Neil Young wants action on climate change after losing his home to wildfires in California.
As fires in the state rage on, claiming homes and lives, the Canadian singer has written a post on his website slamming Donald Trump for denying climate science.
“California is vulnerable — not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” Young wrote, referring to one of Trump’s recent tweets. “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.”
Young lost one of his own homes in Malibu to the wildfires this week.
“Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives,” he wrote. “I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another.
“Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf. Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient opinion than he does for the people he leaves. Imagine an unfit leader. Now imagine a fit one.”
According to CNN, as of Sunday night, 31 people had died in fires across California, with around 200,000 acres burned in the northern and southern parts of the state forcing over 300,000 people to flee their homes, including those of Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and director Scott Derrickson, according to the Wrap.