“We’ve got to listen to the scientists and the economists and the national security experts. They all tell us this is code red,” President Joe Biden said while visiting neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey hit hard by Hurricane Ida.
“The nation and the world are in peril. That’s not hyperbole. That is a fact,” he added.
But is it? While the president is well known for his empathy, his climate science is a bit weak. Almost everything he said was factually incorrect.
Biden’s not alone. Media coverage of Hurricane Ida — as with every other major weather event — was full of “reports” that the latest storm or flood or fire is “proof” that a climate disaster is impending.
Not that average temperatures are rising — a conclusion nearly all climate scientists concede –but that the weather is getting worse and a world-killing climate crisis is right around the corner.
As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put it…