The three-headed imbecile that hosts Fox and Friends welcomed John Stossel on to the show this week and he regaled them with all manner of stupid arguments about climate change while decrying the “ridiculous” things people believe. He even prompted one of them to flash back to Saturday morning cartoons.
“A lot of Americans believe in ridiculous stuff,” co-host Steve Doocy told Stossel. “Let’s start with climate change.”
Stossel said that he believed that the “climate changes, always has, always will.” But he argued that a “climate catastrophe” was absurd.
“Every year, fewer people die from the weather because of fossil fuels,” the Fox Business host observed. “They are able to protect themselves. Big difference between ‘climate change is going to kill us,’ and ‘climate changes.’”
“So, you are saying that it would be reasonable to point out the pluses of fossil fuels,” Hasselbeck noted.
“In the short term, lives are being saved if the planet warms,” Stossel agreed. “There is some good evidence man contributes to global warming. But I say, so what? We can deal with that. It’s not a catastrophe. And cold is far worse for hurting people than warmth.”
Yeah, because that’s exactly what’s going to happen — everything is just going to get warmer and then people won’t stop freezing to death. Seriously, this should be incredibly embarrassing for any literate adult to say out loud on television. The whole planet isn’t getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and that is disrupting weather patterns enormously. It’s also causing rising sea levels and having a huge influence on agriculture. The combination of those things will lead to starvation, water shortages, extreme weather patterns, refugees from areas no longer habitable and all kinds of serious problems like that.But that kind of thing takes some education and intelligence to understand, so Stossel prefers to peddle this third-grader’s understanding of climate change. Speaking of which, his diatribe got Brian Kilmeade waxing nostalgic:
“How do these ridiculous things get stuck in our heads?” Doocy asked.
According to Stossel, evolution had made humans “hyper-alert” in case there was a “saber-toothed tiger around.”
“As real or not as it may be,” Hasselbeck said.
The saber-toothed cat reference evoked a memory from co-host Brian Kilmeade, who had been quiet throughout most of the segment.
“As I remember in that series Land of the Lost,” Kilmeade remarked. “Do you remember that? That’s when the — yeah, Land of the Lost was afternoons on Saturdays… It was crazy to see men try to survive in times of dinosaurs.”
Uh, Brian…it was a fucking cartoon. Not reality.