Mainstream media pundits and high-ranking politicians have decided to blame Hurricane Idalia’s path of destruction on climate change. The Category 3 hurricane made landfall near Tallahassee, Florida, and continued on through the Florida panhandle, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The storm surge upon landfall in Florida was significant, but not outside of what is to be expected from a storm this time of year.
Hurricanes always happen during warm months of the year and August is a notoriously hot month for these storms. Both Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina took place in August. The Gulf of Mexico and the Southern East Coast have been getting summer storms dating back to the first civilizations of man to walk these regions.
Blaming climate change for hurricanes and/or the severity of hurricanes is ridiculous. Much of the significant geographic features on the East Coast of the United States were formed by these powerful storms. However, the trend to do in 2023 is to blame any sort of extreme weather event on manmade climate change. These media and left-wing political types not only blamed Hurricane Idalia on climate change but also the wildfires in Hawaii.
How climate change fueled Hurricane Idalia – YouTube
Adam Schiff on X: “The devastating damage caused by Hurricane Idalia along the coast is a heartbreaking reminder of the human toll of the climate crisis. To those in its path, be careful, and please closely follow official advisories. My thoughts are with you and your families.” / X
What rapid intensification means as Idalia tracks through the Gulf of Mexico | CNN
How Hurricane Idalia went from Category 1 to Category 4 overnight
Hurricane Idalia live tracker: Tropical Storm Idalia slams the Carolinas while Florida surveys aftermath | The Independent
Tropical Storm Idalia live updates: Florida continues rescue efforts as storm moves on to Georgia and South Carolina | NPR
Hurricane Idalia hits Florida as a Cat 3 with 125 mph winds » Yale Climate Connections
How does climate change affect hurricanes like Idalia? : NPR
Biden says climate crisis is undeniable after Hurricane Idalia damage | Reuters