President Trump yesterday claimed that the Earth will cool with remarks that denied the climate Emergency.
Trump, who was on the campaign trail for re-election visited Sacramento, California, where he clashed with local officials over the climate emergency.
California’s National Resources Secretary Wade Crawfoot said: “…and I think we want to work with you to really recognise the changing climate and what it means to our forests and actually work together with that science. That science is going to be key. If we ignore that science and sort of put our heads in the sand and think it’s all about vegetation management, we’re not going to succeed in protecting Californians”
Without pause, Trump responded, implying average global temperatures will recede:
“It will start getting cooler. You just, you just watch,” he told Mr Crowfoot.
Mr Crowfoot responded: “I wish science agreed with you.” to which Trump replied “ey, well, I don’t think science knows actually” before moving to another question.
This was Trump’s first and only visit to California in the midst of a terrifying outcome for negative climate change. Trump’s statement regarding the emergency is made to the detriment of those suffering through an inferno growing wildly out of control and beyond management. More than 20 people have died in the fires.
The truth is anthropogenic climate change will not reverse. For that to happen, emissions need to cease immediately and carbon must be removed from the atmosphere. Only then can ecological damage being done and done be reversed.
Average global temperatures have increased by 1c since the beginning of the industrial revolution as a consequence of fossil fuel burning and deforestation. In turn, this has destroyed miles of glacial landforms which has, so far, increased sea level rise by almost 100mm. 120,000 species of animal and plant life have been indexed on the IUCN Red List with 32,000 critically endangered.
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