will matter at all. The car is going off a cliff and we’re fiddling with the radio. We are way past climate denial now. For some of us – it’s already too late for some of it. The IPPC – IPPB says – I can’t even say their name, that’s how serious this is. (Laughter) No, the IPPC says only transformational action right now will help us avert the worst of it. But that will be tough, because for some baffling reason, climate change has become a partisan issue.
11:41 PM ET
KIMMEL: We’re still acting like this is something we won’t have to worry about for 20 years. If we wait 20 years, we’re screwed. You think life is hard now, wait until we don’t have enough water. I don’t know, how could anyone be opposed to trying to fix this? Even if you run an oil company, you and your children and their children are going to have to live on the world. There's no planet B. And yet some people, many of whom you saw ranting and raving at the beginning of the show, deny a problem even exists. But at least they have an excuse. Some of them – most of them are crazy. (Laughter)
It’s the smart ones who are evil and reckless. You know that story about the boy who cried wolf? These are the boys who cry “No wolf! Nothing to worry about! No wolf at all! (Laughter) Your soft pink bellies have nothing to fear.” And maybe the craziest group of all are these jackholes who admit that climate change is our own fault, but say we can’t afford to stop it. Like Rick Scott, the Senator from Florida, a state that is basically America’s illegal fireworks stand. (Laughter) Rick Scott is worried that fighting climate change will destroy jobs. Which, even if that was true, which it isn’t, you know what else will destroy jobs? Armageddon will destroy a lot of jobs. (Laughter)
KIMMEL: And by the way, why is anyone listening to those guys? This is the same group who told you gay marriage was going to destroy the fabric of society and ObamaCare would kill your grandmother with the death panels and that COVID would wash away. They’re 0 for everything. (Laughter)
You would think these politicians who call themselves conservatives might want to conserve. I mean, even on the off-chance that Al Gore and every reputable climate scientist is right about global warming, bringing fires and floods and all this horrible stuff, isn’t that chance worth being safe and investing in things like renewable energy? (Cheers and applause) Wouldn’t that be the conservative thing to do? Because if it isn’t, if you don’t believe – “well, that probably won’t happen,” you shouldn’t be wearing a seat belt either, because odds are you are not going to get hit by a bus driving to work soon.
It’s weird. The more likely you are to believe God flooded the Earth, the less likely you are to believe the ice caps are melting. Maybe that wasn’t a story. Maybe that was a warning for us. We are a bunch of golden retrievers sitting in a hot parking lot right now and our owners refuse to roll down the windows.
And it’s not just Republicans. The Biden administration is still pushing offshore drilling, lobbying OPEC and Russia to produce more fossil fuel. Joe Biden is on track to approve more oil and gas permits than any year of the Trump administration. The Democrats in Congress left fossil fuel subsidies in their big climate bill.
11:43 PM ET
This is a huge, planet-wide emergency. If we don’t act now and act big, there will hardly be a planet left for Jeff Bezos to flee from in his liquid hydrogen-fueled dildo rocket. (Laughter) No matter what the big corporations and energy companies tell you, we’re not going to vegan or prius our way out of this ourselves. We need action. We need to make this our number one priority. Our leaders aren’t going to get serious about saving the planet unless we do.
11:48 PM ET
KIMMEL: Right now there’s only one plan on the table that has any chance of doing even part of what was needs to be done, the Build Back Better plan. Over four years, it’s going to put around
$2 trillion into switching to a clean energy infrastructure and mitigating the harm we’ve already done. This could be our last chance. Joe Manchin needs to support it, Kyrsten Sinema needs to support it. Republicans like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Susan Collins, the ones who step out of line when they need to. If you care about your grandkids – I know Mitt has about a thousand of them – if you care about them, hold your nose if you have to and vote for this thing. If you want to talk to the scientists, I can hook you up. And the rest of us, our responsibility is to do everything we can to let these politicians know we want the bill passed. So here’s the number to call. Tell the people who represent you that you care about this. It does make a difference when you call. And tell them that if they don’t do something about this catastrophe that’s coming our way, when the food supply gets low, they’re the ones we’re gonna eat first, okay? (Laughter and applause)
Here is a transcript of excerpts from NBC’s September 22 Late Night, aired early on the morning of September 23:
12:43 AM ET
SETH MEYERS: Progressives in Congress, including Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders, are pushing forward with the transformative $3.5 trillion spending plan that would invest heavily in climate infrastructure in historic wildfires, droughts, and flooding. And now, centrists with ties to the fossil fuel industry are trying to water it down. For more on this, it’s time for A Closer Look.
