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BY: Nic Rowan
MSNBC host Ali Velshi compared critics of climate change to "people who think we walk among aliens" and other conspiracy theorists during a Wednesday interview with climate activist Monica Medina on MSNBC Live with Velshi and Ruhle.
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"Okay, so 27 percent of Americans do not accept climate change," Velshi said. "About 23 percent of Americans think that Barack Obama was a Kenyan-born Muslim. About 24 percent of Americans think that we walk amongst aliens. So I guess it is not crazy that 27 percent don't accept that the world is warming."
Velshi then asked Medina why "are Republicans completely not in sync with that number, with the 73 percent of Americans who do believe in it?"
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Medina replied that she didn't "understand it at all," before pointing to the record floods in Nebraska and Iowa as proof of climate change and the immediate need to address it.
The conversation came amidst a wider discussion of the Green New Deal, an "aspirational" bill which is currently being debated on the Senate floor. The proposal, from Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) proposes a number of...
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