ABC News Quietly Changes Headline to Include Climate Change as Factor in Maui Wildfires After Left’s Complaints

  • Post category:News / US News

Get Your Patriot911 Newsletter In Your Email Inbox

ABC News on Tuesday updated an article on the Maui wildfires in Hawaii ruling out climate change to clarify that it isn’t the “entire” cause of the conflagrations.

The original report Monday by Julia Jacobo, Samantha Wnek, and Ginger Zee, titled “Why climate change can’t be blamed for the Maui wildfires,” received considerable backlash from the Left on social media. 

ABC News then changed the article’s headline, adding the word “entirely,” and clarifying that “climate change may have amplified the conditions that led to the deadly wildfires on Maui” in a social media post on Tuesday evening—claiming that a NASA spokesperson said climate change might have “nudged” conditions in Maui. NBC News followed by stating the extent of climate change’s involvement was “unclear.”

There’s currently no evidence that suggests climate change—the theory that the Earth is heating uncontrollably due to industrialization and man-made carbon emissions—played a role in the Hawaiian wildfires. 

The wildfires have burned at an alarming rate over the past week, scorching towns and the western Maui countryside, devastating Lahaina with its population of about 13,000 people. An estimated 2,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity, and thousands are currently staying in shelters, hotel rooms, Airbnb rentals, and individually rented rooms, or with friends and family. The death toll currently sits at 106, and is expected to continue climbing as rescue workers and canine teams sift through the horrifying wreckage to find survivors and bodies.

While prominent Democrats such as Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., have laid the blame for the Maui wildfires on climate change, the data indicates otherwise. 

As Elise McCue wrote in a report for The Daily Signal, large fields that formerly hosted Hawaii’s booming sugar cane industry have been left fallow—replaced by hundreds of acres of dry, tall grasses and weeds. 

Additionally, topographical and forest management reports indicate the disrepair that not only Hawaiian, but also continental U.S. and Canadian forests have fallen into. All of them have suffered disastrous wildfires easily spread by the dense undergrowth and dry, fallen timber left unattended, and restrictive cattle-grazing standards.

Is Biden the ultimate embarrassment to our country?

This poll gives you free access to your Patriot911 Newsletter in your email inbox. Email field is required. Unsubscribe at any time.

My colleague Jarrett Stepman noted a 2014 Wall Street Journal report that cautioned the danger of a likely wildfire in Maui due to several factors—none of which included climate change. A Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization protection plan “warned that Lahaina was among Maui’s most fire-prone areas because of its proximity to parched grasslands, steep terrain and frequent winds.”

ABC News did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for explanation or comment on the change made to its article.

Have an opinion about this article? To sound off, please email and we’ll consider publishing your edited remarks in our regular “We Hear You” feature. Remember to include the url or headline of the article plus your name and town and/or state.

The post ABC News Quietly Changes Headline to Include Climate Change as Factor in Maui Wildfires After Left’s Complaints appeared first on The Daily Signal.

The Daily Signal
Share to break through the censorship!

JOIN US @NewRightNetwork on our Telegram, Twitter, Facebook Page and Groups, and other social media for instant news updates!

New Right Network depends on your support as a patriot-ran American news network. Donate now