2019-09-09 12:50:29

Hurricane Dorian Was Fueled by Climate Change

At least 44 people are dead, and the number is expected to rise dramatically, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week.

More than 70,000 on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, remain missing.

As the Bahamas faces unprecedented destruction and thousands continue to seek shelter and aid, the island nation has been described as “ground zero” for the climate crisis.

Despite this, the mainstream media has largely omitted any mention of global warming in its coverage of the disaster.

Democracy Now! speaks to Allison Fisher, outreach director of Public Citizen’s Climate and Energy Program.

She says, “If you are an American that is turning to one of these sources, whether it be ABC or NBC or your major paper in your state, for information, you are not hearing what the scientific community wants you to know, which is the climate crisis is making these storms much more dangerous and, in some cases, deadly.”

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