The left seems to wake up every day to see what catastrophe is leading the news, then find a way to blame President Donald Trump.
As climate change alarmists wait for Hurricane Doria to impact the United States, they have worked themselves into a state of collective outrage. They are viewing the hurricane’s ongoing destruction in the Bahamas while pointing fingers at the policies of the Trump administration.
The hurricane is heading for the East Coast, and many counties in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia have ordered mass evacuations. Hundreds of national and international flights across the US have been cancelled.
Twitter haters prayed for the hurricane to flatten Trump’s Mar a Lago estate in Florida “teach the climate change denier-in-chief” a lesson.
Even international groups are attacking the president. The Giovani Democratici Bergamo (GDB), an Italian political party, issued a statement on Monday placing the blame for the destruction Hurricane Dorian wrought on the Bahamas on the president, calling the hurricane the ‘Son of Trump.’
The hurricane stalled over the northern Bahamas on Monday, battering the islands with sustained winds of up to to 185 mph. On Sunday into Monday there were gusts of up to 225 mph and up to 30 inches of rain. Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed in the Abaco Islands.
Five people have been killed, including an eight-year-old boy, who became the first casualty of the hurricane. He was killed after his family attempted to relocate their home.
Foreign Minister Darren Henfield told the ZNS Network,“From all accounts we have received catastrophic damage. We have reports of casualties, we have reports of bodies being seen. We cannot confirm those reports until we go out and have a look for ourselves.”
Hurricane Doria is the second most powerful Atlantic storm on record and the strongest ever to hit the midwestern Bahamas.
While surveying the damage from Hurricane Michael in Georgia last October Trump said: “There is something there, man-made or not. There is something there. It is going to go back and forth,” “We have been hit by the weather, there is no question about it.”
Climate change activists were disgusted, claiming that Trump says there is no correlation between the increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes in recent years and global warming. In fact, the president often points to the ongoing disagreement and uncertainty in the scientific community about the factors contributing to these ‘super hurricanes.’
The GDB argued that the international scientific community says the exact opposite, and they righteously stand in agreement with them. They rejected Trump’s call to pray for the Bahamas to resolve the crisis and they argued he pulled out of the Paris agreement on climate change to punish Democrats.
“The increase in these cataclysmic phenomena is not an accident, but the result of nefarious political choices by right-wing administrations such as Trump, which denies even the clearest scientific evidence in the name of defending the profits of mega corporations, which look only to gain and not environmental impact,” the party said in a statement.
“As we have been used for decades to witness this type of event in the Caribbean and its surroundings, it is absolutely not normal for a phenomenon to reach this scale. The Earth is launching clear messages about the state of the climate, which should prompt us to act immediately in all ways. But how do hurricanes form? Why do they originate almost always in the same Caribbean latitudes and what does the Gulf Stream have to do with it?” the party inquired.
Florida senator and former governor Rick Scott also came under fire for his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
“You have expressed mixed feelings over the years about climate change and about the role that human activity plays, but it — it sure seems like these hurricanes are getting bigger, stronger, more intense. Do you see a connection?” Wallace asked.
Scott’s measured response placed him in the crosshairs of the global warming evangelists.
“Well, first off, we know the climate’s changing, and then we know our storms seem to be getting bigger. I mean just in the — in — with the last four years as governor, I had four of them. Now we have them — my first year out as governor. So we don’t know what the cause is, but we’ve got to react to it,” Scott said.
CNN on Monday repeated its misleading mantra in a story headlined, “Trump doesn’t think he’s ‘ever even heard of a Category 5’ hurricane. Four such storms have threatened the US since he took office.”
“While researchers can’t definitively say the climate crisis is leading to more intense hurricanes, scientists have found that rising sea levels due to global warming can further exacerbate the impact of Atlantic hurricanes,” the report stated.
The reality is science does not offer conclusive evidence that these catastrophic hurricanes are caused by climate change.
Last month, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks and studies all storms in the US, published a review, revised Aug 15, 2019.
It noted that, “In the northwest Pacific basin, there is emerging evidence for a detectable poleward shift in the latitude of maximum intensity of tropical cyclones, with a tentative link to anthropogenic warming. In the Atlantic, it is premature to conclude with high confidence that human activities–and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming – have already had a detectable impact on hurricane activity.”
Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, contradicts that view, claiming climate change leads to these warmer and wetter environments and sets the stage for what can be the storms’ biggest threat: heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
During Trump’s administration there have been four Category Five hurricanes, giving the activists plenty of fodder to target him. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic basin hurricanes ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, pounded nine US states. That same year Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc in Puerto Rico.
Last October, Hurricane Michael, which was originally designated as a Category 4, barreled into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 5 hurricane.
Trump’s position is perfectly reasonable, based on current scientific data. Cruel sound bites will not create an atmosphere where both sides can have a thoughtful discussion about these disturbing phenomena. Until scientists can point to conclusive evidence that hurricane intensity is connected to global warming and climate change, the true believers need to quit their unsavory prayers for the president’s destruction.