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MSNBC hosted a two-day forum on climate change for the Democrat 2020 candidates at Georgetown University.
The two-day program, “All In With Chris Hayes: Climate in Crisis,” gave participating Democrat candidates an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans to address climate change.
MSNBC promoted the climate change special.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 20, 2019
The MSNBC climate change program preceded a climate change day of action and a United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City on Monday.
MSNBC’s forum follows a seven-hour climate change town hall on CNN held on September 4th.
Top Democrat candidates including former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren among others did not participate in the MSNBC climate change forum.
During the program, Democrat candidates called for aggressive action to combat climate change.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to tax meat.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 19, 2019
Yang also doesn’t think Americans should own cars.
Andrew Yang: “clear” goal of climate plan is to make it so we don’t “own our own cars.” pic.twitter.com/XbCT80yYgU
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 19, 2019
Vermont Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders wants to end the use of fossil fuels and would retrain workers who lost their jobs.
WATCH: @BernieSanders on his plan to give workers in the fossil fuel industries a “just transition:” “What we're saying to those workers is we don't hold you responsible. But we have got to move away from fossil fuels.” #inners pic.twitter.com/GU28Sfunhu
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) September 20, 2019
Presidential candidate Julian Castro wants to allow climate change refugees into the U.S. and urged action.
We need to speak truth to power.
We need to believe scientists.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 20, 2019
The MSNBC program, like the CNN climate change town hall, did not score well in ratings on the first night.
Fox News reports:
MSNBC averaged 1.3 million viewers during Hayes’ special, compared to Fox News’ 2.8 million during the same time period. CNN finished in third place, averaging 1 million viewers. But MSNBC finished dead last among the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, according to early Nielsen Media Research.
Fox News added the climate change special “…averaged only 169,000 demo viewers, compared to Fox News’ 418,000 and CNN’s 228,000.”
By promoting these Green New Deal policies Democrats will dictate how we live – from what we eat and how we travel and tell us what jobs we can work.
Climate change is just an excuse for Democrats to control our lives.