MSNBC Host Blames Climate Change for August Heat Forcing Obama Speech Inside

'Mother nature may be making his point for him'

August 3, 2015

MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart called the decision Monday to move President Obama's speech on climate change inside because of hot temperatures an example of "Mother Nature ... making his point for him" on the issue.

The network made a move against left-wing programming by canceling three of its progressive commentary shows last week, but this was an example of editorializing on behalf of the White House showing up in an ostensibly straight newscast.

"A couple of hours from now, President Obama will unveil a new plan to slash greenhouse gases and promote renewable energy, all in an effort to fight climate change," Díaz-Balart said. "In fact, it seems like Mother Nature may be making his point for him sometimes. Today's event was supposed to be held outside, but with temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, officials figured it was too hot, so they moved it to the East Room."

Obama's speech Monday announcing a push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes approximately six weeks after this year's summer solstice and seven weeks before the fall equinox, placing it almost smack-dab in the middle of summer in a place also known as Swampland.

According to Wikipedia, the highest-recorded temperature in Washington, D.C., ever was 106 degrees, on July 20, 1930, and Aug. 6, 1918.