Friday, September 24, 2021

Seth Meyers and James Corden team up for Climate Night

I told my readers to "Stay tuned" as "I'll have more Climate Night clips this week" to conclude Colbert and Kimmel kick off Climate Night. Seth Meyers and James Corden made it easy for me to choose which videos to feature next. Watch Seth Meyers and James Corden Join Forces for Climate Night.

Seth and James Corden put aside their intense white-hot rivalry to work together in support of Climate Night.
That was an effective and funny introduction to a joint hour of climate-themed comedy shows for Climate Night. Follow over the jump to watch the clips Seth and James mentioned in their joint segment.

I'm going to flip the order in which James and Seth listed the relevant segments by embedding Seth's Sen. Bernie Sanders Takes on Fossil Fuel Lobby in Fight Over Climate Change: A Closer Look first.

Seth takes a closer look at progressives in Congress pushing forward with a transformative $3.5 trillion spending plan that would invest heavily in climate infrastructure amid historic wildfires, droughts and flooding.
It looks like my wish that "I hope Ida isn't about to leave such a long-lasting legacy of loss" may be in vain, especially because I was focused on the Gulf Coast. The storm's potential for damage along the East Coast didn't even occur to me when I wrote that. Also, when I mentioned "the administration's proposals for energy, infrastructure, and transportation," I was alluding to this very spending plan. I'm glad Biden and Sanders are pushing for it and annoyed but not disappointed that Senator Manchin is gumming up the works; I don't expect any different from him.

Now the interview that Seth plugged in the joint introduction, John Kerry Shares Why Young People Should Be Optimistic for the Climate's Future.

John Kerry talks about BTS' performance at the U.N., why young people should be optimistic about the future of the climate and why the entire world needs to come together to fight climate change.
I agree with Kerry that young people are right to scold their elders about climate change and should be optimistic that pressure will result in efforts to reduce climate change and its effects. In addition, his remarks about Ivermectin and the MyPillow Guy show that both the pandemic and the after-effects of the 2020 election are still with us.

Now for James Corden's monologue, We're All In the Climate Fight Together.

On a night seven late night shows are dedicating their programming to raising awareness, discussion and action to address climate change, James reviews the ways Ian, Reggie and the Late Late Show staff are reducing their carbon footprint. And we look at some ways people and companies are finding ways to do the same (but we've got some marketing notes about what is a really cool concept for carbon neutral boats).
Leave it to James to come up with some positive and funny stories about sustainable actions to combat climate change. Speaking of which, Bill Gates Knows 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster' mentions some as well.

James Corden welcomes New York Times bestselling author of "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need," Bill Gates. And James asks Bill to outline the challenge humanity faces to combat climate change - and Bill calls it the most significant challenge humans will ever undertake. And the two discuss the most impactful changes individuals can make to contribute to the cause.
I may not like Bill Gates, but he's absolutely right about what has to be done about reducing greenhouse gases. He's also right about the "Billionaire Space Race." As James said, that was a classy burn.

I plan on posting at least one more entry about Climate Night. Stay tuned.

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