CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci on his position on climate change Wednesday morning — and he came away stunned by the lengths he went to deny it’s a real phenomenon.
When Cuomo confronted Scaramucci with a simple fact that there’s an overwhelming consensus about the causes of climate change within the scientific community, Scaramucci suggested that they could all be wrong by noting that “scientists” once refused to believe that the Earth was round.
“Look, I know the current president believes that the human beings are affecting the climate,” said Scaramucci. “There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening.”
Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook, however.
“The overwhelming consensus is that man’s actions have an impact on science,” he explained, just before Scaramucci dropped a dumbfounding reply.
“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat,” the Trump adviser said, despite the fact that beliefs in a flat Earth were anything but “scientific.” “We were the center of the world. 100%. You know, we did a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. You and I both know that. I’m not suggesting that we’re affecting the change. I honestly don’t know, I’m not a scientist.”
Cuomo once again pointed out that the available data shows that climate change is a real danger, but Scaramucci told him to calm down because Trump met with actor Leonardo DiCaprio to talk about it.
“I just told you that we met with Leo DiCaprio last week, and we met with Vice President Al Gore,” he said. “As you just mentioned, Ivanka is working on this issue. The president-elect is a very common sense oriented guy and basically what he said is if we reduce carbon emissions, the air is going to get cleaner.”
Watch the whole segment below.
Cory Booker planning to suspend his campaign if his fundraising does not improve: report
On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.
"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."
The memo added that it is likely that only four candidates presently have enough money to stay in the race for the long haul. These candidates are likely former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who report the largest fundraising hauls.
Trump snarls a press for pursuing Ukraine phone call complaint instead of reporting on debunked Biden story
Donald Trump lashed out at the media for pursuing the story of a suppressed inspector general's report that he may have made an illegal promise to the president of Ukraine, saying they should be investigating former Vice President Joe Biden instead.
Taking to Twitter, the president wrote: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a..... story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"
Science now supports the deadly serious warnings the Victorians gave about sleep
“Sleeplessness is one of the torments of our age and generation.” You might presume that this is a quote from a contemporary commentator, and no wonder: the World Health Organisation has diagnosed a global epidemic of sleeplessness, and it is difficult to escape accounts, both popular and scientific, of the dangers to health of our 24/7 lifestyle in the modern digital age. But it was actually the neurologist Sir William Broadbent who wrote these words, in 1900.
So our concerns are evidently far from new. The Victorian era experienced not only the extraordinary upheavals of the industrial revolution, but also the arrival of gas and then electric lighting, turning night into day. The creation of an international telegraph network similarly revolutionised systems of communication, establishing global connectivity and, for groups such as businessmen, financiers and politicians, a flow of telegrams at all hours.