A Walk in the Dead Woods A certain climate-change denier wants to build a wall to protect a golf course “from global warming and its effects.” And get the ocean to pay for it? nytimes.com|By Timothy Egan

Tim Egan: “CRESTLINE, Calif. — They appear at random, cinnamon-and-silver-colored pines and firs, the standing dead amid otherwise healthy groves of cloud-snagging trees in the mountains of Southern California. Last week, the Forest Service said there were 40 million of them — that is, 40 million dead trees in this state, almost one for every resident.

Soon, they will be fuel, for what rangers fear will be a catastrophic wildfire season — “40 million opportunities for fire,” as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack put it. Or they will be ghosts, gone in that sweep when the earth broke all records for overheating……
….”Of course, Trump would never take a walk in the dead woods; he’s nature-averse, unless it’s tailored to his tastes. And truth, to a demagogue, is a bark beetle to a thick tree. But if Trump won’t pay a visit to reality, reality may soon pay a visit to him. He acknowledged this in his filing to build a giant sea wall to protect one of his golf courses in Ireland “from global warming and its effects.” Perhaps he’ll get the ocean to pay for it.”

A certain climate-change denier wants to build a wall to protect a golf course “from global warming and its effects.” And get the ocean to pay for it?
nytimes.com|By Timothy Egan