CalFire said on Monday that over 16,000 firefighters have been battling 28 major wildfires in California. Since the beginning of 2020, wildfires have burned over 3.2 million acres of land in the state.
President Trump met with Governor Gavin Newsom and a team of state officials to discuss the wildfires on Monday. During the meeting, Newsom and his team politely, but firmly pressed Trump on the role that climate change has played in the historic blazes.
Trump is a climate change denier and has called it a "Chinese hoax."
Two weeks ago, Los Angeles reached a record high of 121° F. Last month, Death Valley in southeastern California recorded the highest temperature every reliably recorded on Earth, 130° F.
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