California, Ivanka Trump, Florida discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders


But also, you know, when the media finds a way to make itself the big discussion at these events, what did we miss the same week in which we have Ivanka Trump making these comments about the press. And then Sarah Huckabee Sanders getting into it with the press over the same issue. Heads of intelligence agencies were talking about Russian interference, and that's a big deal. And every moment that we're doing the enemy of the people song and dance, we're not talking about these really, really, really big major issues, and that is. What I worry about. I sympathize with my brethren insistent in the press corps that are being attacked by this president, but I also know that it's not the only story why I would also point out that one reason why we're having this discussion now is because of an event that happened in where I live in Tampa, Florida. There was a a rally for Donald Trump where the vitriol directed at c. n. n.'s Jim Acosta was so intense that people were concerned for his safety and in a way it's a way of the press going to the president and almost begging him in a way to to real back this rhetoric before something awful happens. I have three words for my week of news. They are still it burns. As you know, we are all in California right now, and we are in the midst of wildfire season, and it's come this year earlier than usual, which has been the case for the last few years. And every year it seems it gets worse and worse. There is no fire Susan anymore. It's always season. Yeah. And so you know, climate scientists are saying, hey, this stuff is linked to climate change six of the most destructive wildfires in California's history have occurred in the last year. These fires are larger. They are lasting longer. There's one fire right now in northern California called the car fire. It's so big y'all. It's made its own weather system which is frightening. The weather system created by this fire can make its own lightning. It's own wind cloud and perhaps even its own rain. That sounds absolutely biblical. It's weird because you can get used to anything. Right? And so like I live in Florida and people are like worried about hurricanes and they're worried about this and now ain't nothing. You know. So what if I had to evacuate because Irma and I thought my house is going to be destroyed a year ago, but then I come here and I'm like, y'all crazy with these earthquakes in the fire and how you gonna what's the drill go? And so, yeah, you know, there's this low level anxiety that I am not used to living with even though frankly, if I was, you know, more perceptive I would have when I was at home, but but I really do feel well. And my thing with, you know, as we hear more stories, linking these fires to climate change. The thing that I always feel what these climate change stories is the general undercurrent is well, we're doomed anyway, and it makes one quite nihilistic. But why sit and wait for it. I don't. I just wonder like, what can I do. Well, for one thing you can trim those bridge bridge Bush's that are all around your house. Turn into little. A spark hits them for another. We could use less electricity which you're doing with your happy, electric car? Yes, less gasoline. The air quality will be better. That's another part of the problem for California that having spent all this time in money and improving the air quality now that everything's burning up so much. The air quality has gotten worse during fire season and that's affected some people's health. It is one of those stories where if this many fires were happening on the eastern seaboard and be wall to wall.

Coming up next