House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that recent drastic weather and wildfires are related to climate change, saying “Mother Nature is not happy with us.”
“On another note, we see the wildfires in the West. We see that at home. The smoke — it’s so devastating,” Pelosi said during her Wednesday press conference.
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“As you see the floods of Ida, the storms of Ida in the South and in the Northeast, Mother Nature is not happy with us in terms of how we recognize the challenges [that] face us,” Pelosi added.
“Climate crisis is real. Human behavior has an impact on it. We have public policy proposals that I hope would be bipartisan. However, the fossil fuel industry weighs in very heavily [on] some of the people in the other side of the aisle,” Pelosi also noted.
The House Speaker was not the only one to address climate change in response to recent natural disasters. President Joe Biden also referred to climate change during remarks while visiting New Jersey following Hurricane Ida storm damage.
The left’s focus on climate change may energize the party’s donors and supporters, but the words do little to help with the immediate concerns facing those impacted by storms or wildfires. Instead, those hurting need emergency response, not a lecture about climate change.