Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’

After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities hit by the Camp fire, the deadliest in state history, he acknowledged that wildfires are getting worse in the Golden State ― but managed to not say the words “climate change” once.

“[Fire] season is getting longer, the temperatures are getting hotter,” Zinke said at a press conference Wednesday with California Gov. Jerry Brown. The interior secretary added that “there’s a lot of reasons for a fire” and “now is not the time to point fingers.” 

Noting that this was his fourth visit in a year to California in response to wildfires, Zinke said, “Each trip, I say this is the worst fire I’ve seen. We’re here today, and this is the worst I’ve seen.”

Brown attributed the worsening fires in California to the “changing of the climate” ― and noted that the scorched community of Paradise “looks like a war zone.”

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