Obama Says Texas Wildfires Linked to Climate Change

PolitiFact reported on President Obama’s September 26 comment at a fundraising event, “I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.” PolitiFact rated the Obama statement “Half-True.” We try to explain why scientists should and do try to avoid attributing one specific event to a long-range trend, while exploring what it is possible to say objectively about wildfires and climate change. Read the article in Commentary.

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