Happy Start of Summer From CBS! Climate Doomed to Get ‘Worse and Worse’

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everything is awful! That was the message of doom from CBS This Morning on Friday as the show’s hosts offered “dire” new warnings and that Earth is going to just get “worse and worse” as we spiral downward. 

Guest host Enrique Acevedo warned, “Our Eye on Earth coverage continues with a new warning about climate change that has potentially dire consequences.” Climate specialist Jeff Berardelli admitted that the “disturbing threshold” of a rise in 15. degrees Celsius was arbitrary. But he predicted doom: 

The intensity of these extreme weather events will pick up. We’ll see compounded events, heat waves on top of sea level rise on top of large hurricanes and impactful hurricanes. Things will get worse and worse if we breach that. 

Co-host Anthony Mason actually prompted Berardelli on the arbitrary nature of the new warning: 

ANTHONY MASON: You say that, Jeff, this is a symbolic marker, why? 

JEFF BERARDELLI: Yeah, I mean, humans chose it. We chose 1.5. We chose 2 degrees. Again, it’s not a tipping point. Not like we’re going to fall off a cliff. Things will get progressively worse and worse at a faster clip as we head toward that. Bigger hurricanes, worse floods, we’ll see worse wildfires.

CBS loves frightening viewers. In December, the network show asked why humans are “at war with nature?” In April, This Morning used Earth Day to promote “climate anxiety” among teens.

However, over the last year of the pandemic, CBS (and other networks) promoted the environmental “silver lining” of the millions dead from Covid. On March 19, 2020, CBS journalist Vladimir Duthiers reported from Italy, “This is Venice…. You can never see the waters because they’re so murky from all the boats. This time, now you can see the crystal-clear waters of the Venice canals.” 

So maybe CBS thinks we just need another pandemic? 

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A transcript of the segment is below. Click “expand” to read more. 

CBS This Morning
5/28/2021
8:03

ENRIQUE ACEVEDO: Our “Eye on Earth” coverage continues with a new warning about climate change that has potentially dire consequences. The World Meteorological Association says there’s a 40 percent chance that temperatures will temporarily hit a disturbing threshold in the next five years. That’s 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. 

ANTHONY MASON: Scientists say breaching that marker would dramatically increase the risk of extreme floods, drought, and wildfires. The warning comes as three big oil companies, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and shell, all faced setbacks this week over their role in climate change. We’re joined by CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli. Jeff, good morning. How dire is this actually expected to get? 

JEFF BERARDELLI: So yeah, in the next five years, it is somewhat likely that we’ll hit 1.5 degrees Celsius briefly, temporarily. That’s 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit of warming since pre-industrial times. It’s likely to happen during an el Nino year, warm in the pacific. Natural variations on top of climate change. Then it will go back down. But you know, this is really just a sign that humanity isn’t doing very well in managing our global greenhouse emissions. And at 1.5 degrees Celsius, it’s not like we’re going to fall off a cliff where things are going to get catastrophic. But things will progressively get worse at a much faster pace. The intensity of these extreme weather events will pick up. We’ll see compounded events, heat waves on top of sea level rise on top of large hurricanes and impactful hurricanes. Things will get worse and worse if we breach that. And the bottom line is by 2030, 2035, unless we really rein in our emissions quickly, we’re likely to get to 1.5 degrees and continue to increase our warming close to two degrees. Again, we have to do something quickly or we’re inevitably heading that direction. 

MASON: You say that, Jeff, this is a symbolic marker, why? 

BERARDELLI: Yeah, I mean, humans chose it. We chose 1.5. We chose 2 degrees. Again, it’s not a tipping point. Not like we’re going to fall off a cliff. Things will get progressively worse and worse at a faster clip as we head toward that. Bigger hurricanes, worse floods, we’ll see worse wildfires. And we’re probably setting ourselves up for a pretty bad wildfire season in the west this year. 

MASON: All right. Jeff Berardelli, thanks very much. 

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