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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