“We’re in a CLIMATE CRISIS. And what we’re experiencing in California is coming to every community — all across the United States of America — unless we get our act together on climate change.”, Tweet by the Twit Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“Mother earth is angry, she is telling us. Whether she’s telling us with hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is, the climate crisis is real,”, House Speaker and Lunatic Nancy Pelosi.
“Western wildfires: An ‘unprecedented,’ climate change-fueled event, experts say“, Washington Post
“This is not an act of God, This has happened because we have changed the climate of the state of Washington in dramatic ways. …fires across the Pacific Northwest and California shouldn’t be called wildfires, but ‘climate fires’.”, Gov. and Losing Presidential candidate Jay Inslee of WA.
‘This is climate change’ not just about forest management“, Mayor and self-proclaimed woodland expert Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles.
Here’s where I’m confused. If it’s all about climate change, why do I see these HEADLINES?
Authorities arrest 4 in connection to possible arson, fires along West Coast, Fox News.
A California fire sparked by a gender reveal party has grown to more than 10,000 acres, CNN
Oregon man arrested TWICE in 12-hour span for starting ‘multiple’ fires near Portland freeway, Fox News
And what do actual EXPERTS say?
“A lot of it has to do with 20th-century logging practices that converted relatively resistant old-growth forests to something else – forests that have a lot more trees per acre and a lot more understory brush and flammable fuels,”, Greg Giusti, forests and wildland ecology expert with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
“The fire community, the progressives, are almost in a state of panic. There’s only one solution, the one we know yet still avoid. We need to get good fire on the ground and whittle down some of that fuel load.”, Tim Ingalsbee PhD, Environmental Sciences, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)