As President Biden considers an emergency climate declaration, “The View” has tackled climate change. Many parts of the world have suffered record high temperatures, including a deadly heat wave in Europe, scorching temperatures in Texas causing power outages and worse, and dangerous waves in Hawaii.
“It’s pretty amazing,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said on Tuesday’s show.
After expressing their disbelief that nothing more has been done to stem the disastrous effects of climate change, the hosts quickly turn to some of the reasons for the delay in action. Co-host Sara Haines blames ‘dirty money’, energy companies and in particular Sen. Joe Manchin (D) for the ‘coal producing state’ of West Virginia.
She cites the millions of dollars in political contributions from the nation’s largest oil and gas companies, while her co-host Sunny Hostin specifically points out that “80% of oil and gas donations have gone to Republican candidates over the past few years.” 30 years,” adding, “I don’t think the Republican Party can brag about their clean energy platform ‘because they don’t have one.
Hostin describes Manchin as being “in the pocket” of the oil and gas industry and discusses the disparity of Manchin, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, being one of the wealthiest senators in the country then. than the state he represents, West Virginia is one of the poorest. “He was co-opted.
Co-host Joy Behar adds, “We’re in trouble because of Manchin and because of people like him in the Republican Party,” referring to how Manchin consistently voted for inflated military budgets while ignoring the climate crisis. Behar says other countries are also to blame, including Brazil’s president who quickly razed rainforests, China’s pollution and Putin’s bizarre climate change denial.
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The majority of hosts express concern and urgency over the rapidly worsening climate crisis, while guest host Lindsey Granger appears to downplay the problem and politicians like Manchin, saying ‘there has been growth’ in discussions of climate issues. All [Republican] party is not a monolith,” says Granger, while insisting, “People have to keep working.
But other hosts like Behar insist it’s high time for a change. “I have the impression that the world is on a suicide mission with climate change. And between weapons and climate, we have problems… They are waiting for the Eiffel Tower to melt.”
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