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Nationwide Hurricane Middle’s Rohme Dismisses CNN Host Lemon’s Effort to Tie Hurricane Ian to Local weather Change

Tuesday, throughout an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Nationwide Hurricane Middle appearing director Jamie Rohme responded to the chance Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida was a direct consequence of local weather change.

Rohme downplayed any direct ties to local weather change however mentioned it was attainable “on the cumulative.”

Partial transcript as follows:

LEMON: Sure, that’s an enormous space. So, meteorologists, Jamie, have mentioned that this storm might be coming into one other interval of speedy intensification. Are you able to inform us what that is and what impact the local weather change has on this phenomenon?

ROHME: Properly, we will come again and discuss local weather change at a later time. I need to give attention to the right here and now. We predict the speedy intensification might be nearly finished. There might be a bit bit extra intensification because it’s nonetheless over the nice and cozy waters of the Jap Gulf of Mexico, however I don’t assume we’re going to get any extra speedy intensification.

When you look right here, you may truly see fairly fascinating to your viewers. You possibly can truly see a second eye wall forming across the inside eye wall, and that’s principally the second eye wall has overtaken the unique eye wall, and that ought to arrest improvement.

LEMON: So, pay attention, I simply — I’m simply making an attempt to get that you simply mentioned you need to discuss local weather change, however what — what impact does local weather change have on this phenomenon that — that’s occurring now. As a result of it appears these storms are intensifying. That’s the query right here.

ROHME: I don’t assume you may hyperlink local weather change to anyone occasion —


ROHME: — on the entire, on the cumulative, a local weather change could also be making storms worse. However to hyperlink it to anyone occasion, I’d warning in opposition to them.

LEMON: OK. Properly, they — pay attention, I grew up there and these storms are intensifying one thing is inflicting them to accentuate.

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