Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Trump downplays climate change, says California must thin forests
President Donald Trump, arriving in Sacramento for a briefing on Western wildfires, continued to downplay the role of climate change in California’s horrific fire season, claimed the earth will soon begin cooling — and told California and other states to solve the problem by managing their forests more wisely. Trump’s comments belied the broad consensus among scientists that climate change is contributing heavily to the worsening of wildfire seasons — and that the problem will get worse over time, not better.
- Capital Public Radio: Trump ignores California officials’ calls to address climate change, predicts ‘it’ll get cooler’
- E&E News: Lawmakers decry Trump on climate, push wildfire prevention
- Newsweek: West coast wildfire smoke reaches D.C. as trump dismisses climate change on California trip
- E&E News: Trump on climate: ‘I don’t think science knows actually’
- Los Angeles Times: Trump’s California relationship overshadows wildfire visit