Hurricane Ian proved to be a catastrophe, causing several dozen casualties, millions of power outages, and billions of dollars in damage. Based on wind speed, it was one of the five most powerful hurricanes in recorded history to hit the United States. And though there seemed to be some confusion on this point stemming from a viral CNN clip from September 27th, climate change did play a role. Ethan breaks down the story of Hurricane Ian, the ensuing media chaos, and some key takeaways in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”
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Writer: Ethan Brown, Maddy Schmidt
Fact Checker: Ysabel Wulfing
Editor: Megan Antone
Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano, Maddy Schmidt
Ad Voiceover: Will Andronico
Music: Brett Sawka
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