US President Donald Trump has predicted that the climate change will soon get “cooler” and has cast doubt on the observations of scientists about it.
Trump recently said, “It (climate change) will start getting cooler, you just watch.”
His remarks came after Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources, was quoted as saying, “We want to work with you to really recognise the change in climate and what it means for our forests. And actually work together with that science. 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.”
Replying to the US President, Crowfoot said, “I wish science agreed with you,” to which Trump further said that he “does not think science knows, actually”.
“I don’t think science knows, actually,” the US President said.
Meanwhile, Trump has held forest mismanagement responsible for the wildfire in California and Oregon. “When trees fall down after a short period of time they become very dry — really like a matchstick… and they can explode. Also leaves. When you have dried leaves on the ground it’s just fuel for the fires,” he said.
The US President visited Sacramento County on Monday as the state continued to battle historic wildfires. Trump also took part in a ceremony recognising members of the California National Guard who recently rescued dozens of people from the Creek Fire.