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Coal mining means vastly different things to Californians and West Virginians

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Climate change and energy jobs are hot issues, but they spark very different reactions from folks in different parts of the country. Those reactions are the heart of this installment of “Red State, Blue State,” our weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble.

In the past, President Trump has called climate change a hoax. Then this week, Trump told 60 Minutes that he believes the climate is changing — but that the change isn’t caused by humans, and it will probably change back.

Trump said the economy is more important than the climate, so trying to fight climate change makes no sense. He said it would cost jobs, and for no good reason.

This week, we check in with our friends at KCRW in Southern Caifornia to compare our contrasting local views on climate change and energy jobs.