Leftists blame just about everything on climate change. AOC blames climate change (and white people) for the death of her grandfather, who was killed when Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean. They blame every single hurricane and storm on climate change, as though these things are completely and utterly unheard of before we had the combustion engine. And every time there is a wildfire in California, the Left blames climate change.
So it comes as no surprise that former California Governor Jerry Brown blames climate change, and more specifically, climate change deniers in Trump and fellow Republicans, for the wildfires in the state.
“California’s burning while the deniers make a joke out of the standards that protect us all,” Brown told the House Oversight Committee last Tuesday. “The blood is on your soul here and I hope you wake up. Because this is not politics, this is life, this is morality… This is real.”
Whatever grandstanding the communist former governor might attempt, it doesn’t erase the fact that he is completely wrong about what he’s saying. First of all, there is no scientific evidence that supports the idea that climate change causes forest fires. As I wrote in an article titled: “There Is No Link Between Climate Change And Extreme Weather Events,” 31 leading climate scientists gathered in Hohenkammer, Germany in 2006 and “ultimately concluded that any trend of rising ‘climate damages’ were primarily due to increased population densities and economic activity in the path of storms and that it was… not possible to determine what portion of those damages can be attributed to greenhouse gases.”
Secondly, according to the Los Angeles Times, the current California Getty Fire sweeping through L.A. was reportedly caused by a tree branch that was blown into power lines by high winds. Hard to argue that it was climate change that caused any of that.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the REAL reason for these wildfires are California’s idiotic environmental policies that make it almost impossible and extremely expensive to cut down trees. California’s forests are overgrown. The density of the forests are twice what they were 150 years ago and 10 of the state’s 20 biggest and deadliest fires have all occurred in the last decade alone, according to Climate Depot.
“Green sentiment has beaten back the timber industry, which might have put life-saving access roads into wild areas. It has prevented controlled burns (for fear of disrupting animal habitats) and barred even minor brush-clearing programs,” reports Climate Depot.
What’s insanely ironic, however, is that even Jerry Brown himself seems to have understood this principle at one point, despite what lunacy he attempts to peddle. You see, on his final day as governor, Jerry Brown admitted to having quietly signed bills removing some impediments to “controlled burns” and also allotting $190 million a year to “improve forest health and fire prevention,” according to Climate Depot.
So even the commie governor understood, at least privately, that the biggest reason for these wildfires in California are the state’s asinine environmental laws that do more harm than help.
Going back to what Brown told the House Oversight Committee, he said that the deniers were making jokes about the “standards that protect us all.” Not only is he fundamentally wrong here, as, again, ten of the state’s twenty biggest and deadliest wildfires have occurred in the last decade, so they don’t protect anything, but he even has seemingly disagreed with the notion that such standards protect the people of California by his quiet actions as governor.
“The blood is on your soul here and I hope you wake up. Because this is not politics, this is life, this is morality… This is real.” Those are words that Brown needed to have told himself. He was governor of California from 2011 to 2019. It’s his own policies that have endangered California’s citizens and Gavin Newsom has only continued such atrocious policies.
If the blood of those killed by the wildfires is on anyone, it would be on Brown, Newsom, the environmentalist wacko lobby and the whole of the American Left. THEY are the ones implementing such disastrous environmental policies that handcuff those who would keep the forests and the people safe. PG&E wouldn’t have to create massive blackouts if the powerlines were buried into the ground instead of choosing the “environmentally-friendly” options.
The “green” policies that Commiefornia Democrats espouse only cause harm to the environment and to the people of the state. In order for the forests to survive, they need to be well-maintained, which often times means controlled burns and allowing the timber industry to cut down a good number of trees. It also means burying powerlines that could cause out-of-control wildfires. Homelessness has also been cited as being a cause for some wildfires, considering fires have started in homeless camps, so employing socialist economic policies is also a massive detriment to the environment and to the people of California (at least to those living outside the 1%).
It isn’t climate change that causes these wildfires. It’s the idiotic and counter-productive environmental policies employed by the Left that cause these wildfires. Not that it matters to these people. As long as there are wildfires, they can fool people into believing climate change is causing them and taking “action” against them (meaning giving everything you own to the State) is the only viable “solution” to this problem. The Left is more than happy to see more and more wildfires that get more and more deadly as time goes on because of the sort of brainwashing they can do with it. Despite the very clear fact that it’s their policies that are causing this, as long as the attention can be drawn elsewhere, they won’t have any problems and will only succeed in getting what they want.
California is every bit the failed state that Venezuela is, only held up by the fact that it’s part of the United States and that carries with it the benefits of not completely tanking. Many are already leaving the state because of the terrible conditions it is in. What’s unfortunate is that many who leave the state move into other ones and vote for the same type of people who would employ the very policies that caused them to move out in the first place.
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
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