Gov. Brown blames wildfires on global warming

Gov. Brown blames wildfires on global warming

Cocos Fire 2014, WikimediaGov. Jerry Brown has been blaming the wildfires on global warming/climate. The Times summarized his recent statements:

“We here in California are on the front lines,” Brown said on ABC in the first of two Sunday morning news show appearances….

The governor repeated his belief that this spring’s fire season, already consuming 25,000 acres and destroying dozens of homes in San Diego County, has been worsened by climate change brought on by human activity.

He told CNN host Candy Crowley that California’s fire season is now more than two months longer than it was a decade ago, and that fire crews must be activated year-round instead of seasonally.

He said there was “political denial,” especially among Republicans, of forces that he said are changing the way Californians must live.

“We’re going to deal with nature as best we can, but humanity is on a collision course with nature,” Brown said on ABC.

Except there hasn’t been any “global warming” for 17 years and 9 months. So how could something that’s not happening worsen wildfires? Here’s the chart:

Global temperatures

Moreover, as I reported last week, the global warming/climate change data was cooked and covered up, as recently has been revealed — part of the Climategate scandal. The global warming numbers are as phony as those Bernie Madoff told his investors about their earnings.

Brown keeps talking about “political denial,” but he’s in reality denial.

As to humanity being “on a collision course with nature,” that’s always been the case. It’s only a little more than a century ago that most of our ancestors still had to fend off wild animals. Plagues regularly ripped through populations, such as the 1918-19 influenza. There was no warning of hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.

And how about the global cooling that could be upon us because of decreased solar activity? In many areas last winter’s weather was the coldest on record.

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 May, 2014, 18:28

    Clown is a nutjob.

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 20 May, 2014, 19:59

      Poodle– you are not worthy to carry his sandals—-but because people like me fought to protect your right to call this GREAT man names— PLEASE PLEASE have at it!

      OH….you’re welcome little buddy!

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      • eck
        eck 21 May, 2014, 17:57

        As usual from Teddy Clown (Jerry’s relative), another ad-hominem attack bit of drivel without any actual factual argument.

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        • Bud Led Ted S.
          Bud Led Ted S. 21 May, 2014, 20:34

          Eck– I’m just defending the Gov little buddy! Try not to be too sensitive.

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          • Rex the Wonder Dog!
            Rex the Wonder Dog! 22 May, 2014, 00:47

            “…but because people like me fought to protect your right to call this GREAT man names …”

            Teddy, the ONLY thing you have ever “fought” are the little voices in your little brain. And they laid you out for the 10-count.

            Carry on 🙂

          • Bud Led Ted S.
            Bud Led Ted S. 22 May, 2014, 06:51

            If you only knew…….

            well…..

            anything.

  2. Ken
    Ken 20 May, 2014, 19:53

    I blame Brown on global warming, what else might explain him? I also wonder why L.A. is not already under water? Anyone? Anyone?

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    • eck
      eck 21 May, 2014, 18:00

      I’m with Ken. Brown is caused by global warming! No, wait, global warming caused Jerry. No, wait,…… it’s……?

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  3. Steele, Ted, When only the very best will do!
    Steele, Ted, When only the very best will do! 21 May, 2014, 14:18

    Ken– you’re throwing softballs out here — too easy— I will let one of my assts answer this.

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  4. vonborks
    vonborks 21 May, 2014, 20:04

    Too bad Jerry did not discussed this with Smokey the Bear before he made a fool of himself, if so he would have learned that the majority of California fires are started by people, many accidently and more than a few on purpose but many fires have natural causes such as a downed power line or static electricity generated during very low humidity conditions wherein super dry air blows thru super dry brush causing natural combustion, and then there is lightening and all kinds of other natural stuff…

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  5. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 22 May, 2014, 06:40

    California mega-wildfires are nothing new. The recent trend toward increasing size and ‘severity’ can be attributed to:

    1) Current epic drought. May be linked to anthropogenic climate change, or it may not. Tree ring studies show an approximately 50 year drought in the 15 th century, which is tied to the collapse of puebloan native american communities in the southwest. Long term cause and effect in climate science is difficult to establish with complete certainty, and pronouncements by establishment figures become suspicious to me when money is involved, e.g. carbon taxes…

    2) Over 100 years of aggressive fire suppression in the coastal sage scrub chaparral, which NEEDS to burn. The action of the natural fire cycle will not be stopped, only delayed, and the resulting buildup of highly combustible fuels is a recipe for disaster. One need look no farther than over the border in northern Baja state to see a more natural fire mosaic. In southern California, the introduction of small, explosively combustible non-native grasses, like Cheat grass has only med a bad situation worse.

    3) The ‘vampire squid’ of crazy-quilt suburban development, with huge expensive houses built on windy ridge tops ‘for the views’-about the WORST place you can build a house smack in the middle of gigatons of explosive fuel. Then everybody is upset when the inevitable happens, and of course they ‘vow to rebuild’ and the authorities vow to double down on fire suppression.

    IMHO we have a cultural problem: we don’t understand yet, at the genetic level, that we are not in France or England. We are in a north american arid landscape that has very different rules and we refuse to live by those rules.

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    • Bud Led Ted S.
      Bud Led Ted S. 24 May, 2014, 09:10

      That’s right Bill— repeat this to yourself— everything is ok——mmmmmmm—- there there…….tut tut…….shuffle back to your cubicle…….hey……..

      I’m going to need you to come in Saturday and get me your TPS reports……

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  6. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 22 May, 2014, 06:49

    LOL
    There’s no wildfires? There’s no global warming…it’s all normal– Rush says so.

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 22 May, 2014, 07:45

    Teddy,

    Ever notice the same subjects repeat on CWD to deceive poor uneducated doomers. Such a pity. What can be done to protect these hapless cavers.

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  8. Bud Led Ted S.
    Bud Led Ted S. 26 May, 2014, 13:53

    I have noticed that— it seems they are the useful idiots of the globalists.

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