Donald Trump Says Trees Just Explode, Causing Wildfires

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While Trump keeps pointing his finger at the Democratic leadership in California, NBC pointed out previously that 57% of the forest land in the state of California actually belongs to, and is managed by, the Federal government.

United States President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed concerns related to climate change and insinuated that it had no link with wildfires ravaging forests across the western part of the country.

"Maybe there is a parallel universe where a pot on the stove with the burner turned to high 'starts getting cooler.' But that is not our universe", said Stanford University climate scientist Chris Field.

The president and his administration have sought to pin the blame for the large wildfires on state officials, saying fuel-choked forests and scrub need to be thinned, more firebreaks need to be cut and flammable debris cleared from forest floors.

"We are proud of them", he added.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will deliver remarks regarding the fires and his campaign's environmental policy from his home state of DE this afternoon.

"This is another crisis, another crisis he won't take responsibility for", Biden said, adding that if voters give "a climate denier" another four years in the White House, "why would we be surprised that we have more of America ablaze?"

Addressing Trump directly, he wrote, "I hope you had an enlightening trip to the West Coast, where your refusal to address climate change - and your active steps to allow even more carbon pollution - will accelerate devastating wildfires like you are seeing today".

Dozens of conflagrations have raged more than 1.6 million hectares in Oregon, California and Washington state since August, laying waste to several small towns, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 35 people. "[A president] who understands that the damage from climate change is already here".

"The hots are getting a lot hotter, the drys are getting a lot drier", he said.

"Our nation is strong because of remarkable individuals like these service members", President Trump said.

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Trump, who was briefed during a stop near Sacramento before a campaign visit to Phoenix, had been mostly quiet as the catastrophe on the West Coast has unfolded over the past few weeks.

"I never thought a fire can get out that big", said Brandon Miller, he witnessed the Bear Fire up close. "We submit the science is in and observed evidence is self-evident: that climate change is real and that is exacerbating this".

His running mate and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who will inspect the destruction caused due to the wildfires, said that Trump had denied evidence that the fires were "intensified by the climate crisis".

Trump has made little comment about the blazes in recent weeks, but at a Nevada campaign event on Saturday he acknowledged the scope of the disaster. She and others who have evacuated still have their cars packed, ready to make an escape at a moment's notice, she said.

Ten deaths have been confirmed during the past week in OR, the latest flashpoint in a larger summer outbreak of fires.

More than 30,000 firefighters are battling the blazes, with wind gusts and drier weather on Monday threatening more destructions.

In California, evacuations were ordered for the northern tip of the San Gabriel Valley suburb of Arcadia as the Bobcat Fire threatened communities.

The North Complex Fire tore through the tiny California mountain community of Lake Madrone last week, reducing the pine-fringed shore, which was speckled with cottages and frequented by bears and otters, to bare black timbers and ash.

"When I came around the bend, everything was on fire - an entire hillside". More than 6,200 homes and other structures have been lost, according to figures from all three states.

"I wish science agreed with you", Crowfoot said.

"I just think things have changed and we're going to have more fires", he said.

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