by William Teach | December 10, 2017 7:46 am
The fires burning in California are horrific, so, of course, a leading member of the Cult of Climastrology has to rush in and inject the Cult’s dogma
(Washington Examiner) California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, warned Saturday that climate change could bring more wildfires to the state as firefighters continue battling at least six blazes that have spread throughout Southern California.
“We’re facing a new reality in thee state where fires threaten people’s lives, their property, their neighborhoods, and of course billions and billions of dollars,” Brown said during a press conference in Ventura, Calif., Saturday. “We have to have the resources to combat the fires, and we also invest in managing vegetation and forests and all the ways we dwell in this very wonderful place, but a place that’s getting hotter.”
Brown went on to say the changing climate is “going to exacerbate everything else,” and warned California residents can expect to see droughts returning more often.
“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.
Jerry got one thing correct: they do have to manage the vegetation and forests. California has historically created roadblocks to doing things like controlled burns and clearing out the underbrush. You had a wet winter last year, growth flourished, the hot conditions created more brush, it became a tinder, and woosh.
Of course, they do not really know what started the fires, but the causes are most likely man-made, just not anthropogenic climate change made. Arson is considered a leading cause, as is the possibility of fire from hikers/campers, along with things like “malfunctioning power lines or transformers.”
Jerry has also used the occasion to attack Trump in an interesting manner
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says President Trump’s stance on climate change demonstrates that he does not appear to fear the “wrath of God” or have any regard for the “existential consequences” of his environmental policies.
“I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility … this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which is set to air on Sunday.
First, it’s great that a guy, who studied to be a Jesuit priest before politics, is suddenly concerned about God, since he’s a major abortion believer. Second, if he’s saying that climatic changes are due to God, wouldn’t that mean that they are not caused by mankind’s “carbon pollution”?
Does climate change have a hand in the fires? Sure. The climate has become warmer since the end of the Little Ice Age. Just like other Holocene warm periods have followed Holocene cool periods. The debate is not on warming, but causation. Regardless, fires have always burned in California because of the land and climate. Back in the 1990’s, they were viewing “Los Angeles’s fire seasons through the lens of class warfare and overdevelopment.” The NY Times opinion piece where that came from, written by Héctor Tobar, also notes
The fire season after a wet winter is always an especially dangerous time in Southern California. As the brush grows thicker it can feed powerful flames; they sweep down the same routes in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains that packs of coyotes follow to prey on our dogs and cats. We’ve pushed the landscape to the limits of human habitation.
“The simple formula is fuel plus meteorology plus ignition equals fire,” Bill Patzert, a climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told The Los Angeles Times in October. “The catalyst is people.”
He also writes that the fires occurred prior to people being in the area.
Anyhow, people are scared, people are devastated, people are anxious, and the nutters in the Cult of Climastrology are out pushing their stupidity.
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