President Donald Trump denied climate change and predicted that the wildfires will “start getting cooler” when he was briefed on California’s recording-breaking heat.
FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor thanked the team working to protect California amid the wildfires, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), noting that the wet season will be coming to the state soon.
Following Gaynor’s remarks, Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources, urged the president to take climate change seriously in order to protect Californians in the future.
“As the governor said, we had temperatures explode this summer. You may have learned that we broke a world record in death valley. 130 degrees, but even in greater L.A. 120 plus degrees,” Crowfoot said. “We are seeing this warming trend make our summers warmer but also