The Real National Emergency Is Climate Change: A Closer Look

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  • Published on Feb 21, 2019
  • Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies freaking out about a Democratic plan to fight climate change.
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  • Robin Potter
    Robin Potter Day ago

    Are those people in this video actually stupid enough to believe that all that is going away? I love Bernie's answers.

  • Wolfsong Moondancer
    Wolfsong Moondancer 8 days ago

    Wait, isn't Dump45 a national emergency ? Impeach him and the climate inside the WH AND the country will change for the better.

  • james edmondson
    james edmondson 8 days ago

    Fake MOOS - lmao !! I've started watching Seth Meyers because of his boozy interviews, which are hilarious! These "news" comedians are the only way I can tolerate "news." I love Colbert, Sam.Bee, Trevor and John Oliver (also Jim Jeffries) :D

  • Nick D
    Nick D 9 days ago

    “We’re going to build a space wall” (ozone layer) “and Mars is going to pay for it”. Mars is the god of war, so all the US tax money that goes to funding the war machine could go replacing the ozone layer (still a problem tho no longer reported but replaced with “global warming” which is less threatening sounding) by reforestation and growing micro algae in desert areas, as well as stewardship of oceans for phytoplankton

  • Carolyn Grinberg
    Carolyn Grinberg 10 days ago

    He is such a terrible person.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 10 days ago

    "Global warming" is a huge scam.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 10 days ago

    The Earth is historically cold you idiots !!!!

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 13 days ago

    The border problem is an actual emergency and climate change is natural, not to mention a huge scam. Why do sheep believe this lying commie asshole ?

  • David Weigel
    David Weigel 25 days ago

    Anyone ever think that maybe God is behind this? We are told this is what it would look like; perhaps the time is upon us. And before you write a nasty note back, Jesus also said you would. He said they hated me before they hated you. Think about the big picture.

  • Brian Lemma
    Brian Lemma Month ago

    NEVA-HAPPEN-DA. Brilliant joke

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD Month ago

    You can't fight climate change you sheep. Stop listening to this traitor to America. CAGW is a huge scam.

  • Mustafa
    Mustafa Month ago

    Republicans always shameless imbeciles

  • Rita Marie Kelley
    Rita Marie Kelley Month ago

    Remember when Jill Stein introduced THE (ORIGINAL) GREEN NEW DEAL IN 2016? Just think of the last 4 years with a Green New Deal, instead Jill Stein was handcuffed to a chair to prevent her from attending the debate.

  • Lucas Loreno
    Lucas Loreno Month ago

    I want Donald dumb in the trash where he belongs...

  • gixxer6000
    gixxer6000 Month ago

    I so hope that all these trump supporters in the background at his speeches are not just that fucking stupid. There has to be something good left in them or a shred of logic to not eat that bullshit that trump is feeding them. I understand it with all the super rich who dont give a dam about the enviorment anyway but these are normal people. They should care about the reality.

  • Jeffrey Bull
    Jeffrey Bull Month ago

    4 U.S. Code § 8 - Respect for flag(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

  • Mike Foxx
    Mike Foxx Month ago

    The forest service agrees with Trump!
    The bartender is who we should listen too though.

  • Vixen Feline
    Vixen Feline 2 months ago

    He has got one thing going for him even 8;year olds understand what he is saying, not the consequences just the sentences.

  • Christopher allen
    Christopher allen 2 months ago

    huh they don't care it will cost money to cut back on carbon clean up...the weight of polar meltwater is reactivating the Pacific ring of fire ...seismic activity + Yellowstone =s nuclear winter? [ do the math] a scripture worth considering is found at Revelation 11:18 the latter part of this verse says " and the time came for God to destroy those destroying the earth" sure the bible is easy to discredit but, are you looking for answers or just extended play on your pinball machine of life?

  • Roger didit
    Roger didit 2 months ago

    If you ONLY watch ONE climate change skeptic video.... Let THIS ONE be it..... tvclip.biz/video/OwqIy8Ikv-c/video.html

  • Abby Is Watching
    Abby Is Watching 2 months ago

    Did...did he actually suggest we rake all the forests?

  • Bardo boy515
    Bardo boy515 2 months ago

    Liberals so frickin conservative and dumb

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini 3 months ago

    Good idea, conservative fear mongers. It IS a national emergency. It’s a GLOBAL emergency.

