Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

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  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Sept. 13, 2018 12:21 p.m.

    @Vanceone
    Thank you for providing the name of the article. Too often people refuse to provide sources for their claims.

    I read through the editorial. I feel you're overstating their position quite a bit. for reference here's where they call him complicit,
    "Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters."

    Claiming that Mr. Trump is among those who downplay human involvement in climate change isn't a stretch, he's proud of it. You may not believe in human caused climate change but the vast majority of scientists do.

    There's a difference between saying someone is responsible for something result and saying they are complicity in allowing a problem to continue.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Sept. 13, 2018 10:31 a.m.

    Bass679: Try reading the Washington Post's editorial on September 11 entitled: "Another Hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit." They blamed Trump for the hurricane's devastation.... that hasn't even happened yet.

    Of course, that was back when Florence was a Category 4 storm. Now that it is swiftly dropping in speed, will they give Trump the credit?

    Of course not. But I'm sure they will credit Obama--after all, Obama is the one who proclaimed that he was God over the weather, saying with his (Obama's) election the oceans would recede and the earth would heal.

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Sept. 13, 2018 7:34 a.m.

    @Thid Barker
    Out of curiosity I went and scoured every Washington Post article about the hurricane that I could find. Out of 4 articles I could find from today NONE of them blamed the president. One person interviewed in one of the articles expressed skepticism that emergency services were prepared for the storm. Considering that the interviewed person was in Puerto Rico for the hurricane last year that's pretty understandable, accurate or not.

    In no way does that constitute saying, "President Trump was responsible for hurricane Florence".

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 3:12 p.m.

    @Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    Sept. 12, 2018 2:05 p.m.
    Impartial7: The Washington Post said this morning President Trump was responsible for hurricane Florence."

    He's a disaster in himself and responsible for a lot of other disasters, but not Florence. "Fake News".

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 3:00 p.m.

    “They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It's tremendously big and tremendously wet, tremendous amounts of water,”

    What a vocabulary, the people in the way of this hurricane should be glad that Donald even recognizes them as Americans, unlike the poor Americans in Puerto Rico.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Sept. 12, 2018 2:05 p.m.

    Impartial7: The Washington Post said this morning President Trump was responsible for hurricane Florence.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 12, 2018 11:55 a.m.

    It'll be interesting to see how the evangelicals will spin this. They blamed the debauchery of New Orleans for the reason Katrina hit them. South Carolina and North Carolina are in the heart of the Bible Belt. Why is Florence targeting them?