Wildfires are raging in California. That is why the US president travels to the critical area. His statements about the climate bring opponent Biden to a damning verdict.
US President Donald Trump again denied climate change on a visit to California’s wildfire areas. The world climate will soon cool again, Trump said in Sacramento on Monday. It’s getting cooler again. You’ll see, ”he told California director of natural resources, Wade Crowfoot. Crowfoot replied, “I wish science would agree with you.”
Inadequate care would have caused a fire
During the meeting with emergency services and officials, Trump once again blamed the inadequate care of the forests for the massive wildfires in the western United States. “There must be strong forest management,” Trump demanded. Fallen trees would become very dry after a short time. “They really become like a match. They just explode,” Trump said.
California Governor Gavon Newsom admitted forest management needs to be improved, but linked the fires to climate change: “The heatwaves are getting hotter and the drought is getting drier,” said the opposition Democrats politician. Climate change is “real” and is exacerbating the crisis.
Trump had traveled to the disaster area to be personally informed of the massive fires. Even before his visit, a heated political dispute had broken out over the cause of the fire.
Biden: Trump is “climate arsonist”
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday called Trump a “climate arsonist.” Because Trump denies climate change, he also shares responsibility for the wildfires, Biden said in a speech in his home state of Delaware just before Trump’s arrival in California. “If a climate arsonist gets four more years in the White House, no one will be surprised if more of America is on fire,” Biden said.
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The opposition Democrats’ presidential candidate accused Trump of not taking responsibility for the wildfires. “We need a president who respects science, who understands that the destruction caused by climate change is already here,” said the former vice president.
The devastating fires that raged for days in western states like California, Oregon and Washington have already killed at least 35 people, 27 of them in the past week alone. Dozens of people are still missing. More than 30,000 firefighters are fighting the flames, which have already devastated about two million acres of land and destroyed thousands of homes.