Trump vs science on climate change: Internet declares a winner and says POTUS is 'sacrificing his followers'

When asked about the impact of climate change on the wildfires, Trump said he doesn't think science knows anything about this and assured that it would get cooler


                            Trump vs science on climate change: Internet declares a winner and says POTUS is 'sacrificing his followers'
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President Donald Trump has come under fire for his opinion about the deadly wildfires which have burned forests to the ground. During a briefing with officials in McClellan Park in California on September 14, Trump reportedly “laughed” as he said, “I don't think science knows, actually” when asked to comment on the impact of the climate change on the wildfires. 

When Wade Crowfoot, secretary of California's Natural Resources Agency warned the president against climate change and its role in intensifying the fires, Trump responded, "It'll start getting cooler. You just watch."

CNN reports state that Trump was also directly confronted by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom about climate change. The governor said, "We obviously feel very strongly the hots are getting hotter. The dries are getting drier. When we're having heat domes, the likes of which we've never seen in our history." Emphasizing on the evidence which proves that “climate change is real”, Newsom urged Trump to “please respect — and I know you do — the difference of opinion out here as it relates to this fundamental issue on the issue of climate change".

When a reporter asked Trump about the role climate change was playing in the fires, POTUS reportedly said, "Well, I think this is more of a management situation. If you look at other countries if you go to other countries in Europe, Austria, Finland, they're forest nations. They're in forests and they don't have problems like this." He further noted that other nations should take responsibility for issues pertaining to pollution as the US is “just a small peck”.

Drawing comparisons with other countries, Trump commented, "When you get into climate change, well, is India gonna change its ways? And is China gonna change its ways? And Russia? Is Russia gonna change its ways?"

Even though reports suggest that the US is the world’s second-largest contributor of planet-warming gases, the president has decided to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. 

While Trump claimed that science doesn’t know about climate change, people on Twitter used the opportunity to question POTUS about his knowledge on various issues the nation is grappling with. Speaking in favor of science, some blatantly called POTUS "stupid". Commenting on Trump's statement one wrote, "@realDonaldTrump says 'I don't think science knows, actually'. Windmills cause cancer? Injecting bleach is ever a good idea? Anti-parasite malaria drugs stop viruses? COVID-19 is caused by demon sperm? Of course Trump is smarter than scientists. /sarcasm." Another tweeted, "Donald Trump is a liar. He doesn’t believe in science. His lies have cost hundreds of thousands (and, sadly, still counting) of American lives. He needs to be stopped. Vote #BidenHarris2020." One agitated Twitter user noted, "Climate science denial never sounds dumber than when out of the mouth of Donald Trump."



 



 



 

Meanwhile, a few slammed Trump for his response to the pandemic, which again saw his dismissal of science when health experts warned him against the consequences of the delay virus. One tweeted, "I don't know why anyone would be surprised at Trump holding an indoor rally in Nevada. He is willing to sacrifice his followers because of his blatant ignorance and disregard for science when it comes to Covid-19." Another added, "Unfortunately Trumps using his 'unpresidential press conferences' to lie to the American people, and deny science and the truth everyday. The network reporters cant let him get away with that. They have to have the courage to call him out, and call a lie, a lie!" While one Twitter user tweeted, "Trump actually said, 'I don’t think science knows'. Just think. The entire world witnessed his stupidity. He actually stood in the ruins of fire ravaged California and boasted about his ratings. Can he get any more vile, ignorant and devoid of empathy?"



 



 



 

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