‘I Grew Up There’: CNN’s Don Lemon Tries To Tie Climate Change To Hurricane Ian

Although severe storms have always battered the coast of our nation, many leftist activists are attempting to use the approach of Hurricane Ian to advance their climate change agenda.

For CNN host Don Lemon, he clearly saw an opportunity to do just that when he invited National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Acting Director Jamie Rohme to discuss the storm during his Tuesday night program.

“You said you wanted to talk about climate change, but what effect does climate change have on this phenomenon that is happening now?” he asked. “Because it seems that these storms are intensifying. That’s the question.”

While Rohme acknowledged that “on the cumulative, climate change may be making storms worse,” he was quick to shut down Lemon’s line of questioning.

“I don’t think you can link climate change to any one event,” he said, adding that he would “caution against” attempts to connect any one storm to the overall change in global climate.

Lemon was apparently not satisfied with that response and cited his own ties to the area in an effort to bolster his case.

“OK, listen, I grew up there and these storms are intensifying,” he said. “Something is causing these storms to intensify.”

Lemon’s on-air antics elicited a number of critical responses, including from Fox News Channel meteorologist Janice Dean, who applauded Rohme’s focus on the most important issue at hand.

Of course, he is not the only climate change alarmist who has tried to make political hay out of the approaching hurricane. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) appeared on MSNBC this week to insist that voting for Democrats in the upcoming midterms would serve to prevent future natural disasters.

“We just did something about climate change for the first time in decades,” she declared. “That’s why we have to win this as that hurricane bears down on Florida. We have to win in the midterms.”

Meanwhile, state and local leaders across Florida are focused on saving lives and protecting property as Hurricane Ian gains intensity.

Multiple counties were identified as potential targets for the Category 4 storm, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis warned on Wednesday that it is “no longer possible to safely evacuate” from these areas, adding: “It’s time to hunker down and prepare for this storm.”