President Joe Biden participates in a CNN Town Hall with Don Lemon, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) [Photo Credit: The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
CNN anchor Don Lemon did not get the answer he was looking for when he tried to ask the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration”s hurricane director if climate change is responsible for intensifying hurricanes.
As hurricane Ian barrels down on Florida Democrats and the media are increasing their attempts to link a weather event to climate change.
“Can you tell us what this is and what effect climate change has on this phenomenon?” Lemon asked Rhone during the segment.
Rhone responded, “Well, we can come back and talk about climate change at a later time, 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’s still over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico but I don’t think we’re going to get any more rapid intensification.”
But Lemon would not let it go as people sit in harms way, he needed to get his talking point across.
He pressed, “Listen, I’m just trying to get the — you said you wanted to talk about climate change, 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.”
Rhone then delivered the truth to Lemon, “I don’t think you can link climate change to any one event on the whole, cumulative, climate change may be making storms worse, but to link it to any one event, I would caution against that.”