Donald Trump is complicit in the damage that hurricanes cause because of the way he denies and exacerbates climate change through his policies, holds the editorial board of The Washington Post. Science has pointed out clear links between Hurricane Harvey’s destructiveness and climate change caused by humans. Only this week did Trump announce plans to relax regulations on methane emissions. A greenhouse gas, it is highly damaging to the environment. His policies have systematically ignored the growing danger of climate change and the disasters it causes. Hurricane Florence only happens because people like him continue to act this way.
The notion that President Trump can be blamed for Hurricane Florence and its potential damage is ridiculous, holds Brian Flood of Fox News. The Washington Post’s editorial board comes from a strongly partisan place and ignores the fact that climate change has been decades in the making. The hurricane is set to affect millions of Americans and cause tragic losses. Finding ways to pin responsibility on the president before any of this happens is a cheap tactic. The argument the Post made is part of a larger campaign to undermine Trump. Blaming a single hurricane on one person twists science to fit political agendas.