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Dr. Jane Orient: Fossil Fuel Use isn't Causing Hurricanes but is Helping us Recover in the Aftermath

September 21, 2017

Climate alarmists claim fossil fuel use is causing more, stronger hurricanes. Evidence shows this isn't true and energy restrictions imposed to fight climate change will make recovery from these natural events more difficult, costing lives.

Eco-radicals and climate alarmists have shamelessly cited the horrific destruction from Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma as evidence of human caused climate change. Dr. Jane Orient discusses why these claims are false and how the recent spate of hurricanes was due entirely to natural causes.

In addition, actions proposed to fight climate change including restrictions on the use of fossil fuels would make a bad situation worse, hampering disaster preparedness and disaster recovery. It is fossil fuels and nuclear power that are keeping the lights on and helping to get electric power going again, not wind or solar power.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Jane M. Orient, M.D. is executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. @jorient