"I don't think science knows, actually." - US President Donald Trump on climate change!
Galatta | Sep 16, 2020, 01:05 pm
Amidst all the chaos caused by the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, the United States of America is preparing for the next Presidential elections and current President Donald Trump has been strongly reiterating how successfully his administration has been handling all the ongoing issues. California has been ravaged by wildfires which are spreading unabated and bringing upon a hellish atmosphere on the entire state. Many people have also already lost their lives to it and the loss to property and nature has been very high! However, Donald Trump doesn't seem to be taking climate change very seriously! In a recent briefing on the wildfires that have rendered almost the entire West Coast breathless, Trump refused to take seriously the overall consensus of climate change being a major factor behind the wildfires.
At a heated exchange that happened at an air base used by firefighters in Sacramento, Trump mocked a highly vociferous plea by Wade Crawfoot, California's Natural Resources Secretary. Crawfoot stressed the importance of recognising the changing climate and how it is adversely affecting our forests. He said, "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 protecting Californians.” Responding to this, Trump simply said, "It'll start getting cooler. You just watch." There seemed to be very less support for Trump but that didn't seem to deter him.
Crawfoot sarcastically responded to Trump, stating, "I wish science agreed with you," but the sarcasm seemed wasted on the US President. Trump responded by saying, "Well, I don't think science knows. actually." This was met with laughter from a majority of the audience but it remains to be understood if they laughed at Trump or with him. Donald Trump's main opponent in the upcoming elections - the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, tweeted, "Science knows." Earlier, he had spoken in Delaware and had called the role of climate change in the California wildfires an undeniable, accelerating and punishing reality which requires action and not denial. Even earlier, Trump has mocked climate change as being a "hoax". At a recent campaign rally in Nevada, Donald Trump had refused to accept climate change as the reason behind the California wildfires and blamed it on poor "forest management".