Amy Klobuchar Says Climate Change May Force Some Californians to Relocate

The 2020 presidential candidate’s statement was in response to a question from Politico‘s Tim Alberta, who asked if she supported a federal program to subsidize the relocation of people away from areas such as Miami, Florida, and Paradise, California.

“Because we know these places are going to be hit time and time again,” Alberta stated, referring to the so-called threat of climate change.

“Well, I very much hope we’re not going to have to relocate entire cities, but we will probably have to relocate some individual residents,” Klobuchar said.

However, a 2017 study published by the National Academy of Sciences said that “Public dialog and ongoing research have focused on increasing wildfire risk because of climate warming, overlooking the direct role that people play in igniting wildfires and increasing fire activity.”