The hosts of Fox News were quick to deny that the storms were in any way related to climate change. In fact, Greg Gutfeld went as far as to say that climate science has never been proven.
The host told viewers:
“Whenever you actually kind of push at the climate change, the claims they make, ask for data, it’s never there. So they always say it’s an increase in weather event without ever saying the severity of it, which goes to your point about deaths. The severity has been on the decline. And we’ve been starting to — we’re keeping track of this, maybe it’s been over half a century not quite. But the amount of death has been on the decline.”
Joe Biden certainly disagrees with the boiler plate Fox News take. The President said during a Thursday press conference, “And to the country, the past few days of Hurricane Ida and the wildfires in the West and the unprecedented flash floods in New York and New Jersey is yet another reminder that these extreme storms and the climate crisis are here.”
Watch a video of Gutfeld’s comments below:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.