  • Worn Cea
    Worn Cea 3 months ago

    Thanks for keeping us safe Daddy

  • Worn Cea
    Worn Cea 3 months ago

    100 100 100

  • Renee Minicozzi
    Renee Minicozzi 3 months ago

    Asshole Trump.

  • Danie Nel
    Danie Nel 3 months ago

    How stupid are the majority of Americans? 😩

  • sQuibleable
    sQuibleable 3 months ago

    I’d say it’s more a global emergency than a national one

  • pat leyland
    pat leyland 3 months ago

    humm memory's sure are short , google the dust bowl of the thirty's , the U.S should probably get it's head out of the sand.

  • Nick Maniatis
    Nick Maniatis 3 months ago

    Nobody in this comments section has actually read the contents of the Green New Deal. While climate change is a worldwide issue, the deal is based off of projections which have been historically incorrect for decades. Also, the bill would propose a 70% tax on the wealthy. That's socialism. This isn't even getting into the confiscation of private property to rebuild for a carbon neutral country.

    • Nick Maniatis
      Nick Maniatis 3 months ago

      John Poop Also how do u think that renewables aren’t sustainable. Are we going to run out of wind or will the sun cease to shine? In contrast, fossil fuels are a finite resource developed from dead organic matter from millions of years ago (hence fossil fuels referencing dinosaurs)? What will we do when we run out of that? Renewable energy is called renewable since it’s an infinite source of energy. These alternative methods are already producing a lot of energy and the technology is in its infancy. Also, we should have let in more refugees. Being a melting pot, this nation can handle this immigration without significant economic and political turmoil that Europe a countries are facing now. Much of its lies and Greece’s recent issues and radical right elections are due to American reluctance to take in refugees. This has forced other countries to take in more than their fair share. These countries can’t handle the refugee influx due to ethnic homogeneity.

    • Nick Maniatis
      Nick Maniatis 3 months ago

      John Poop ok I can’t tell if ur joking. If u aren’t then just look up the hundreds of studies that prove rapid change in the climate over the past 60 years. Don’t check projections though, many of them have been historically inaccurate since climate is nearly impossible to precisely predict due to the high number of variables. If you are joking then ignore the comment.

    • John Poop
      John Poop 3 months ago

      Climate change is NOT an issue. It is a hoax by the Chinese government to cripple the US economy by causing mass hysteria, and it's already working. We should not fall for this, we need to keep buying American made gasoline trucks, eat American grown meat and use American produced electricity. The only issue the world is facing right now is China and it's propaganda. China is pushing us towards renewables which will never be sustainable. Oil and coal are what America is built on. This country will never become a socialist, green, soyboy nation like a lot of European nations which have taken hundreds of millions of muslim refugees.

    • Nick Maniatis
      Nick Maniatis 3 months ago

      @pat leyland Btw you probably think I'm some crazy alt right dude. I'm actually just an independent that happens to hate socialism. It's only directly resulted in the deaths of over 100 million people in just the USSR and China.

    • Nick Maniatis
      Nick Maniatis 3 months ago

      No in a socialist system that person would be dead since they had a 10 month wait to get anything treated. Also you can have a healthcare system that covers for the less fortunate without highjacking the entire economy. Oh and my comment wasn't even about healthcare, it was about the gross seizure of basic human rights such as freedom of speech and private property that occurs in every socialist country. With that comes economic destruction on a massive level in a country the size of the US. For example, this plan offers government jobs to every single American. A country cannot function with a 0% unemployment rate since there is no competition to pressure the people working. Therefore they have no incentive to work hard. All I'm saying is that this bill is a loosely veiled plan to promote a socialist agenda. Both parties do it for different agendas. I'm just calling BS on people who watch a comedic video to get their news and do no research for themselves. @pat leyland

  • Francis Smith
    Francis Smith 3 months ago

    seth was just fine when obama declared national emergencies so he could fund foreign nations

  • Jay Bloodworth
    Jay Bloodworth 3 months ago

    This segment restores my faith in humanity just a little. I'm so sick of hearing the same five Alt-Right arguments all day every day. I'm so sick of being told how much of a sheep I am because I have Democratic values. It's exhausting, always having to play defense to justify my beliefs, opinions, and values 24-7, when Conservatives refuse to even acknowledge their beliefs, opinions, or values hurt people at all. >EVER<

    At this point, the Alt-Right would argue with something so vague as "The sky is sometimes blue." And then back it up with facts and charts that prove that the sky has statistically never been blue, I'm the real racist for thinking it could possibly be blue, and then tell me how wanting a blue sky would kill the American economy.

