California once again is burning, with hundreds of thousands of tinder-dry acres going up in flames. Gov. Jerry Brown says it’s global warming. President Trump blames forest mismanagement. Who’s right?
On Saturday, Trump tweeted: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
Brown’s take was, well, different: “Managing all the forests in everywhere we can does not stop climate change,” he said. “And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years.”