The Wacky World of Warmism
Tom Styers on CNN September 14, 2020: “The number one thing we can do is elect a different president who is going to recognize the problem, deal with it forcefully at home, deal with it forcefully overseas. That’s actually the only solution we have to this problem — is honest to God Joe Biden.”
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano responds: Contrary to Steyer’s claims, governments cannot legislate the weather. Climate activists like Steyer think we need more taxes and regulations to somehow stop bad weather and a changing climate. President Obama claimed we could vote for better weather in 2012 as well. Obama: “Climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future. And in this election, you can do something about it.” But America did vote for Obama and we are still dealing with droughts, floods and wildfires! Go figure!”
The media and many politicians are claiming the spate of wildfires in 2020 are due to man-made “climate change.” see: Washington grappling with ‘climate fires’ not wildfires, says Gov. Inslee
But, scientific data, scientists, and studies reveal a much different picture.
The new skeptical climate film, Climate Hustle is set to premiere. Climate Hustle 2 Set for Sept. 24 at 8 pm Worldwide release! Exposes agenda behind Green New Deal & UN Paris Pact. The film, hosted by actor Kevin Sorbo, exposes the myths behind the claims that man-made “climate change” causing more extreme weather, including droughts and wildfires.
The following is an excerpt from author Marc Morano’s new 2019 best-selling book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.
“There is increasing evidence that there is overall less fire in the landscape today than there has been centuries ago, although the magnitude of this reduction still needs to be examined in more detail.”…
“The ‘wildfire problem’ is essentially more a social than a natural one.” Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid found that “climate change” is not to blame for increased forest fires in the Mediterranean basin.”…
“In the United States, wildfires are also due in part to a failure to thin forests or remove dead and diseased trees. In 2014, forestry professor David B. South of Auburn University testified to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that “data suggest that extremely large megafires were four-times more common before 1940,” adding that “we cannot reasonably say that anthropogenic global warming causes extremely large wildfires.” As he explained, “To attribute this human-caused increase in fire risk to carbon dioxide emissions is simply unscientific.”
“For decades, traditional forest management was scientific and successful, until ideological, preservationist zealots wormed their way into government and began the 40-year overhaul of sound federal forest management through abuse of the Endangered Species Act and the no-use movement…”
“The same climate change impacts private lands as public lands, but private forests are not burning down because they are properly managed. Or if a fire does break out on privately managed forest land, it is often extinguished more quickly and easily because the trees aren’t so close together and the underbrush has been cleared away.”
Flashback 1994 New York Times article debunks climate-caused California wildfires – NYT July 19, 1994: BEGINNING about 1,100 years ago, what is now California baked in two droughts, the first lasting 220 years and the second 140 years. Each was much more intense than the mere six-year dry spells that afflict modern California from time to time, new studies of past climates show. The findings suggest, in fact, that relatively wet periods like the 20th century have been the exception rather than the rule in California for at least the last 3,500 years, and that mega-droughts are likely to recur. …
Dr. Stine, who reported his findings last month in the British journal Nature, says that California, like Tiwanaku, presents “a classic case of people building themselves beyond the carrying capacity of the land,” which is determined not by wet times but by dry ones. “What we’ve done in California is fail to recognize that there are lean times ahead,” said Dr. Stine, “and they are a lot leaner than anything we’ve come up against” in the modern era.
End NYT excerpt
Todd Myers: “The largest number of acres burned in the past five years was in 2018, when temperatures in E. Washington were cooler than this year. By way of contrast, 2017 was an extremely quiet fire year, but average temperature was 3 degrees warmer than the busy 2018 fire season. Additionally, 2014 was an extremely bad fire year, but average Summer temperatures were lower than the very quiet year of 2017. Precipitation was also very similar. Simply pointing to temperatures and even precipitation obviously doesn’t tell the whole story, nor is it a useful surrogate for fire activity.”
Man-made West Coast wildfires – “’Climate change,’” man-made or natural, is emphatically not the reason for these wildfires…The cause of these wildfires is the mismanagement of western forestlands by elected officials and government agencies tasked with overseeing them. Specifically, overgrown trees interfering with power lines and the build-up of dead trees and underbrush over the years are the ingredients for conflagration.”
Green radicals are responsible for red forests: Environmentalists Destroyed California’s Forests: ‘Environmentalists have gone to the extreme to prevent controlled burns, and as a result we have this catastrophe today’