Washington24 minutes agoAuthor: Adam Nargone and Shane Goldmacher
- Copy link
The photo is of Monday. A car is seen burning completely in the city of Phoenix, Oregon. Many houses were destroyed by the forest fire. Trees and crops planted on millions of acres were also destroyed. The issue of climate change could have an impact on the US election this time.
- Millions of acres of forest have been destroyed by wildfires in the western US states
- 37 people have died, 12 are missing, President remained silent on this issue for several weeks
Western states of America are battling wildfires. During the election phase, President Donald Trump and Democrat Candidate Joe Biden have also been embroiled in a verbal war on this issue. The objective is to woo voters living in suburban or small towns. Climate change or climate change is a major cause of concern for many Americans, and especially women. The sky is filled with ash and smoke. The air has become poisonous and smelly.
Trump's grip is weakening
In suburban areas, Trump's influence, or hold, has steadily decreased. They are saying that if Democrats come to the White House, the crime will increase. Looting will increase. Low-income housing scheme will be affected. In a way, they are showing fear of racism. On the other hand, Biden suggests something more about security. According to him, fear is epidemic. Fear is from social distances. And fear is from the fire in the forests. He explains the reason for climate change.
President is not serious even on important issue
According to Biden, climate change and wildfires are a bigger threat than the violence that Trump describes as a threat. Houses are being destroyed The forests are dying and innocent people are dying. Biden attacked Trump at a time when the president arrived at the last moment to learn about the fire in the California forests. The disaster is huge. But, Trump was seen getting entangled with officials here as well. The president is not ready to accept climate change as the cause of the fire.
It hasn't happened before
The issue of climate change or forest fires has never been so prominent in the US presidential election. This time there is an epidemic and social stress issues. But, the issue of climate change has also come up. That too when the election is just seven weeks away. Climate change or forest fire is a big issue for the part of suburban voters who live in the western part of the country. These families are at health risk. And they look more dangerous than social tension.
Trump is avoiding the serious issue in a joke
In California, Trump refused to hold climate change responsible for wildfires. Said – Science cannot answer this issue. The weather is getting colder now. Rob Stutzman lives in California and, despite being a Republican, doesn't consider Trump right. Rob says- his outlook on climate change is not right. However, they also believe that it will not affect the election. But, it is also important for Trump.
Harris also took stock
Kamala Harris comes from California. He inquired about the damage done here on Tuesday and visited. One thing is certain that there are serious differences between Trump and Biden on the issue of wildfire or climate change. A series of debates will begin between the two leaders soon. Biden has indicated that he will definitely take up this problem facing the voters of suburban areas. Biden said on Monday – what is the danger that Trump says in the suburban area? There is a fire hazard of forests. Houses are burning in West America. There is flooding in Central America. Coastal areas are being destroyed by the storm.
Trump's new problem
Women voters are more supportive of Biden than men. This could increase Trump's troubles. Because, women are more vocal about climate change. Climate expert Edward Maybach believes the same. The Piu Research Center conducted a survey earlier this year. In this, 47 percent of the women supporters of the Republican Party said that the government did not make much effort to improve air quality. Only 32 per cent of the men appeared to believe in this issue. John D. Podesta, an adviser to Barack Obama, says – women supporters of the Republican Party can change their stance on the issue of climate change.
In a survey conducted by Pew Research last month, it was said that 69% voters believe that the issue of climate change can decide their vote in the next election. 41 per cent described it as a very important issue.
This issue will definitely have an impact
Forest fires and poisonous air have become an issue. Biden and climate activists believe that it has not been focused on for many years. Now it has become dangerous. Trump has four electoral issues. Epidemics, Economy, Racism and Climate Change. Experts also believe that the issue of climate change will definitely affect the election. In a poll last month, 84 percent of the people said that they favor experts' opinions for information on the epidemic. There were only 23 percent who said they would trust Trump's words.