3 Times Steve Bannon Made Sense
Steve Bannon, the founder of the right-wing Breitbart news website and former White House chief strategist, has been described as a nationalist and right-wing populist. He’s an outspoken guy who has said things like: “Birth control makes women unattractive and crazy.” and “We think of ourselves as virulently anti-establishment, particularly ‘anti-’ the permanent political class. We say Paul Ryan was grown in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”
In other words, not every body likes him. However, because he speaks his mind and sometimes verges on being kinda whacky — the birth control thing is a little weird — not everything the guy says should be considered nuts. For example …
Incident: Many were surprised to discover that Bannon was the acting director of Biosphere 2 between 1993 and 1995. This was a materially-enclosed biological system intended originally to research methods of human survival across extended space missions. Bannon shifted its focus to earth-based research on the effects of pollution and climate change on the planet. His interest in climate change is clear in the interview quote excerpted below. Nowadays, who knows; he probably hates Mother Earth.
Date: January 13, 1995
Quote: “A lot of the scientists who are studying global change and studying the effects of greenhouse gases, many of them feel that the Earth’s atmosphere in 100 years is what Biosphere 2’s atmosphere is today. We have extraordinarily high CO2, we have very high nitrous oxide, we have high methane. And we have lower oxygen content. So the power of this place is allowing those scientists who are really involved in the study of global change, and which, in the outside world or Biosphere 1, really have to work with just computer simulation, this actually allows them to study and monitor the impact of enhanced CO2 and other greenhouse gases on humans, plants, and animals.”