WHITE HOUSE: ‘It’s really in great shape.’ Trump sees warming up close — Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — http://www.eenews.net
Trump has visited other sites deeply affected by climate change-influenced disasters without mentioning the overwhelming science that shows such events are more likely in a warming world.
For instance, he visited California last year after devastating wildfires killed dozens. Though climate change will create more ideal conditions for forest fires, Trump instead focused on “raking” the forest floor and blamed California Democrats for the tragedy. Walking among the embers of destruction, Trump — who has called climate change a “hoax” — pointedly told reporters that it didn’t change his opinion (Climatewire, Nov. 21, 2018).
In Florida, Trump’s omission of “climate change” didn’t go unnoticed.
“Florida has so much at stake, and some of the politicians are now trying to talk about addressing the problems, still without using the words ‘climate change,'” Dutton said, adding, “We can’t even begin to address this problem unless we can at least talk about it. We’re never going to be able to adapt if we can’t even have a conversation about it, and it’s not just the coastal areas of Florida.”