Trevor Noah hits CNN, NBC News for booking ‘climate deniers’

Comedian Trevor Noah on Monday night lashed out at CNN and NBC News for booking “nonscientists” to discuss climate change.

Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,”  said on his show that news outlets in the U.S. were “littered with climate change buffoons” after a report released Friday by the Trump administration that warned that current global and regional efforts to stave off the devastating effects of climate change are insufficient. 

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Noah specifically targeted one of his “favorite” climate change deniers, American Enterprise Institute’s Danielle Pletka, for her Sunday appearance on NBC’s "Meet the Press" where she said, “We need to also recognize we had two of the coldest years, biggest drop in global temperatures that we have had since the 1980s,” before later adding “I’m not a scientist.”

Noah took exception to those remarks.

“Once you say you’re ‘not a scientist,’ why is anyone listening to your scientific opinion?” Noah asked, before adding, “Get the f--- out of here with your opinions as a citizen!”

Noah also called out CNN for allowing former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to discuss climate change Sunday on the network’s “State of the Union” program, during which he argued, “A lot of these scientists are driven by the money that they receive.” 

“Of course, how did we miss it? Climate change is a scam,” Noah said in response. “It’s a scam by scientists trying to get rich. We should have known when we saw them balling in those Gucci lab coats with the diamond-encrusted beakers, making it rain test tubes in the club.”

Noah did not limit his criticism to the two networks. He also took a jab at President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE, who said he doesn't believe the report's findings and is a skeptic of climate change.

“You don’t believe it?” Noah, who is a frequent critic of the president, asked. “How can one man possess all the stupidity of mankind? It’s like they edited his genes to give him superhuman stupidity.”