Trump in debate touts Europe-style forest management to stop California's wildfires
Donald Trump talking about the climate crisis given his destruction of regulations, proposals, and programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thus reduce the impacts of global warming, is like listening to Kim Jong-Un talking about democracy.
In debate, Trump blames California wildfires are a product of the failure of the state to clean out the underbrush. And claims this doesn’t happen in Europe. He knows this, he says, because he has talked to European mayors and other officials.
That is malarkey. Here’s Euronews in 2019:
Nearly 1,400 fires have hit Europe so far this year compared to an annual average of 174 in the same period over the past ten years, data from the Copernicus programme has shown.
This has resulted in a near five-fold increase in burnt areas.
According to Copernicus' European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), blazes have so far this year burnt 207,440 hectares. In the decade from 2008-2018, an average of 44,491 hectares had burnt by June 25 every year.
I have no idea how many lies this brings the total to for this debate, much less his record since lying the oath of office in January 2017.