Climate Change Debate Sparks On ‘The View’

( – Monday’s solar eclipse coupled with the surprising 4.8 magnitude earthquake in New York and New Jersey last Friday and the anticipated arrival of billions of cicadas in the coming weeks prompted a discussion about climate change or God’s judgment on Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View.”

The segment began with Allyssa Farah Griffin joking about how crazy it was that there was an earthquake on Friday and a solar eclipse on Monday. She noted that the unusual events prompted a string of conspiracy theories about the end of the world.

Griffin also pointed out that the epicenter of last Friday’s earthquake was in Bedminster, New Jersey, and jokingly suggested that this meant Trump was the cause.

Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, saying that The View’s makeup artist donned her coat when the earthquake hit and proclaimed that Jesus was coming. This prompted Griffin to make a crack about the Rapture.

Hostin echoed the joke and noted that she also learned about the swarm of cicadas that were coming.

Eventually, Hostin concluded that something was happening, possibly climate change. She said all three events should “lead one to believe” that climate change was real or something else was going on.

Co-host Joy Behar pointed out that earthquakes have nothing to do with climate change. She said since earthquakes occur under the surface, they “are not at the mercy of climate change.”

Hostin suggested that earthquakes could be impacted by “the warming of the planet.” However, co-host Whoopi Goldberg disagreed and suggested that neither earthquakes nor eclipses had anything to do with climate change.

Goldberg pointed out that they knew about the eclipse well in advance because “they can say when these things are going to happen.”

After the April 5 earthquake in New York and New Jersey, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said in a post on X that the earthquake and the solar eclipse were signs God was sending to America “to tell us to repent.”

Unsurprisingly, many of the replies to Greene’s post pointed out that the earthquake’s epicenter was at Trump’s Bedminster golf club.

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