Neil Young loses home in Woolsey Fire, blasts climate change ‘denier’ Trump

Music icon Neil Young lost his home in the Woolsey fire Sunday and came down hard on President Trump for denying the devastating effects of climate change.

“California is vulnerable-not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” Young posted on his website. “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 goes on to call Trump a “Denier,” saying he hopes the new Congress can bring a day of reckoning to “this unfit leader” that doesn’t understand the seriousness of climate change.

“California is a paradise for us all. A gift,” Young wrote, adding that we’re defenseless against “Mother Nature’s wrath.”
“Fire fighters have never seen anything like this in their lives,” Young 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,” he continued. “Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient opinion then he does for the people he leaves. Imagine an unfit leader. Now imagine a fit one.”

The Malibu homes of director Scott Derrickson and Robin Thicke were also destroyed in the blaze.

The 83,275-acre fire near the border of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, which has destroyed 177 structures and prompted the evacuation of 265,000 residents. According to officials, the fires were only 10 percent contained as of Sunday night.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young and Neil Young (L-R) perform at the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young (L) and Neil Young perform with Native Americans as part of the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Neil Young (L) and Pegi Young arrive at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
HARTFORD, CT - SEPTEMBER 22: Neil Young + Promise of the Real perform during Farm Aid 2018 at Xfinity Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Columbia - October 12: Singer/Songwriter Neil Young backstage during Farm Aid 1996 hosted by Hootie & the Blowfish at William - Brice Stadium on the campus of USC in Columbia South Carolina October 12, 1996. (Photo By Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Neil Young is seen at LAX on November 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 23: Neil Young performs during the 30th Anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 23, 2016 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA. - NOVEMBER 3, 2014: Neil Young is interviewed during the opening of a show of Neil Young's art, watercolors and prints of iconic automobiles at the Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamont Station Arts Center in Santa Monica on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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