‘I don’t think science knows’: Trump challenged on climate change during wildfire briefing

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A California environmental official challenged President Donald Trump to believe and follow the science on climate change after Trump suggested that record-breaking temperatures in the state would cool down on their own.”It’ll start getting cooler. You just watch,” Trump said after Wade Crowfoot, California’s secretary for natural resources, urged him and others not to “put our head in the sand” and simply ignore the warming climate.Trump’s remark during a roundtable in McLellan Park, California, on the wildfires that have engulfed huge swaths of the state, generated laughs from some of the participants.But Crowfoot responded: “I wish science agreed with you.”Trump, with a smirk, shot back: “OK, well, I don’t think science knows, actually.”US President Donald Trump(C) listens as FEMA workers speak at Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California on September 14, 2020 during a briefing on wildfires.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty ImagesThe White House declined CNBC’s request for further comment on the president’s remarks.Crowfoot tweeted later Monday: “It actually won’t get cooler Mr. President. #ClimateChangeIsReal.”Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, speaking in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, struck a very different tone on the issue.”With every bout with nature’s fury, caused by our own …

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