    I've put up with this for years now. Almost no one ever jumps in to help, and those who do are rarely of any help when their arguments usually provide more ammunition to the Conservatives.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 3 months ago

    The Green New Deal is Agenda 21 you sheep. Wake up already.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 3 months ago +1

    So now they're basically telling you that they plan on using "a national emergency" as an excuse to push the new form of Communism on you.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 3 months ago

    Border security = real problem. Global warming = fake problem. Seth Meyers = traitor to America.

  • Rick TD
    Rick TD 3 months ago

    CAGW is a huge scam. Wake up already.

  • tommo91
    tommo91 3 months ago

    I'm sorry dems but it was so poorly named

  • lll Belial lll
    lll Belial lll 3 months ago +1

    And people voted him? Him!? Come on USA...

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 3 months ago

      Sorry @lll Belial lll but it isn't a fact. Let me help you out. Right now the Earth is historically COLD, not historically hot. We're only hot if you think history only goes back to The Little Ice Age. Before that 90 to 95 % of history was warmer. THEY LIED TO YOU.

    • lll Belial lll
      lll Belial lll 3 months ago

      @Rick TD oh my god, its not a scam its a fact

    • Rick TD
      Rick TD 3 months ago

      Belial, people voted for him because they're sick and tired of this global warming scam. Aren't you ?

  • Kay Omholt-Montague
    Kay Omholt-Montague 3 months ago

    The other REAL emergency is gun violence, which results in approximately 132 DEATHS per day in the USA. That does not include deaths by mass gun tragedies - many of which never receive headline news because they are so common-place.

    Trump can take his big, fat wall and shove it up his huge ass. There is NO national emergency on the Southern border, unless you consider the children and parents who have been separated from one another and may never get reunited with their parents.

    The two REAL, current, national emergencies in this country are 1) Climate Disruption/Global Warming and; 2) Gun violence, leading to massive numbers of deaths and injuries.

    Once they re-take the presidency, the Democrats should most definitely call both of these national emergencies

  • D Peters
    D Peters 3 months ago

    Lost me at Ocasio-Cortez.

  • Joe Doe
    Joe Doe 3 months ago

    Lame jokes. Canned laughter. Naive and shallow audience. This is the montra of Late Night with this idiot and those like him.

  • barkYdarkATFB
    barkYdarkATFB 3 months ago

    And yet, there are so many trump supporters complaining that the socialist marxists are going to get rid of planes and cows. It’s remarkable the idiocy.

  • stan whipple
    stan whipple 4 months ago +1

    Neva happ enda lmfao !!! Line of the year

  • Robert Welch
    Robert Welch 4 months ago

    Come on man. Bernie already has a real actual Ben and Jerry's flavour. Do your god damn homework.

  • Julie W.
    Julie W. 4 months ago

    Learn about ACTUAL Climate Change (from) well respected climate scientists:
    tvclip.biz/video/oYhCQv5tNsQ/video.html
    It is NOT the emergency they're saying. Now, Donald Trump is an idiot, but climate change has been extremely over-exaggerated for funding and taxation. The average global increase has been 0.1 degrees per decade, or one degree for a hundred years, and that's assuming a warming trend continues, and there's no reason to assume that. History shows us that there has been warming and cooling trends, and it actually looks like we might be going into a cooling trend. Not to mention the average temperature in the Antarctic is -60 degrees. Anyone want to tell me how there is massive melting at -60 degrees? Freezing temperature is 0. In the summer the outer areas reach up to 10 degrees, and so there's some melting in the outer areas, as there is supposed to be. Then in the winter, it builds back up again. Even the IPCC Report specifically stated that there is no evidence that climate change is man-made. The UN removed that information, after the IPCC Report had been signed by all the scientists. And they admit it! And why did they do that? If they can scare you, they can tax you. However, I think there's a lot of politicians who actually believe this is true, because like everybody else they've been listening to the media, who ALSO believe it's true, because it's been pushed by a few climate scientists who wanted additional funding to their area. Boy, and it worked. By the way people, CO2 is a natural part of our atmosphere, NOT a pollutant. Without it, we would all die from lack of oxygen. And even if we bypassed that somehow, lack of CO2 would absolutely destroy the food chain.

