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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s denial of the role of climate change in the wildfires out West poses a political challenge for Republicans.
What You Need To Know
President and Republicans differ on role of climate change in the western wildfires
Sen. Mitch McConnell says the climate is changing, but rejects progressive policies
Rep. James Comer suggests forest management is to blame
Many Democrats support policies like a net-zero carbon goal by 2050
They say they don’t doubt the science but resist the policies proposed by Democrats to address the environmental crisis.
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government should act more aggressively to combat climate change.
“It’ll start getting cooler. You just — you just watch,” said Trump during a briefing with California officials Monday.
“I wish science agreed with you,” said Wade Crowfoot, California’s secretary for natural resources.
“Well, I don’t think science knows, actually,” Trump said.
In contrast with Trump, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s understanding of climate change has evolved but McConnell still rejects the progressive policies Democrats believe are the solution.
“I don’t think there’s any question the climate is changing. I don’t think there is any question about …
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