A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 1, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join. Hour 1: Cenk. Trump lied about his State of the Union audience having the highest viewership in history. While President Donald Trump spoke at the annual GOP congressional retreat in West Virginia, he claimed Senator Orrin Hatch once said he is “the greatest president in the history of our country.” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lashed out Wednesday night at what he called the “elite media,” decrying its members for being part of the “deep state” intent on destroying President Donald Trump's administration. Hour 2: Cenk & John. Kathleen Hartnett White, who is President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), has been exposed as a conspiracy theorist who believes that nothing bad will happen if human beings flood the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. At 9 a.m. EST Friday, the extractive industry will gain drilling and mining access to previously protected American land, according to an order issued by President Donald Trump late last year. More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a recent study. That is enough plastic to make it from Earth to the moon and nearly halfway back. Researchers who published the study last week in Science Magazine believe that the number of plastic in the corals will grow by 40 percent in the next seven years. Meanwhile, the researchers found that the chance of corals getting a disease increased from four percent to 89 percent when they were draped in plastic. Plastic pollution is just one factor that is putting the world’s coral reefs at risk. Coral reefs maybe have been around for as much as 500 million years, but scientists are warning that they might be gone or decimated by the end of the century.
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