Florida Governor DeSantis Rejects Blaming Climate Change for Hurricane Idalia Devastation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, has rejected claims that climate change is to blame for the devastation caused by Hurricane Idalia, describing it as “a lie.”

In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, which left over 280,000 homes and businesses in Florida without power, President Joe Biden attributed the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters like Idalia to climate change.

However, Governor DeSantis expressed a different view while speaking in Yankeetown, Florida. He argued that hurricanes are not a recent phenomenon and that politicizing such events is counterproductive.

DeSantis acknowledged that Florida has experienced “very busy” hurricane seasons with significant storms in the past. He cautioned against using natural disasters as a pretext for advancing specific political agendas, emphasizing that adopting “left-wing policies at the federal level” would not prevent hurricanes.

The governor highlighted historical examples, mentioning a storm in 1896 that followed a similar track to Idalia and a devastating hurricane in 1935 with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour.

DeSantis also opted not to join President Biden during his visit to Florida after the hurricane, suggesting that the president’s presence could disrupt disaster response efforts.

Richard Shaw
Richard Shaw
Richard Shaw is a seasoned conservative news journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Richard is known for his insightful reporting on national and international affairs, as well as his in-depth analysis of political and cultural issues.

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