For both the left and right, climate change is a hot icecap topic (see Video: Gisele Bundchen Cries Over Climate Change. Still Lives in Giant Mansion… and Trump Nominates Climate Change Skeptics for EPA Science Advisory Board). Now one politician is making the California fires the fault of people. Specifically smoggy people who don’t believe in climate change. You know the type: non-Prius drivers. How dare they.
Observe the idiocy of California’s governor, Jerry Brown.
California Governor Jerry Brown said the wildfires ravaging the greater Los Angeles area are part of a “new normal” residents can expect due to man-made global warming.
“This is kind of the new normal,” said Brown, a Democrat, on Saturday while touring Ventura County neighborhoods wrecked by the Thomas Fire, that is already one of the largest in state history.
“With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up…So we have to have the resources to combat the fires and we also have to invest in managing the vegetation and forests … in a place that’s getting hotter.”
In other words, if only we had the resources to combat
these raging fires climate change!
Oh Jerry. He never learns (see Jerry Brown: Trump Supporters are ‘Cave-Dwellers’ for Denying Climate Change…). His words sound alarming, like the incessant chirp of an unburned fire alarm in a house of rubble belonging to a climate change heathen. They probably deserved it. Should have believed in global warming harder, apostate.
California residents were hoping the governor would bring words of encouragement. Instead, he’s blaming them. Y’all totes deserve this for breathing. TOO MUCH CARBON DIOXIDE!
The worst part? He’s not only a shameless, virtue-signaling rear end. He’s also wrong.
Brown’s statements, though ominous, aren’t in line with the scientific consensus. The latest National Climate Assessment report put a “low” to “medium” confidence on claims global warming was making wildfires worse across the western U.S.
Wildfires could increase in severity in the coming decades, but parsing out the driving factors behind fire trends is complicated, since so much of it depends on land management policies and year-to-year variations in temperature and rainfall.
Ah, yes, land management policies. So maybe these fires are man-caused. Government caused, by a lack of controlled burns, what with lefties being overprotective of national forest areas. So maybe let’s not be so quick to throw blame around, Governor. Some fire is good for vegetation growth after all. But not the fire Jerry Brown will meet on the other side of the ground.