Seth Meyers takes on environment under Donald Trump: "Past statements on climate change have not been promising"

The "Late Night" host broke down the state of the climate during President-elect Donald Trump's transition

Published December 22, 2016 12:04PM (EST)

 (NBC "Late Night with Seth Meyers")
(NBC "Late Night with Seth Meyers")

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers took a closer look at climate change under a Donald Trump administration Wednesday night, needling the president-elect on his cabinet picks and his bizarre obsession with wind mills.

Meyers kicked off the segment by revealing that 2016 was set to be the hottest year on record, "which means 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have come since 2000, of course the other hottest year on record came in 1863 when Mary Todd Lincoln took a boob out at the Gettysburg Address," Meyers joked.

The former Saturday Night Live writer did not have any good news for environmentalists.

"Trump's past statements on climate change have not been promising, like his infamous claim that the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese, as opposed to Trump, who was created by and for the Russians," Meyers noted.

Meyers then played a montage of rally highlights when Trump railed against wind turbines, which apparently "kills all your birds," the president-elect said countless times during his campaign. Watching the clips back-to-back effectively unearths Trump's zany hatred of wind mills.

There were few uplifting topics in the segment. Meyers extinguished the glimmering hope of climate activists that Ivanka Trump will save the climate. Meyers pointed out that Trump doubled down on his hatred of wind power and the planet through his cabinet appointments.

"Trump confirmed everyone's fears by scouring the country to find the worst possible choice to head the Environment Protection Energy: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt," Meyers said.

Watch Seth Meyers break down climate change here:

By Taylor Link

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