NBC reporter: Paris climate deal is ‘designed to stop’ things like Hurricane Matthew

NBC reporter: Paris climate deal is ‘designed to stop’ things like Hurricane Matthew
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[Ed. – There are plenty of eight-year-olds who know that’s a deeply silly thing to say.  Emphasis in original.]

President Barack Obama spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon on the Paris climate change agreement and, almost on cue, NBC’s Ron Allen connected global warming to Hurricane Matthew set to bear down on the Bahamas, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.

Speaking on MSNBC Live to host Kate Snow, Allen first gushed about how the President “believes so deeply in protecting the environment” that the deal marks “one of the most significant aspects of his legacy” before bringing in Hurricane Matthew as a intriguing “practical matter.” It was “what the president was talking about as the threat that the planet faces and this is what this whole climate agreement signed by 190 nations and now ratified by 60 or so is designed to stop.”

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