Popular podcast host Joe Rogan delivered an earful to climate activists on a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” saying that for all the noise they were making, they weren’t actually bringing the world any closer to solving anything.
Rogan argued — as a number of critics have – that the United States alone could not possibly bring down global emissions as long as countries like China continued to dwarf America’s output.
🔥 @JoeRogan Just Completely Obliterated the Climate Change Agenda: "You're Not Saving Jack Sh*t!"
"Even if the United States went to zero carbon output, you're not going to put a dent in what's happening to the world because most of it is coming from China and India. So all… pic.twitter.com/PYUNpvgUXY
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) August 16, 2023
Rogan spoke with former CIA covert operations officer and current CEO of Portman Square Group Mike Baker, and the conversation turned to climate change and which countries were the most responsible for global emissions.
“China produces more carbon than all the developed nations combined,” Baker pointed out, and Rogan agreed.
“Which is very important to talk about when people are talking about going green,” Rogan replied. “Because the amount of impact that would happen – even if the United States went to zero — went to zero carbon output, you’re not going to put a dent in what’s happening to the world because most of it is coming from China and India. That’s most of it. So all this s*** about ‘don’t eat meat because we’re going to save the world.’ You’re not saving jack s***!”
“I don’t understand where that message is coming from or why there’s not a nuanced perspective where people are taking into account all these other variables,” Rogan continued, before proposing an answer to his own question: “It doesn’t fit the narrative.”
Rogan’s comments come with hours of an ABC News headline about the devastating wildfires in Maui that was reportedly altered to appease climate activists.
The original headline read “Why climate change can’t be blamed for Maui wildfires” — but after the network reportedly received backlash, they changed it to read “Why climate change can’t be blamed entirely for Maui wildfires.”
Weather department at ABC News received extremely nasty backlash for their article on connecting climate change to devastating Maui fires. A headline change occurred but the article's (correct) conclusion remains.
Why climate change can't be blamed (entirely) for the Maui… pic.twitter.com/ObAP7XMhWs
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 15, 2023