Cruising home, heading into the hurricane season and the midterm elections, both equally destructive, it’s sad to see how quickly tragedies become politicized, and therein lies the tragedy.
Just as many Floridians began to laud the non-existent hurricane season, Hurricane Ian brought on its fury and pummeled the U.S. barring down particularly hard on Florida and the Carolinas leaving destruction in its wake.
According to NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “Hurricanes are powerhouse weather events that suck heat from tropical waters to fuel their fury. These violent storms form over the ocean, often beginning as a tropical wave—a low-pressure area that moves through the moisture-rich tropics, possibly enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity.”
So, Hurricane Ian did what hurricanes do: they intensify very quickly. Just as quickly, as the untold damage and human suffering began to surface, so did the opportunity to push the Green New Deal, pointing to climate change as the real culprit.
However, words matter. In the ’70s, the first real battle cry was Anthropogenic Global Warming, in layman’s terms, man-made, but it became a hard sell politically over time. Then through some semantic hocus-pocus, this “man-made destruction” was changed to Climate Change, something that couldn’t be denied. Still, the mantra was that global warming caused the climate to change. And here we are today, where everything is conveniently blamed on Climate Change…meaning you are to blame…and at a very high cost.
If you’d like to read more about the genesis of climate change, follow the money, follow the science, its politicization, and what really can be done, you may find my book, Climatized enlightening. It is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook.
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