  • Sean Sbragia
    Sean Sbragia 4 months ago

    God damnit Seth, you got me. Fake moos! rofl.

  • jaxative jax
    jaxative jax 4 months ago

    Trump's used to fake boo(b)s after all he's paid porn stars for both.

  • jaxative jax
    jaxative jax 4 months ago

    Conspiracy of the day: what's with the pencil? There's nothing to write on in front of him so what's with the pencil?

    It's a pointy pencil, is it an offensive or a defensive pointy pencil?

  • Golden State Warriors
    Golden State Warriors 4 months ago

    Ok climate change is a real thing that the democrats did not just make up but this is time time I think its taking it too far. Trump can speak for himself he's a complete idiot. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's approach is horrible. Im not trying to sound like a radical republican I'm saying the point of view of a non socialistic democrat. While the Green New Deal doesn't eliminate planes and cars and cows, it is a horrendous proposal for 3 main reasons. 1. It costs $93 trillion. Our GDP is $44 trillion. We couldn't sell all of our countries assets and pay for this thing. No country would be willing to give us a loan of that amount and no other country even has that much money. Its just unreasonable. 2. It crazily decreases the freedom of people and increases dependency on the government. Im not saying that declaring climate change as an emergency is socialism, im saying the Green New Deal is socialism. This is the Old Red Deal again. The Green New Deal is basically Marxism disguised in a modern form. I know government spending increases are bad and thats why spending on a wall doesn't make sense either. But this Green New Deal will drive taxes up crazy. We know from 1920's and 30's that lower taxes even for the wealthy are beneficial to the economy and that raises in taxes can turn a recession into a depression. Government spending is not good. These high taxes demotivate people to work because most of their money is taken by the government and it gives the government so much money that they use to redistribute to everyone. This dangerous cycle caused by extremely high taxes continues as the government tries to make everyone the same. But the truth in humanity is not everyone can be the same in opportunity and ability and eventually the government is going to run out of using other peoples money. This socialism turns into communism eventually. We've seen what this system does before in Russia and Cuba and Venezuela. The Green New Deal will trigger this cycle. Its the simple truth of communism that the system doesn't work and its an unrealistic utopia. It makes a bad problem worse. Again im not saying Trumps actions are proper either and I agree that climate change is important, but the Green New Deal a. k. a. Marxism is not the way to solve it.
    Edit: Also climate change is a natural thing. Its been happening forever since the beginning of time. 15 years ago Al Gore said we would all be underwater in 12 years if nothing was done. I live in California and it doesn't seem like we'll be flooding anytime soon. Right now they're saying we'll all be flooded. They've been saying it since the 1990's. Before that, for the longest time, they were yelling about global cooling, that we would be thrown into a third ice age. Nobody made up climate change its a real thing, but climate has always changed.

  • Nathan Barta
    Nathan Barta 4 months ago

    Fact: the world is getting warmer
    Fact: people are not the cause of the temperature increase
    Fact: the ozone layer is expected to make a full recovery by 2050-60
    Fact: the green new deal is way to expensive ($93 trillion) and unrealistic
    Fact: the increase in temperature is natural, and there have been many warm climate periods throughout the world’s history. The temperature will fall again, no harm done

  • zztop3000
    zztop3000 4 months ago

    3:10 Well you know he has a right there but dude, there are so many areas with forest, you can't rake everything, also the earth needs those leaves as it recycles them.

  • Farel Hettinger
    Farel Hettinger 4 months ago +1

    NATIONAL EMERGENCY IS STATE OF MICHIGAN STARTING WITH FLINT
    NEEDS MAJOR EPA WATER AND INFRA STRUCTURE WORK

    • Megan H
      Megan H 13 days ago

      That is a state emergency. It was created by the state and should be solved by the state.

  • Paul Burns
    Paul Burns 4 months ago

    It's incredible to see how drumpf knows that his supporters are stupid enough to believe the constant bullshit that comes out of his orange asshole of a mouth.

  • g davis
    g davis 4 months ago

    u r wrong, stupid

  • R CallumTo
    R CallumTo 4 months ago

    So who is voting for this man in America?

  • HotestOnTheBlock
    HotestOnTheBlock 4 months ago

    Progressives love cows they produce manure that helps to grow their kale, we'll never outlaw cows.

