Joy Reid says global warming is fueling Hurricane Ian

“The ReidOut” host Joy Reid took time out during ongoing coverage of Hurricane Ian on Wednesday to rage about global warming with fellow MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi.

Hurricane Ian officially hit Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm. Millions of Florida citizens have evacuated and millions have already lost power due to the storm.

As Velshi reported live on the storm’s impact, Reid took time to discuss global warming, which she says has allowed hurricanes to “thrive.”

“There are a lot of things that have changed on the earth that have made these things worse, haven’t they? These things are thriving because the water is getting warmer. We stopped calling it global warming for political reasons. , but that’s how it is. Our earth is getting warmer and there’s no doubt, I think, that it’s feeding these beasts,” Reid said.

Velshi agreed with Reid’s sentiment, suggesting that Hurricane Ian’s intensity is the result of climate change.

“What stands out is the intensity. People say there have been hurricanes for millennia. Well, that’s true, but sometimes we get some that are so much more damaging and so much more intense,” Velshi said.

MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed there was “no doubt” that climate change was allowing hurricanes to thrive during her show’s coverage of Hurricane Ian.
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He added: “It’s good that we talk about these things in the moment because a lot of times over the years when I’ve talked about it people say, ‘Now is not the time to talk about it. Now is the time to talk about it because people are paying attention to how damaging these things are. It means taking into account how you build things and how you take them into account, which is good in places like Naples here where you can build things that come out of the ground. What about poor areas where people have no money to rebuild? What about what happened in New Orleans during Katrina? That’s why we have to think about climate change versus severe weather, versus how people can actually mitigate it.

Reid further insisted that migration, such as Florida citizens evacuated for the hurricane, will increase due to increased human-caused global warming.

“The reality is, as humans, we’re literally running away from what the climate change that we claim isn’t happening. But we’re physically moved around the earth because of it,” Reid said.

“That will actually be the main cause of migration,” Velshi replied.

MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said modern hurricanes are "so much more damaging and so much more intense."
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said modern hurricanes are “so much more damaging and so much more intense.”
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Damaged homes and vehicles in Fort Myers Beach after Hurricane Ian hit the area on September 29, 2022.
Damaged homes and vehicles in Fort Myers Beach after Hurricane Ian hit the area on September 29, 2022.
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He concluded: “Generally speaking, the prosperous people may move first because they can afford it, but eventually, when the grain stops growing or the fields continue to be flooded, the poor move on. also move. We are going to have to accept the fact that this will be the main cause of migration in the world and here in America. It’s really hard to live in places that are hit by tornadoes and continually hit by hurricanes. You can’t live on it. This is a very important and necessary consideration.

Other media pundits on CNN and MSNBC mocked Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the wake of Hurricane Ian hitting his state for his past undermining climate change advocates.

Teresa H. Sadler