Daniel Swain in The Independent: Tucker Carlson says climate change is a liberal invention ‘like racism’ in shocking on-air rant
Despite Mr. Carlson’s insistence that the changing climate has a liberal agenda, scientists have ringing alarm bells for years that fires would worsen as a result of increasingly warmer global temperatures. Speaking with CNN, Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said the fires are no fluke. “[The fires are] in line with essentially every prediction for what could happen this year and the trends we’re seeing over years and decades,” he said. Mr. Swain explained how rising global temperatures cause the continual loss of moisture from the ground and from vegetation, which results in landscapes prone to wildfires.