Donald Trump dismisses climate concerns as he visits fire-ravaged western US


“It’s going to get cold. You just keep watching,” Donald Trump said (file)

McClellan Park, United States:

President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that global warming would reverse itself and, during a briefing in California on deadly explosions, rejected climate change due to the fierce fires that spread the swaths of the US West.

Trump, who flew into Sacramento on the third day of a campaign campaign, pushed back against state officials, saying that a heating climate sometimes reduced strong spots, at least from the start of summer. Has taken 35 lives and forced hundreds of thousands. Out of people’s homes.

“It’s going to get cold. You just keep watching,” Trump said.

“I want science to agree with you,” replied Wade Crawfoot, head of the California Natural Resources Agency, to which Trump replied: “I don’t think science really knows.”

Upon his arrival, Trump also reiterated his argument that the forested forest maintenance makes them more combustible.

“Strong forest management will have to be done,” he said.

“Regarding forests, when trees fall after a period of about 18 months, they become very dry. They actually become like a match stick,” he said. “They just explode.”

Minutes earlier, Democratic challenger Joe Biden assimilated Trump from the opposite coast as a “climate arson” whose reelection would be disastrous for the environment.

“If you fire a climate in the White House for four years, why would anyone be surprised if America is more abusive?” Biden, he said, congratulated Trump for failing to “take responsibility” for the ongoing wildfire crisis.

“We need a president who respects science, who understands that the damage from climate change is already here,” said Biden, who was speaking in Delaware.

Climate change exacerbates droughts, which dry out areas, creating ideal conditions for wildlife, which go out of control and cause unprecedented damage.

Explosions in California, Oregon and Washington state have burned five million acres (two million hectares), an area the size of the state of New Jersey, that could increase fears of fear of death.

The president’s California visit lasted only a few hours before returning to the campaign trail in Arizona.

California Governor Gavin Newsome, who has argued that the fire is mostly driven by global warming, admitted that he met Trump that better forest management was needed.

But he said that the huge cause of the problem is much bigger.

“Hots are heating up, dryers are drying up,” he said. “We submit that the science is inside and the evidence seen is self-evident: that climate change is real and it is exacerbating it.”

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is also set to visit Damage on Tuesday. She has tweeted that Trump has “denied evidence” the fire was “intensified by the climate crisis.”

Since the beginning of summer, at least 35 people have died so far, of which 27 died last week.

Trump has made fewer comments in recent weeks about massive wildfires sweeping through cities and towns, drawing loud criticism for not accepting the crisis.

“Elect a climate president”

According to IQAIR, along with the world’s most air-polluted city of Portland, much of the West Coast was covered in dense smog on Monday.

Washington State Governor J. Inslee, who described the wildfire as an “apocalypse” and inspired by climate change, said it was a significant voter electing the upcoming “climate president” on 3 November.

“This moment requires action, not denial,” he said in a tweet. “We must come up with science to create a better future for all Americans.”

Most deaths have occurred in California and Oregon, where wildfires have been the worst for decades and have been partially fueled by record heat.

More than 30,000 firefighters are battling explosions on Monday with wind gusts and dry weather, threatening more destruction.

Arcadia residents on the outskirts of Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate on Sunday as the nearby Bobcat fire spread south into the forested area toward the metropolis.

Two new deaths were confirmed from the North Complex fire, which last week was reduced to unprecedented speed-sweeping areas already two years before the campfire – California’s deadliest explosion.

“There are still active fires, power lines down, trees down, roads that are impassable,” said Butte County Sheriff Corey Mania, clarifying that it could take “weeks and weeks” to return to their homes .

He said seven people were missing.

Paul Clement told AFP how he ran away from his home in Berry Creek.

“When I came around the bend, everything was on fire – an entire hill. So I finished driving and you couldn’t see 50 feet (15 meters).”

“It was worse than the campfire, which I didn’t think is possible.”

There are 3.3 million acres of fire in California alone – an annual record, with almost three months of the fire season still to come – and more than 4,100 structures destroyed.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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