Hurricane #Irma Should Shut Up All the Global Warming Deniers for Good

Hurricane #Irma Should Shut Up All the Global Warming Deniers for Good


A second major Hurricane is headed to the East Coast of the United States, and this time, it looks like it will be historic.

Hurricane Irma, is now headed for the Island of Barbuda, one of the first countries in the chain of Caribbean Islands in the Atlantic.  Hurricane Irma is then expected to directly impact the Virgin islands, Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Anguilla, countries all in the hurricane’s direct path.

We are certain to have a week of hurricane news and estimates on whether Irma is a historic and record storm.  What we won’t have a week of is science and global warming deniers running their mouths about how global warming is a figment of everyone’s imagination.  

Remember the days when Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) droned on about “eggheads” when it came to the question of global warming as Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) argued with him in the other direction in hearings? He’s pretty silent now. He’s likely to get even more stone silent as a “potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane” makes landfall and brings destruction to several Caribbean islands before striking the United States.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


  1. In all seriousness.. who writes this drivel?? What? they just pass you along in media school until you get to “TMZ INTERN” level and turn you out among the masses? A woman “who is a independent journalist” ( IE cant get hired) creates a “blog” based on the skin color of congressional members and calls that ok? ….. and sheeple will follow…..sheesh.

  2. CO2 doesn’t drive climate – much less man-made CO2. We only emit 3% each year; nature emits the other 97%. It doesn’t take a whole lot of math to know that lowering our emissions won’t change anything. Climate is about location. For12 years we had no major hurricanes and this year, which was predicted to be active, we get two, and we’re supposed to shut up?
    Go back to school please. Climate 101. It’s about location.

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