Earlier in June we posted on how Slate accidentally outed President Obama as a gigantic carbon hypocrite after news leaked that legendary nature documentarian David Attenborough was flown to D.C. for what amounted to a 30 minute meeting with the president to chat about the environment.
We wrote at the time:
Wonderful. The President of the United States who claims global warming is a national security risk doesn’t seem to see the hypocrisy of flying in a celebrity for a 30-minute chat on how to reduce carbon emissions to save the planet.
It turns out, however, that this wasn’t just a little one-on-one chat and that the White House is actually using Attenborough in a new video, billed as an interview of the famous naturalist, to help sell the president’s extreme climate agenda:
The video will air in full on Sunday in both the U.S. and U.K.
In the interview, to be broadcast simultaneously in the UK and US on BBC1 and BBC America on Sunday, Obama tells Attenborough: “I’ve been a huge admirer of your work for a very long time … you’ve been a great educator as well as a great naturalist.”
But it is Attenborough, on the day in which he marked his 89th birthday, who poses the most probing questions of their encounter, asking the president why he cannot show a commitment to tackling climate change in the same way previous presidents had strived to put people on the moon.
Prediction: He blames the GOP.