- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was interviewed on Fox News as part of a media tour promoting his potential 2024 presidential campaign. During the interview, DeSantis discussed his opinions on climate change and the government’s role in addressing it. DeSantis correctly noted that although Florida experiences frequent hurricanes, there is no increase in the number of hurricanes making landfall. However, he then made a mistake by denying that climate change has any impact on hurricane frequency or severity. While some advocates have incorrectly suggested that climate change is causing more hurricanes, the scientific consensus is that rising temperatures are contributing to fewer hurricanes but greater intensity. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that Florida and other coastal areas will experience continued sea level rise which could lead to more frequent and severe coastal flooding and erosion. DeSantis believes that private sector innovation can reduce emissions and dismissed the need for government regulations on the matter. His Twitter Spaces launch event was delayed due to technical difficulties, but his status as the only potentially competitive challenger to Donald Trump for the GOP nomination has drawn national attention to his campaign.
Florida Governor DeSantis Denies Existence of Climate Change, Calling it a ‘Weather Politicalization’
- 25 May 2023
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