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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Newsmax: Political Analyst Andrew Lieb Discusses Climate Crisis, Maui Fire, & Hurricane Idalia

In a recent interview with Newsmax, political analyst Andrew Lieb criticized President Biden's response to the devastating wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Ida. Lieb pointed out that over 115 people had died and 100 were still missing in the disasters. However, Biden had focused more on politicizing the issues and pushing his climate change agenda rather than empathizing with victims and prioritizing relief efforts.

Lieb argued that politicians need to "triage" these situations by first expressing support and offering help to those affected, rather than immediately turning the conversation to policy debates. With so many lives lost and communities destroyed, Lieb said those impacted were unlikely to be thinking about climate change at that moment - the priority should be addressing the immediate humanitarian crisis.

Lieb advocated for a more pragmatic leader who can balance addressing both the human costs of disasters as well as longer-term scientific issues.