Skip to comments.Itís Not Just WaPo. More Join The Chorus Of Alarmists Blaming Trump For Hurricane Florence
Posted on 09/13/2018 5:33:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
CNNs John Avlon agrees with The Washington Post that Trump is complicit in the storm. Why? Because hes not a global warming alarmist and opposes Obama-era climate policies. One climate scientist touted the irony of a storm coming while Trump is deregulating.
President Donald Trumps critics are not only trying to implicate him in the potentially catastrophic damage of Hurricane Florence, but some seem to be touting the irony of a storm coming amid the administrations deregulatory efforts.
CNN political analyst John Avlon agreed with The Washington Posts editorial board that Trump was complicit in the hurricane headed for the Carolinas. Why? Because he opposed Obama-era global warming policies.
his policies have been tearing down our defenses to climate change, which is often a blame for extreme weather, Avlon said on CNN Thursday. In fact, on the very same day Trump was discussing Florence from the Oval Office, his EPA proposed rolling back restrictions on emissions of methane, which is 25 times worse than carbon dioxide when it comes to climate change. And thats just the latest environmental policy targeted by the Trump Administration.
This isnt rocket science, it is climate science, Avlon said. As long as we continue to aggressively ignore it, the cost in lives and dollars will only escalate. Thats your reality check.
During the segment, Avlon presents a slide claiming theres been a 40 percent increase in extreme storms since 1950 a figure thats demonstrably false. Scientific data overwhelmingly shows no increasing trend in the number or intensity of tropical cyclones.
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather joined in, tweeting that [f]uture generations will damn the complicit and complacent. Rather didnt mention any names in his tweet, but hes clearly aiming it at Trump and others who dont support climate policies.
Its no secret some scientists, environmentalists and politicians use hurricanes and other extreme weather events to sound the alarm on global warming. Climate campaigner Brad Johnson, for example, is just one of many activists currently blaming Hurricane Florence on fossil fuel emissions.
But the timing of Hurricane Florence, coupled with Trumps deregulatory agenda, has some seemingly relishing in the supposed irony. Some are juxtaposing the storm against Trumps repealing of Obama-era methane regulations.
For example, Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann touted how ironic it was that Florence came as the Trump administration engages in another assault on policies aimed at curbing carbon emissions.
Mann told The New York Times on Thursday that Florence was fueled in part by bathwater-hot Atlantic Ocean temperatures warmed by human carbon emissions, that would only be made warmer because Trump is dismantling an Obama-era policy on methane emissions a rule that has no measurable effect on warming.
Mann, of course, is assuming global warming made Florence more intense through ocean warming, despite there being no increasing trend overall in hurricanes.
In fact, even WaPos editorial claiming Trump was complicit in Florences damages admitted its hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change before going on to blame Trump.
Over at E&E News, one reporter asked: Will a big storm bring congressional climate converts?
E&E News reported that some in the advocacy world hope storms like Florence will eventually spell a political epiphany for Republicans in Congress. The article quotes climate activists who see Republicans breaking because of extreme weather.
I think were seeing the breaking point now, Steve Valk, spokesman for Citizens Climate Lobby, told E&E News. With the three storms we had last fall $300 billion worth of damage, thousands of lives lost I think people are connecting the dots.
Still, storms and other extreme weather can provide what Anthony Leiserowitz termed teachable moments rare times when people collectively focus on a story with direct connections to climate change.
Leiserowitz, who heads Yale Universitys Program on Climate Change Communication, went on to say that hurricanes, like Florence, are teachable moments when it comes to global warming.
A coordinated offensive no doubt.
Trump , the creator of Hurricanes
it’s all #metoo
Tick, tick, tick...
It’s ‘cause of Trump AND Kavanaugh.
Can’t forget how Brett Kavanaugh caused hurricanes.
How can anyone not howl in laughter at the Left anymore?
These deranged individuals will throw any old pile of poo against the wall and wait to see what sticks.
Actually, I blame Tokyo Rove.
“Increased from Cat 4 to Cat 2 overnight. Trump’s fault.”
"Grrr grrr, No!"
hurricane derangement syndrome ...
Ah, the adherents of the unproven Climate Change Conspiracy Theory never give up!!!!
Why don’t they just grab the witch doctor, some bones, do some incantations and throw President Trump into the eye of the storm? Maybe it will stop then. Prehistoric acting whack-a-doodles.
Glad they do not know how crazy they sound.
#FakeScience + #TDS = #MoonBatCircleJerk
But it’s now degrading to a Cat2 storm so is Trump great or what ... plays with weather.
Funny how they change the way they count casualties so they can blame President Trump.
Why is Michael Mann still working ?
He is a complete crackpot.
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