Monday, September 14, 2020

First It Was the Coronavirus. He Said It Would Simply Disappear. It Didn't. Now Trump Says Global Warming Is On Its Way Out.

His followers are probably stupid enough - rock bottom stupid - to believe him. They believed him when he said that Covid-19 would be gone by April. 

Today, while touring wildfire devastated California, Donald Trump said that climate change, global heating, is going to just go away.

Consider an exchange that took place in California at an event focused on the fires. Wade Crowfoot, head of the state’s Natural Resources Agency, called on Trump to recognize the role of climate change in the historic conflagrations.

“We’ve had temperatures explode this summer,” Crowfoot said. “You may have learned that we broke a world record in the Death Valley: 130 degrees. But even in greater L.A., 120-plus degrees. And we’re seeing this warming trend make our summers warmer, but also our winters warmer as well.”

He acknowledged Trump’s repeated point that ground cover and fallen trees contribute to fires.

“But I think we want to work with you to really recognize the changing climate and what it means to our forest — and actually work together with that science,” he continued. “That science is going to be key, because if we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it’s all about vegetation management, we’re not going to succeed together in protecting Californians.”

It’ll start getting cooler,” Trump replied. “You just — you just watch.”

“I wish science agreed with you,” Crowfoot said.

I don’t think science knows, actually,” Trump responded.

Joe Biden called Trump a "climate arsonist." 


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