Seth Meyers interviews ‘rogue’ climate scientist worried about Trump
Climate scientists don’t typically make the rounds on late-night talk shows. But thanks to President Donald Trump, they do now.
Ben Santer, a prominent atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night — a rare step for someone employed by a government-run lab.
“These are strange and unusual times, and it seems kind of important to talk about the science that we do,” Santer told Meyers, explaining he was there as a private citizen.
Trump previously claimed that human-caused climate change is “a hoax.” More recently, he’s said he is “open-minded” on climate science but that “nobody really knows” what’s happening to the planet. Read more…