On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” Monday, host Mark Levin took to task the Trump administration’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, suggesting that “years from now, real scientists are going to look back on this, and they’re going to look at it as our flat earth time.”
“You know, 500 years from now, 1,000 years from now, real scientists are going to look back on this and they’re going to look at it as our flat earth time, our flat earth mentality,” stated Mark Levin. “Like man has the ability to change the climate. It’s so preposterous. It’s so idiotic. Well, is that what the Romans did way back when when it was actually warmer back then than it is today? I mean, the whole argument is idiotic.”
Mark Levin’s comments came after President Donald Trump’s administration released its Fourth National Climate Assessment and after, as reported by CNSNews.com, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told “Fox News Sunday” that “it’s clear that the climate is changing” and “humans are a contributing factor,” but the question is “what do you do about it?”
Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show Monday:
Mark Levin: “I want to get to this climate change because it’s not climate change. They used to call global warming and then global cooling. They lie.
“But there’s Ben Sasse, a.k.a. Ben Sassy: S-A-S-S-E. This guy fooled all of us. And he gives these relatively incoherent lectures, when the klieg lights are on, about conservatism, but Ben Sasse, “Look, we need to have a look at this climate change stuff.”
“You know, 500 years from now, 1,000 years from now, real scientists are going to look back on this and they’re going to look at it as our flat-earth time, our flat-earth mentality. Like man has the ability to change the climate. It’s so preposterous. It’s so idiotic. Well, is that what the Romans did way back when when it was actually warmer back then than it is today? I mean, the whole argument is idiotic.
“And what if it gets a little bit warmer? You know what that means? More carbon dioxide, which creates more oxygen, that is, more plants. We used to like more plants, right?
“‘No, no, the Amazon. The Amazon’s getting wiped out. In about 15 minutes, the Amazon won’t be around anymore.’”
“The Amazon is flourishing. You don’t hear about the Amazon anymore. But when these politicians get involved in this stuff – and Sasse really is a dumb guy. He may be good in a classroom, but when it comes to a bigger form, he’s really a dumb guy. He knows nothing about this topic – nothing. He doesn’t know where the topic came from because for all the reading he does, he doesn’t read enough.
“If you take a look at my book “Plunder and Deceit” I explain how this movement got hatched in the 1970s, in the early 1980s. These are Marxists in Europe. They call themselves ‘Degrowthers.’ That’s what they call themselves. It’s an attack on capitalism. Naomi Wolf, another left-wing kook – but she writes a lot, and she’s read a lot by the left – she already said, ‘Look, the environment and climate change, they are necessary to kill capitalism,’ in so many words.
“And then you have these Republicans, ‘Yeah, yeah,’ do they ever defend capitalism?
“Here’s Ben Sasse on ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace. Cut 14, go.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.): “Well I think it’s clear that the climate is changing. I think reasonable people can differ about how much and how rapidly… .”
Levin: “Let’s just stop. Of course, the climate changes. It’s not static. It’s not: this is one temperature, one season, and that’s the way it is – period. So this is an idiotic argument.
Sen. Sasse: “… clear that it’s changing, and it’s clear that humans are a contributing factor.”
Levin: “No, it’s not clear that humans are a contributing factor. It’s not even close to clear that humans are a contributing factor.
Sen. Sasse: “But the real question becomes: what do you do about it because you can’t legislate or regulate your way into the past? We have to innovate our way into the future, and right now you don’t hear a lot of the people who put climate as their number one issue, you don’t hear a lot of them offering constructive, innovative solutions for the future. It’s usually just a lot of alarmism.
“But I think the report is important, and it shows that the climate is changing.”
Levin: “‘[T]he report is important.’ Did you read the report, senator? It was a political manifesto. I actually read part of this report. Did you read this report, senator?”