In a move that runs contradictory to everything we’ve seen from this administration, Donald Trump has actually nominated a man who believes that addressing climate change is a priority to head up the US National Park Service. Raymond Vela would be one of the first nominees from Trump who not only accepts the science of climate change, but agrees that something needs to be done to address the issue. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this nomination and why it is so surprising.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced