In what could be the foremost prominent recent example of successfully reaching across the aisle, all of the main TV network late night hosts put their ratings and network competitions aside to spotlight the very fact that global climate change is close to kill us all.
On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, James Corden, and Jimmy Fallon placed on a Northern Alliance and dedicated their programs to the subject of global climate change . But because the Hollywood Reporter wrote: “Despite the intense material , this is often late night—and intrinsically , there have been jokes.”
Indeed there have been, and that they started even earlier within the day. during a statement announcing the event, dubbed Climate Night, Kimmel flatly explained his reason for being eager to participate: “I don’t want to die.” The eco-conscious Fallon, meanwhile, asked that “In the interest of recycling, please use whatever Jimmy Kimmel said.”
Each show dedicated some, if not the majority , of its program to discussing the importance of understanding global climate change , and doing everything we will immediately (or yesterday) to reduce the severity of its effects—unless, of course, you wish the thought of normal 150° days because the new normal… in December.
Over on ABC, Kimmel reminded viewers that global climate change isn’t a political issue, despite the foremost public of idiotic global climate change deniers being members of the Republican Party. just like the always-quotable Ted Cruz, who once moronically opined: “The problem with global climate change is that there’s never been each day within the history of the planet during which the climate isn’t changing.” He also welcomed Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of politics at Texas Tech University.
On NBC, Fallon kicked the night off with a visit from Dr. Goodall , while Meyers’ “A Closer Look” segment talked about Bernie Sanders and therefore the other progressive members of Congress who are working to urge a $3.5 trillion spending plan approved that might address climate infrastructure and therefore the increasing number of devastating wildfires, floods, and other catastrophic events.
On CBS, Colbert was “proud to dedicate one entire night of my show to the climate, so I can say I wasn’t a part of the matter, i used to be 1/365th of the answer,” while Corden pulled during a major with a visit from Gates (who likely prayed before the time that Jeffrey Epstein’s name wouldn’t be mentioned).
On TBS, Bee promised to try to do her part by powering the episode together with her quads:
While over on Comedy Central, Noah welcomed teen dynamo, Greta Thunberg, as a guest, and also highlighted a number of the lesser talked about effects of climate change—like decreased sex drives resulting in smaller populations:
The unified event was planned as a part of Climate Week NYC, which is occurring immediately. consistent with The Hollywood Reporter, the thought of bringing all of television’s late-night hosts together belongs to Steve Bodow, The Daily Show’s former showrunner, who said that “Late-night hosts reflect our national conversation even quite Russian Twitter bots set it—so this incredible group of shows coming together makes a press release about the size and urgency of the world’s hottest problem.”
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)