US wildfire: Trump denies the concerns of climate science again as in the past
In the wake of the past, U.S. President Donald Trump has once again denied climate science. “Science is not the end of the world,” he said during a fire-ravaged California visit. According to him, “The weather will gradually get colder.”
The wildfires, which began in early August in California, Oregon, and Washington, have burned about 2 million hectares and killed at least 36 people.
According to a report in the BBC, Trump visited California on Monday. Asked by a journalist if climate change was a factor in the widespread wildfires, he said: “I think the management situation is to blame.”
An official there appealed to the president not to “ignore science.”
However, Trump dismissed concerns about climate change, saying, “(The weather) will start to get colder, you just see, I don’t think science is final.”
Trump met with state officials fighting the blaze at a break near the California capital, Sacramento while touring the West Coast’s damaged area. He also blamed poor forest management for the fires.
The political debate over the fire’s cause began before Trump went to inspect the fire situation in California. Democratic governors in the West Coast region have previously accused Trump of denying climate change in the fires.
Soon after the U.S. presidential election was confirmed in 2016, U.S. scientists became skeptical of Trump’s role in curbing global warming.
True to their fears, the United States withdrew its support from the Global Climate Agreement in June 2017. Trump’s argument for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is against U.S. interests.
In an interview with Pierce Morgan on British ITV News in early 2018, he claimed that what scientists say about the world’s climate situation and what comes up into the statistics do not match reality.
Trump claims, the world is warm and cold at the same time. He also claimed that the news of melting ice in the polar region was not accurate.