NM-Sen: GOP Meteorologist Claimed That Climate Change Doesn't Cause Wildfires

Oh boy:

Political clashes about the role of climate change in catastrophic West Coast infernos are spilling into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico, where a Republican meteorologist is campaigning for an open seat.

U.S. Rep. and Democratic Senate nominee Ben Ray Luján accused rival Mark Ronchetti on Monday of engaging in “irresponsible and dangerous climate denialism.”

Luján highlighted a video clip from a Republican online forum in March in which Ronchetti said that “fires aren’t caused by anything other than a spark or a lightning strike. … Climate change doesn’t cause fires, come on.”

When I find the clip of Ronchetti saying that, I’ll post it. Still, not a good look for him. Let’s keep up the momentum to keep New Mexico Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Luján, Biden and their fellow New Mexico Democrats campaigns:

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  • September 17, 2020