Biden Claims Hurricane Ian Proves Climate Change, Despite Hurricane Expert’s Dismissal

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President Joe Biden attributed deadly Hurricane Ian to climate change and suggested radical “should bash thing astir it,” contempt specified a decision going against the nation’s apical hurricane expert.

Biden traveled connected Oct. 5 to Florida to survey the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida and conscionable those who had mislaid homes and businesses. While the president enactment up a uncommon agreed beforehand with Gov. Ron DeSantis successful the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, arsenic the 2 toured the harm and praised each different for collaboration, Biden opened his remarks by underscoring clime change.

“We’re successful a concern wherever the Colorado River looks much similar a stream,” Biden said during his Wednesday speech successful Fort Myers Beach, a hard-hit municipality successful southwest Florida during the Ian landfall, arsenic DeSantis stood down him.

“There’s a batch going on, and I deliberation the 1 happening this has yet ended is simply a treatment astir whether oregon not there’s clime alteration and we should bash thing astir it,” the president continued.

When Hurricane Ian, described by DeSantis arsenic a “500-year flood event,” slammed into the authorities past week and caused wide destruction, flooding, and powerfulness outages to coastal communities, it spurred a bevy of Liberals and left-wing media outlets to propulsion hard the clime agenda, asserting that c emissions and planetary warming person intensified hurricanes.

Biden administration’s apical hurricane expert, however, has rebuked specified claims owed to deficiency of evidence.

“I don’t deliberation you tin nexus clime alteration to immoderate 1 event,” Jamie Rhome, the acting manager of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center, told CNN during a Sept. 27 interview, aft being pressed astir however clime alteration had contributed to the tempest and its “rapid intensification.”

“On the whole, connected the cumulative, clime alteration whitethorn beryllium making storms worse. But to nexus it to immoderate 1 event, I would caution against that,” Rhome added.

‘Premature’ Conclusion

NOAA precocious released a study with akin conclusions, saying “it is premature to reason with precocious assurance that human-caused increases successful greenhouse gases” person impacted hurricane enactment successful the Atlantic.

“After adjusting for a apt under-count of hurricanes successful the pre-satellite epoch determination is fundamentally nary semipermanent inclination successful hurricane counts,” according to the national agency.

Michael Shellenberger, the laminitis and president of Environmental Progress and writer of “The Death of Environmentalism,” pushed backmost the semipermanent inclination of expanding hurricane strength astatine CPAC Australia, known arsenic the Conservative Political Action Conference, successful Sydney.

“The champion disposable subject predicts that determination volition beryllium a 25 percent diminution successful hurricane frequence successful the future, adjacent alongside a 5 percent summation successful intensity, which we are not seeing astatine this point,” the California-based environmentalist said connected Oct. 1.

As portion of his Wednesday remarks, Biden stressed the magnitude of national assistance Florida volition person for tempest assistance and arsenic portion of Democrat-backed spending, including $13 cardinal implicit the adjacent 5 years for highways and bridges.

The decease toll from Hurricane Ian has climbed past 100, portion astir 400,000 homes and businesses remained without powerfulness successful Florida arsenic of Oct. 4.

Rita Li

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Rita Li is simply a newsman with The Epoch Times, focusing connected U.S. and China-related topics. She began penning for the Chinese-language variation successful 2018.