“The Florida governor rejected millions in climate funding. Now his state is suffering from a storm fueled by climate change.” If he’d taken the funds, he could have stopped the hurricane. Simple. That’s how things work.
The spin began with “deadly”, “life threatening”, “catastrophic” speculation, then followed that afterwards with “It wasn’t that bad”, and stories saying the tropical storm was 100% caused by the Global Boiling ClimateCrisis, and then a few adding historical context of past tropical storms and even a hurricane.
Should climate change be re-branded as a public health issue?
In July, the national news reported about smoke from Canada wild fires impacting east coast cities. Why the AQI was over 100! Oh my! In the past few days, the AQI at my town has exceeded 500. It’s not even worth a news story in my state, outside the County.
What was the cause of the devastating Maui fires? At this point, no one knows. But media has no trouble speculating!