There are a couple reasons that Biden’s reluctance to “listen to the scientists” on climate is somewhat obscured: 1) Republicans are far worse science deniers; and 2) much of the mainstream media – especially TV news – shares Biden’s climate denialism. In covering the pandemic, TV networks have paraded scientists (epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, public health experts) on the screen day after day – and on cable news, hour after hour. Trump’s refusal to listen is totally clear. No matter how many droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and floods hit our country and planet, there’s never a similar parade of anxious climate scientists on corporate TV networks – which rake in millions from the auto, oil and gas industries. We do see continual ads telling us how much these corporations care about the climate crisis.