  • Richard White
    Richard White 4 months ago

    And why don't people want to get rid of the cows? So they have something to kill and then eat his or her flesh. Wow! I'm so glad I don't consume animal flesh or secretions any more. I'm glad I love all animals rather than just loving to eat an animal. I'm glad I'm vegan, the food is real food, not dead animals that are rotting away.
    To the trolls on here, I will not answer back any rudeness you dole out.

  • Richard White
    Richard White 4 months ago

    They don't want to phase out fossil fuels because to many rich and privileged people make money from oil. That is the one and only reason and as we non rich people know, it's not a valid reason.

  • bart a
    bart a 4 months ago

    Never heard of Milankovic laws about climate change and the marxistic political agenda of the United Nations ?
    If human activity is the main factor the exploding worldpopulation is the biggest problem ,isn't it ?

  • bigemugamer
    bigemugamer 4 months ago +1

    1:50 Your desk is not level, you nudged that pencil and it progressively increased speed... good catch though! =D
    Edit: OMG! I'm so desensitized with the constant shenanigans with the Drumph administration It doesn't even phase me enough that Seth's crooked desk has me commenting =S
    - Seth, "Today in news, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, got into a twitter argument with North Korea's dictatorial leader Kim Jong Un regarding de-nucleation which triggered an armed exchange that resulted in the destruction of 2 U.S Naval warships..."
    - Me, "Hmmmm, Seth your tie looks crooked today, I don't think that's a proper double windsor"

  • Dennis Zwolle
    Dennis Zwolle 4 months ago

    The Green New Deal sounds great, but need to be implemented slowly! One thing Humans are not comfortable with is fast change, unable to keep up with new standards! The Car Dealerships are working on this Transformation with new Engine/Electric cars which are getting more mileage! Keeping what's right and just changing the thing that makes Hydrocarbon, cars keep most of the aftermarket product rolling, so, the financial impact is minimal! This also needs to be applied to other industries, like coal-fired electric plants, where innovation can product water after products from coal? The coal plant would use a filter method of producing steam in the air, and collecting the carbon into containers which could possibly use for another product!

  • Dennis Zwolle
    Dennis Zwolle 4 months ago

    We have gone through a place in space called the long-count by the Mayan calendar! The year 2012 was the reset of the long year, which is the Galactic year! At the time when traveling this long-year which took over 2600 years and some change, we experienced a bust in our sun energy, also this was experienced during the Egyptian time back some odd 2000 years! But with the fossil fuels that we keep pumping into the air, with no way of reducing the hydrocarbon! Too bad we have people and the president hiding their heads in the sand hoping this will go away! They don't believe that if the Antartic Ice cap melted this lovely planet we call home will be no more! Too bad, I won't be around to see it, but my grandkids will! Now's the time to change, but no one listening, because of Macroeconomics for the world! The two people to talk to is the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers! There is a story of them, but that's another time!

  • Gr8CanadianMom
    Gr8CanadianMom 4 months ago

    Trump talked about the "rake clean up" last year, and it was Finland, not a state...lol He cannot even keep his lies straight. 4:50 tvclip.biz/video/yYnXBRo9TVA/video.html

  • isaac anthony
    isaac anthony 4 months ago

    Republicans have jumped the shark. Any American that would believe anything that con artist says, needs to be ignored. You're an idiot, shut your stupid mouth.

  • Alessandro Attias
    Alessandro Attias 4 months ago

    The President is like Churchill from the movie "Darkest Hour, "where he has 100 ideas a day and 4 of them are good. The other 96 are downright stupid

  • Progressive Frog
    Progressive Frog 4 months ago

    Climate change is NOT a matter of 'belief' or 'disbelief.' Climate change is NOT a religion or a philosophical system. Climate change (global warming, in reality) is a
    scientifically verified FACT. It is a clear and present danger to the Nation
    and the Earth. We ignore science at our peril. If you don't think that's the case, imagine not "believing" in gravity, another scientifically verified FACT, and stepping off of a 10th story balcony...Just a thought experiment, please; don't try it...

  • Grae Hall
    Grae Hall 4 months ago +1

    Fucking Fake Moos. I hate you and your writers so much right now Seth. That was fantastic. You also should all be very ashamed of what you just did on national television in NA. Fake Moos. You dicks, that's so good :P

  • Mr Mike
    Mr Mike 4 months ago

    fake news

  • FACE GALLON
    FACE GALLON 4 months ago

    Your not allowed to have cows? Well that destroys my bestiality porn film idea!

  • NeoKailthas
    NeoKailthas 4 months ago

    fake moos lol