User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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HE BLINDED ME WITH STUPID (Cartoon, Column and Video) 17.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

Donald Trump is not a person who relies on facts. And a person who doesn’t rely on facts typically doesn’t believe in science. A humble person will admit to what they don’t know and listen to experts. Donald Trump will tell people who have spent their entire lives studying a subject, and without having any […]

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Letters to the Editor: America needs to fight climate change like it's World War III 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Science proves that the intensity, size and duration of California's fires are indisputably linked to climate change. Say it clearly and take action.

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Unmatched heat is fueling record-breaking wildfires, UN agency confirms 16.9.2020 The Moderate Voice

The entire northern hemisphere across parts of the western contiguous U.S., Europe, north-central Russia and southeastern China had its hottest summer on record this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The heat is contributing to a record-breaking destructive 2020 fire season on the west coast during the warmest August on record, it confirmed citing […]

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Trump’s Forest Management Talk Is a Ruse, Former White House Officials Say 16.9.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s Forest Management Talk Is a Ruse, Former White House Officials Say
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Trump randomly blames China after he’s asked if he believes in global warming 16.9.2020 Raw Story
Like a game of MadLibs, President Donald Trump shouted about China when he was asked whether he believed that global warming was real. As the president left for a campaign vent in Pennsylvania, reporters shouted questions, including inquiries about his meeting with officials in California on Monday. Trump got into an exchange with California Secretary […]
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Trump’s Understanding of California Wildfires Is Way Off—Even for Him 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
As wildfires blazed across the American west, causing evacuations as far east as Idaho and spewing smoke over the Atlantic coast, President Donald Trump flew to California on Monday to meet with governor Gavin Newsom and show support for firefighting efforts. It wasn’t long before climate change denialism surfaced. During a press conference with state […]
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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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Climate denier blames environmentalists after Oregon wildfire burns down his home 15.9.2020 Raw Story
One of the Oregon lawmakers who staged two walkouts to block Democrats from passing a climate change bill has lost his home to wildfire linked by scientists to climate change. But state Sen. Fred Girod blames environmentalists, reported The Daily Beast. “Climate change is not the problem,” Girod said. “The environmentalists have loaded up the […]
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Column: Conflict over wildfire causes isn't about politics, but science vs. science denial 15.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The warming trend afflicting California and the West is indisputable, except to those with minds shut tight. That's President Trump in a nutshell.

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Trump faceplants with a scientifically illiterate claim about climate change 15.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump refused to accept the scientific consensus on the existence of climate change at a meeting about the California wildfires, preferring to blame the crisis on poor forest management. California Nartural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot spoke about the issue, addressing the president directly and calling out the need for federal leadership. “As the […]
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Opinion: Trump refuses to do anything about climate change, even as California and the West burn 15.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's myopic focus on forest management misses the big picture. Climate change is undeniably behind the worsening fires.

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Trump Happy-Talks Climate Change: 'It'll Get Cooler' 15.9.2020 Crooks Liars
During a California wildfire briefing in Sacramento, Trump claimed that scientists are clueless about climate change and the Earth's temperature is going to get much cooler -- with no proof. During the roundtable that included Gov. Gavin Newsom, as well as FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Wade Crowfoot, Newsom’s secretary for Natural Resources, and Cal Fire Director Thom Porter, Trump showed everyone how stupid he really is. Wade Crowfoot explained that this summer California has broken world records with temperatures up to 130°. "Even in greater LA, 120+ degrees and we're seeing this warming trend make our summers warmer but also our winters warmer," he explained. "But we want to work with you to recognize the changing climate and what it means to our forests." "And actually work together with that science, that science is going to be key and if we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it's all about vegetation management ...
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“It’ll Start Getting Cooler”: Trump Responds to Wildfire Crisis by Denying Climate Change 15.9.2020 Mother Jones
At a Monday morning roundtable in California, where 3.2 million acres of land has burned this year in wildfires, state leaders begged President Donald Trump to acknowledge reality. “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,” Wade […]
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Donald Trump and Kamala Harris head for California as wildfires ignite political controversy 14.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump was due Monday to visit California for a briefing on record wildfires that have killed 35 people, as West Coast officials and political opponents accused him of being in denial about climate change. The history-making blazes have now burned through nearly five million acres (two million hectares) across the US West, torching […]
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As fires rage across US West Coast, LA mayor says Trump has head ‘in the sand’ 14.9.2020 Raw Story
Officials in West Coast states where record fires have killed 35 people accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of being in denial about climate change, as he and political rival Kamala Harris prepared to meet emergency workers in California. “This is climate change, and this is an administration that’s put its head in the sand,” […]
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Trump's California visit to spotlight political divides over climate change, coronavirus 14.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump — who heads to California Monday for a briefing on wildfires — claimed, as he has each year, that bad forest management, not climate change, is to blame.

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More on Trump and the Fires 13.9.2020 Outside the Beltway

Trump appears to have been shamed into doing part of his job.

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Op-Ed: With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West 12.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even talking about records is starting to feel pointless when every year is practically guaranteed to be hotter than the last.

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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Experts: Nightmare fire seasons could be the new normal 11.9.2020 Raw Story
Surreal photos of apocalyptic red skies and horror stories of entire towns being destroyed attest to the hellacious wildfire season gripping the West Coast. According to the California’s fire agency, Cal Fire, there are 29 major fires burning across the state as of Thursday, and more than 3.1 million acres have burned so far this year. There have been […]
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