Trump has refused to accept the science about climate change.
President Donald Trump is traveling to California on Monday to catch up on the raging fires that have ravaged western coastal states in recent weeks and have put climate change back on the agenda.
While the Democratic governors of the affected states say the fires represent the latest evidence that global warming is a scientific reality affecting their communities, Trump has historically voiced skepticism about the science of climate change, arguing that Forest mismanagement is the main culprit of catastrophic fires in recent years, contrary to the evidence.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who stood in the midst of ashes and ruins on Friday, said the historically devastating fires that have devastated his state in recent years are a case study of the reality of scientific warnings about climate change and are “ideological.” BS “this one destroys who would deny it.
“The climate change debate is over. Just come to the state of California. See it with your own eyes,” Newsom said as he stood in the middle of an ash-gray haze.
Oregon governor Kate Brown said Sunday the fires were meant to serve as a “wake-up call” that the scientific phenomenon was taking place.
“This really is the cornerstone of climate change on the west coast. This is a wake up call to all of us that we must do everything in our power to fight climate change,” Brown said in an interview with CBS News, adding, that “decades of mismanagement of our forests in this country” also contributed to the historical catastrophe that is now unfolding in their state.
Trump, who once called climate change a “hoax” and dismissed it in 2012 as a concept “developed by and for the Chinese to make US manufacturing uncompetitive,” said Chris Wallace of FOX News in 2018 that the climate “maybe” is The change “contributes a little to the trend of historical fires in recent years”, but has mainly emphasized forest management.
The president has even threatened to cut federal funding for the state of California over allegations that the state’s democratic leadership has poorly managed the state’s forests, and glossed over that much of the state’s forests are controlled by the federal government.
The president reiterated the line of scrimmage during a rally in the battlefield state of Pennsylvania last month, suggesting that “we may just have to pay them for it because they don’t listen to us.”
“I see again, the forest fires are starting. They are starting again in California. I said, ‘You have to clean your floors. You have to clean your forests.’ They have leaves and broken trees for many, many years. And they’re so flammable. You touch them and it rises. I’ve been telling them this for three years now, but they don’t want to listen, “Trump said.
As reported by ABC News, there is strong evidence that forest fires have become larger and more devastating due to climate change. Warm temperatures and heat waves have resulted in droughts and other conditions like bark beetles that kill millions of trees and create more dry fuel for a fire to spread. Increasing development has also brought buildings and neighborhoods closer to forests and areas prone to forest fires, making fires more devastating and putting more people at risk.
The president’s visit to California was announced on Saturday and comes as the president has already been to the western region of the country to fight and raise funds. Two months until the election.
Speaking of his upcoming trip at a rally in Nevada Saturday night, the president urged followers to “remember the words, very simple, forest management” and said, “It is about forest management and other things.”