Former President Donald Trump and the Republican party were grilled by “The View” Tuesday for the disastrous flooding that left Burning Man attendees stranded in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Co-host Joy Behar blamed the disaster on GOP actions. “This is one of the many tragedies this summer due to climate change,” she said. “I hear Republicans say, ‘Oh, it’s not manmade, it’s not about fossil fuels. You know, when Trump was president, all of that went up, the fossil fuel usage went up. Menace to the planet. Please don’t vote for him, I’m begging you. Get him out of here, he’s so dangerous.”
Behar’s co-hosts echoed her sentiment by attributing the heavy rains and flash floods to climate change. Ana Navarro noted other climate-related catastrophes like wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia.
Behar concluded with a plea to voters: “Don’t vote for him. They have to stop denying and stop with the fossil fuels and whatever else is causing this, I’m begging you, don’t vote for him.”
Joy Behar claims the rain at Burning Man was the result of Climate Change caused directly by Republicans and Trump.
“When Trump was president [fossil fuel use ] went up…He’s so dangerous.” pic.twitter.com/hTxeMF8bTv
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) September 5, 2023
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) expressed a different view in response to those using Hurricane Idalia to push climate hysteria. He said: “We’ve got to stop politicizing the weather and stop politicizing natural disasters. We know from history there’s been times when it’s very busy in Florida, late ‘40s, early ‘50s, you had a lot of hits of significant hurricanes.”
DeSantis added, “The notion that somehow if we just adopt, you know, very left-wing policies at the federal level that somehow we will not have hurricanes, that is a lie.”
The Black Rock Desert flooding occurred when the area was hit by heavy rains that caused flash floods, a shelter-in-place order, and ankle-deep mud. As a result, many vehicles and pedestrians were unable to leave the temporary “Black Rock City”.
The effects of climate change are becoming more and more evident each year, and this tragedy at Burning Man was another direct result. Whether climate change is manmade or not seemed to be a moot point to those stranded in Nevada—they were the ones most affected by the situation, and they were certain that climate change is damaging our planet.