Roughly two days removed from Superstorm Sandy making landfall in the Tri-State area, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed filmmaker Michael Moore, who shared his candid perspective on the meteorological factors contributing to recent extreme weather occurrences:
"We are in big trouble. And we're still having a debate in Congress as to whether or not there really is global warming," Moore explained in disbelief. "The majority of Americans believe that we've got a climate problem. And the majority of Americans believe in science."
Joining host Piers Morgan for a live, face to face interview, the man behind such films as "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" suggested that Sandy should be the storm to render any further debate obsolete:
"We've allowed the ignoramuses to run the show on this. And this storm should really put an end to that."
As Morgan suggested that perhaps the situation is based on a lack of long-term meteorological history, wondering if maybe it's a cycle that also existed 500 years ago, Moore admitted that was a possibility, but with extreme consequences:
"Yeah, it could be that. You want to take the risk? You want to take the risk of that? What if you are wrong?" he asked. "What if you're wrong and we're not prepared, like we weren't prepared for this. And we won't be prepared for the next thing. We weren't prepared for the drought this summer. How many times do we have to get punched in the face before we realize, 'you know what, somebody is punching me in the face?'"
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Moore and Morgan welcome CNN meteorologist Chad Myers, who adds his expertise and insight to a situation which Moore describes as "a dangerous road to go down."
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