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CA Gov Jerry Brown: Wildfires Due to Global Warming

It’s getting hot in California, and not simply as a result of all the wildfires lately.

Uber-lib Gov. Jerry Brown made certain in a recent presser that we understand the raging flames across the Left Coast are a result of ‘man-made climate change’ and that it’s only going to get worse.

His hot-air bluster is more of the same inane blather coming out of the Mother Earth Center for Gaia Worship.

One wonders why the same phenomenon isn’t happening in other western states.

Is global warming that geographically selective or is there something else going on?

Of course, the fact that tree-hugging bureaucrats in California have blocked efforts to clear back overgrown forests and underbrush — which overwhelmingly has turned the state into a tinderbox — has entirely nothing to do with the problem.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

California Governor Jerry Brown said the wildfires ravaging the greater Los Angeles area are part of a “new normal” residents can expect due to man-made global warming.

“This is kind of the new normal,” said Brown, a Democrat, on Saturday while touring Ventura County neighborhoods wrecked by the Thomas Fire, that is already one of the largest in state history.

“With climate change, some scientists are saying that Southern California is literally burning up,” Brown said, according to CNN. “So we have to have the resources to combat the fires and we also have to invest in managing the vegetation and forests … in a place that’s getting hotter.”

Brown’s statements, though ominous, aren’t in line with the scientific consensus. The latest National Climate Assessment report put a “low” to “medium” confidence on claims global warming was making wildfires worse across the western U.S.

Wildfires could increase in severity in the coming decades, but parsing out the driving factors behind fire trends is complicated, since so much of it depends on land management policies and year-to-year variations in temperature and rainfall.


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