By Kyle Drennen | September 12, 2019 4:07 PM EDT
On her 9:00 a.m. ET hour show on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle welcomed the editor-in-chief of Time magazine on the program to promote the liberal publication’s latest issue devoted solely to preaching climate change activism. Amid all the fearmongering in the segment, Ruhle and her guest declared that “there is no other side” in the debate over the topic.
“Time magazine’s brand new issue is solely dedicated to climate change and only the fifth issue where every single page is dedicated to a single topic,” Ruhle gushed as she brought on editor and CEO Edward Felsenthal. She teed him up to argue why the entire issue needed to focus on the left-wing environmental agenda.
Felsenthal made some dire declarations:
This issue, as you said, only the fifth time in our 96 years that we have devoted front to back, every page to a single topic. And that’s really because of the urgency of the problem….Al Gore and others in the issue point out we’ve made progress. But the pace of climate change is outpacing that progress. And the problem becomes even more urgent and even harder to solve the longer we wait….As Gore says in the issue, mother nature is deciding to join the conversation…
While clearly supportive of the cause, Ruhle observed that the magazine didn’t feature any climate change “skeptics,” adding: “And there are still a lot of skeptics, possibly our president is one.”
Felsenthal dismissed that consideration: “You know, we can and should debate what is the best route to mitigate climate change and global warming. The science, the fact that it’s happening, is settled. There is no other side to the science.” Ruhle followed up: “Okay, so to you, there is no debate whether or not this exists. It exists, so there’s no reason to give voice to the other?” Felsenthal doubled down: “It’s right in front of us, the phenomenon. We can debate the methods, we can debate the policies….but the fact that it’s happening is – is settled.” Ruhle lamented: “It’s stunning that there are still people who are skeptical.”
She then proceeded to read a wildly outrageous claim from former Vice President Gore featured in the publication:
I want to share what Al Gore writes about the size of the problem, where he says, “Humanity is now spewing more than 110 million tons of global warming pollution every day into the atmosphere,” adding that it is “equal to what would be released by 500,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs exploding on Earth every single day.”
Rather than fact check the clearly unhinged statement, Ruhle simply accepted it as true: “That being the case, how is it that this isn’t being treated like more of an emergency?” For his part, Felsenthal complained about humans being “procrastinators” when it came to taking action on the subject and hoped that future natural disasters were “ultimately going to get people to change.”
Ruhle of course concluded the interview by urging viewers to tune in to MSNBC’s upcoming “Climate Forum 2020, a two-day forum featuring 2020 presidential candidates, including senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and more. In conversation with young voters on climate change.”
Clearly there will be “no other side” represented in that friendly campaign event for Democrats either.