12:50 AM ET
MEYERS: And climate scientists aren’t the only one using dire language to warn about the real world consequences we’re seeing right now and how little time we have to stop climate change from reaching the tipping point where it becomes irreversible. Yesterday, President Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly and said this –
JOE BIDEN: This year has also brought widespread death and devastation from the borderless climate crisis. The extreme weather events that we have seen in every part of the world, and you all know it and feel it, represent what the Secretary General has rightly called “Code red for humanity.” And the scientists and experts are telling us that we’re fast approaching a point of no return, in a literal sense.
MEYERS: Man, usually when you see a guy that age use dire language like that, it’s because his adult children keep forgetting to turn the lights off when they leave a room. “Come on guys. I’m not made of money here this is a code red.” So the real world effects of climate change are very much here, as we can see with our own eyes, and they’ll keep getting worse unless we do something about it.
The good news is we can do something about it. The pair of infrastructure bills making their way through Congress right now would make significant investments in climate infrastructure, including a program in the reconciliation bill called the “Clean Electricity Performance Program,” which “would pay utilities to ratchet up the amount of power they produce from zero-emission sources, and fine those that don’t,” as well as strong incentives to transition to forms of transportation that don’t depend heavily on fossil fuels.
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER A [CNN]: Both of those bills represent hundreds of billions of dollars in investments in renewable energies, as well as in climate resiliency efforts to try and combat and mitigate, really, the damage of the effects of climate change that we have been seeing across the country in recent weeks.
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER B [WSOC-TV]: The President believes his multi-trillion infrastructure bill and spending package will help the country become more prepared for these extreme weather events. Some of his climate provisions include tax incentives for electric cars and plans to transition to more renewable energy sources, things like wind and solar power.
12:54 AM ET
MEYERS: If we just let clean energy develop at the rate it’s currently developing, without getting in the way, we could reach net zero carbon emissions in 25 years. And personally, I’m in favor of that, because I’d love to take the subway without seeing pigeons wearing snorkels. It’s huge news the transition to clean energy is actually cheaper and more cost-effective than fossil fuels, we just need it to happen faster, before we reach the tipping point of irreversible climate destruction, which is why we still need government subsidies to push it along.
The problem is, that the fossil fuel lobby is still doing everything it can to lobby against clean energy. And they have powerful allies in Washington doing their bidding, like West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee. The New York Times reported that “Fossil fuel lobbyists, utility executives and West Virginia business leaders have been meeting, calling and e-mailing Manchin and his staff in an effort to shape the bill. And not only that, Manchin profits personally from polluting industries, he owns stock valued at between $1 million to $5 million in a coal brokerage firm, which he founded in 1988. Last year, Manchin made almost half a million in dividends from the stock. I mean, how is this acceptable that the guy writing our climate policy personally profits from coal? It’s like if instead of hiding his gambling, Pete Rose called his bookie from second base.
12:55 AM ET
MEYERS: And then, of course, there are the lunatics in the GOP and right-wing media telling you Biden’s coming to steal your hamburgers and outlaw cows. This is why we need sustained pressure to push Congress to implement the transformative changes we need to stave off the worst effects of climate change before it’s too late, we’re already seeing those effects happen right now. As Bernie Sanders pointed out during a Senate speech last month, in response to a Republican Senator from Wyoming fearmongering about the Green New Deal.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS [I-VT]: In case the Senator from Wyoming has missed it, Oregon is burning. California is burning. Greece is burning. There is a drought hitting virtually every country on Earth. Newsflash, climate change is real, and the United States and other countries have got to address it.
MEYERS: I love a good use of the word “Newsflash.” For our younger viewers, it’s what people used to say before they said “Spoiler alert.” I think it comes from – I don’t know – Chaucer. But it’s such an effective old man tactic. I love that Bernie takes on Republicans like someone just stole his spot in the airport parking lot.
MEYERS: Climate change is here, it’s having deadly real world consequences, we need bold action, now, to stave off the worst effects before it’s too late. We have an opportunity right now, which is why we need sustained pressure to make it happen. And I get it, it’s easy to be distracted a lot’s going on.