The Camp Fire is now the most destructive blaze in California history
Deadly fires have burned almost 140,000 acres across the state
Sadly the President issued a tweet showing total lack of knowledge about wildfires and no sympathy for victims.
Update: I am not alone in noting the inappropriate tweet. See: President Trump’s tweet on California wildfires angers firefighters, celebrities.
“Wildfires are sparked and spread not only in forested areas but in populated areas and open fields fueled by parched vegetation, high winds, low humidity and geography,”
I say Bravo and Thanks to the many first responders and all others involved in dealing with these fires. Hopefully we will get some public leaders with an appreciate for science and climate matters in the near future.
So are you saying that poor planning or development decisions made by California have no impact on the damage and destruction caused by these fires …. and the failure to remove underbrush and millions of dead trees has no impact on the intensity of these fires … and that the severity of the wildfires are all linked to climate matters?
Clearly, President Trump has a different approach to managing the federal government and that includes the way he communicates with the public. In this case, he is highlighting that California needs to take steps to mitigate damage from future wildfires. If coastal communities and states can mitigate against hurricanes and coastal storm damage, California with its vast resources can take needed action regarding wildfires. But that will take the state of California working with the federal government so I will be eager to see if state officials can but their political differences aside for the betterment of the state.