Mainstream Media Misrepresent Hurricane Harvey’s Climate Change Connection
This week, on The National, the news anchor asked a CBC meteorologist whether Harvey was linked to climate change. In this interview on the Real News, I ask award-winning meteorologist Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Centre for Atmospheric Research to evaluate The National’s analysis of the links between climate change and this devastating storm. As Dr. Trenberth explains, The National’s meteorologist gave an explanation that was woefully inadequate. I also asked Dr. Trenberth to respond to assertions from right-wing pundits that those who are talking about the links between climate change and Harvey are ‘politicizing’ the catastrophe. Dr. Trenberth argues that now is precisely the time that we should be exploring the true causes of this historic hurricane.
You can watch my interview of Dr. Trenberth here: