The blazing wildfires that have crept along the US west coast are the result of “climate change” and “global warming,” or so leftists and mainstream media would have people believe. Since lightning storms sparked fires across California last month, leftist groups have grown louder than before in blaming so-called climate change.
Mainstream media has also churned out article upon article about global fires being on the rise, with large swaths of forests in different parts of the world going up in flames at a historic pace. But these claims couldn’t be further from the truth. Recent scientific data shows just how little climate change has to do with the wildfires.
In particular, there has been a significant 25 percent decrease in global fires from 2003 to 2019, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), NASA has monitored thousands of burning fires around the globe.
Data from MODIS also revealed that despite the vast quantities of carbon that wildfires produce, the fires do not add carbon to the atmosphere in the long term. This is because the regrowth of vegetation or the creation of charcoal is able to recapture all of that released carbon and “clean” the air in just a few months.
Since NASA began collecting measurements, climate researchers like James Randerson with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) also noted that there has been a great decrease in the total number of square kilometers burned around the world on an annual basis thanks to economic growth and development.
This is because changes in human settlement patterns and agriculture have led people to use more machines than fire to clear forests of dead trees and prepare land for farming. Less land is also being converted into agriculture because farmers are now beginning to grow more food on less land thanks to urbanization.
In all, the MODIS data show that although the recent wildfires have caused significant damage to both humans and the environment, wildfires have been far worse in the past, not quite in line with the narrative of global warming and climate change that leftists and mainstream media have been pandering to millions of people.
What with the hassle of locking up leftist arsonists and investing resources in proper forest management, it’s no wonder alarmists and leftist politicians are quick to point their fingers at climate change.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, for instance, has stated that he has no patience for climate change deniers. It is a point of view that is inconsistent with the facts that California residents have seen for themselves. People’s own experiences tell stories differently from those of climate change deniers.
Newsom’s barbed statement came as California entered September still in flames, with large fire complexes traveling up north to Oregon and Washington and wreaking destructive havoc there. Experts noted that the Democratic politician’s statement appeared to be a retort to critics, including President Donald Trump.
Just last week, Trump said in a briefing during his visit to California that improper forest management was to blame for the state’s wildfire crisis. When trees fall down, their trunks become matchsticks that can explode, he said.
Meanwhile, officials from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which has been sounding the alarm on possible statewide power shortages since the fires started, were quick to slam legislators’ insistence on plans to cut off carbon-based fuels.
Furthermore, local and federal law enforcement agencies in California, Oregon and Washington have been reporting scores of arrests linked to arson and BLM amid the ongoing wildfire crisis. In fact, it was not two weeks ago when Washington police arrested a longtime BLM rioter and charged him with reckless burning.
Local and state police in Oregon also arrested a man last week for lighting a large fire in a residential area. His fire was confirmed to have contributed to the deadliest and most destructive fire that burned through Oregon. (Related: “Regular attendee” of anti-police demonstrations in Seattle arrested for arson.)
In all, irrefutable scientific data, government negligence and arson arrests provide more than enough evidence that the recent wildfires are far from being the direct and sole consequence of global warming and climate change.
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