by Scott Waldman
President Trump doubled down on his denial of climate change yesterday by saying that scientists are wrong and claiming that the world will “start getting cooler.”
The remarks, delivered during a brief visit to California to discuss the state’s historic wildfires, run counter to mountains of research on global warming — including reports issued by his own administration (Climatewire, Nov. 23, 2018).
His comments ignored how climate change has contributed to natural disasters as the nation watches uncontrolled blazes spread across the West, causing catastrophic damage and killing more than 35 people…
Instead, Trump spent his time in the state rejecting climate science. Before he arrived in California, Trump retweeted Steve Milloy, an attorney devoted to attacking climate policy and weakening regulations. Milloy blamed California’s fires on a natural drought cycle that stretches back 200 years.