CNN anchor Don Lemon was owned by an expert when he claimed that Hurricane Ian was directly correlated to climate change.
As Florida braces for a hurricane, Democrats use the natural disaster to push climate change.
National Hurricane Center expert Jamie Rhome was on CNN discussing the details of the storm. Lemon repeatedly tried to bring up climate change and get Rhome on board. However, it backfired on the Democrat host when the expert refused to play along.
“Can you tell us what this is and what effect the climate change has on this phenomenon?” Lemon asked.
“Well, we can come back and talk about climate change at a later time,” Rhome replied. “I want to focus on the here and now. We think the rapid intensification is probably almost done; there could be a little bit more intensification, as it still is over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, but I don’t think we’re gonna get any more rapid intensification. If you look here, you can actually see, pretty interesting for your viewers, you can actually see a second eyewall forming around the inner eyewall, and that’s basically the second eyewall has overtaken the original eyewall, and that should arrest development.”
With climate change fixation heavy on most liberals’ minds, Lemon pushed the issue and once again tried to tie climate change to the hurricane and get the expert to agree with him.
This is amazing. Don Lemon tries to blame Hurricane Ian on climate change. NOAA's hurricane director shuts him down. pic.twitter.com/svTjHtE8hl
— Alex Pfeiffer (@__Pfeiffer) September 28, 2022
“So listen, I just, I’m just trying to get the, you said you want to talk about climate change,” Lemon said. “But what effect does climate change have on this phenomenon that is happening now? Because it seems these storms are intensifying. That’s the question.”
“I don’t think you can link climate change to any one event,” Rhome told him. “On the whole, on the cumulative, climate change may be making storms worse, but to link it to any one event, I would caution against that.”
At this point, Lemon is visually angry as someone with expertise in this field is not promoting his narrative.
“Okay, well, listen, I grew up there, and these storms are intensifying,” a clearly annoyed Lemon shot back. “Something is causing them to intensify.”
As of the morning of September 28, Hurricane Ian became a powerful Category 4 hurricane. Maximum wind speeds reached 155 mph, and severe flooding occurred in some areas.
Evacuations around coastlines have been ordered as flooding increases. However, despite most mainstream media reports claiming climate change is to be blamed, this claim is contested.
Studies have shown that hurricane frequencies are not increasing, and the trend has been slightly down since the 1900s.