Currently — May 25, 2023: Ron DeSantis denies climate change is affecting Florida

The weather, currently.

After his laughably awkward launch of his presidential campaign on Twitter, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis went on Fox News and was asked about the role of climate change.

"The hurricanes have not increased in number," DeSantis said, which is of course wrong and will keep getting wronger especially if we keep electing anti-science bigots like DeSantis.

On the one hand, it's good that climate change is a front-and-center issue in America in 2023 even on Fox News. On the other hand, I can't even with this bullshit.

If you'd like to support frontline climate advocates in Florida that are doing the intersecting work of countering the racialized climate destruction of the DeSantis Administration, there are few organizations better than the CLEO Institute in Miami.

-Eric Holthaus

What you can do, currently.

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