Warmist Chip Ward: West Was Lost Due To Globull Warming

We’re dooooooooooooooomed!

Arizona is burning. Texas, too. New Mexico is next. If you need a grim reminder that an already arid West is burning up and blowing away, here it is. As I write this, more than 700 square miles of Arizona and more than 4,300 square miles of Texas have been swept by monster wildfires. Consider those massive columns of acrid smoke drifting eastward as a kind of smoke signal warning us that a globally warming world is not a matter of some future worst-case scenario. It’s happening right here, right now.

Uh huh. Because the West was apparently a lush green forest prior to 1980. Huh? It wasn’t? It’s been an arid, dusty, dry areas for at least thousands of years, due to being away from rainy weather patterns? In fact, lots of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have deserts? Damn. Doesn’t matter, it’s all still global warming. Or climate change. Or, we can go with the resurgent phrase “climate crisis”, which is making the rounds yet again.

Because the burn area in eastern Arizona is sparsely populated, damage to property so far has been minimal compared to, say, wildfire destruction in California, where the interface of civilization and wilderness is growing ever more crowded. However, the devastation to life in the fire zone, from microbiotic communities that hold soil and crucial nutrients in place to more popular species like deer, elk, bear, fish, and birds — already hard-pressed to cope with the rapidity of climate change — will be catastrophic

All thanks to James Cameron flying private planes around the world, driving in limo’s, and using massive energy to make movies….except, fire has historically been a way of renewing land. It’s natural. Though, not always started by natural processes. Sometimes those bears go all arsony.

As for the humans in this drama, I can tell you from personal experience that thousands of people in Arizona and New Mexico are living in fear. A forest fire is a monster you can see.

Anthropomorphize it, why don’t you.

These past few years, megafires in the West have become ever more routine. Though their estimates and measurements may vary, the experts who study these phenomena all agree that wildfires today are bigger, last longer, and are more frequent. A big fire used to burn perhaps 30 square miles. Today, wildfires regularly scorch 150-square-mile areas.

Those experts are…..well, who the heck are they? None are mentioned. That’s strange.

Global warming, global weirding, climate change — whatever you prefer to call it — is not just happening in some distant, melting Arctic land out of a storybook. It is not just burning up far-away Russia. It’s here now.

Doesn’t make it mostly or solely Mankind’s fault, chump: nature happens. Except in Climate Alarmist world, where they have to preach about how bad Mankind’s use of fossil fuels is as they travel all over the country and world…..wait, what?

The seas have warmed, ice caps are melting, and the old reliable ocean currents and atmospheric jet streams are jumping their tracks. The harbingers of a warming planet and the abruptly shifting weather patterns that result vary across the American landscape. Along the vast Mississippi River drainage in the heartland of America, epic floods, like our wildfires in the West, are becoming more frequent. In the Gulf states, it’s monster hurricanes and in the Midwest, swarms of killer tornadoes signal that things have changed. In the East, it’s those killer heat waves and record-breaking blizzards.

It’s been over 1000 days since a hurricane hit the US, the longest period since the Civil War. But, don’t worry, a warming world causes “record breaking blizzards.” (Insert DERP face here). The story goes on (and on and on and on) about how the weather is proof of globull warming and stuff, and the librarian finally ends with

After the American West was conquered, tamed, used, and abused, the frontier of our civilizing ambitions moved abroad, was subsumed by a Cold War, was assigned to outer space, and now drives a Humvee through places like Iraq and Afghanistan. On an overheating planet, if the West is still our place of desire and exception, then fire is our modern manifest destiny — and the West is ours to lose.

So Someone Else needs to do something. Because the West is ours to lose or something. Because Mankind has perfect control of weather. Did I mention that Chip is a former library administrator? Is that an approved discipline by the Alarmists to be an expert on Globull Warming?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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