Hypothetically speaking, let us assume for a moment that the climate change genius Leonardo DiCaprio got his wish and everything went “green” tomorrow afternoon in California. All travel from San Francisco to San Diego was by electric train (oh wait, no electric trains are running the coastline), but let us assume that happened. All buses in LA suddenly become electric, as well as police vehicles, fire engines, and city service vehicles. The only thing left to do now is relocating those millions of people who commute daily from San Bernadino, Ontario, Irvine, Anaheim (and dozens of more) to downtown Los Angeles for work. Better still, let’s relocate downtown LA to the suburbs to the millions don’t have to travel to work anymore.
Of course, this will make former Vice President and Climate guru Al Gore happy, although I’m not so sure about California’s Governor Moon-Beam Brown. Gore wouldn’t have to pick up the tab for relocating downtown LA, but Brown or rather the Sunshine State’s taxpayers would.
O.K., obviously the above is sarcasm directed toward the idiocy that is currently flowing from the award-winning actor DiCaprio’s mouth in response to the sudden deadly wildfires plaguing the Gold-Coast. According to CNN, DiCaprio stated; “The reason these wildfires have worsened is because of climate change and a historic drought,” he tweeted. “Helping victims and fire relief efforts in our state should not be a partisan issue.”
As if the lunacy of DiCaprio could not be anymore ill-informed, Governor Moon-Beam, put out this statement; all climate-change deniers are “definitely contributing” to the fatal wind-whipped wildfires that have pummeled northern and southern parts of the state over the past few days, as well as blazes “in the coming years.”
If I am to understand the Governor correctly, then because I am not a big believer in “Climate Change or Global Warming,” then it is my fault that California is the recipient of the dreaded Santa Anna winds. Seriously? Is it my fault that dry lightning hits a tree in the Sierra Nevada mountains and starts a major wildfire? According to the lunacy of Brown, it is.
The celeb’s and Governor are angry because of the Tweets put out by President Trump a couple of days ago.
The irony is that it now appears that Pacific Gas & Electric seems to be taking responsibility for the “Camp Fire.” The Camp Fire is the fire that burned the town of Paradise to the ground and is now responsible for killing nearly 40 victims and has left over 100 unaccounted for. According to PG&E, the fire most likely was started from some arching power lines during high winds. According to Fox News, nearly 5,500 homes have been destroyed along with hundreds of businesses. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire that is currently destroying multi-million dollar homes in Malibu, California. Many celebrity homes have been destroyed and thousands of more homes are threatened.
Yesterday, Dr. Sam Clovis was sitting in for the afternoon drivetime host Simon Conway on the Des Moines, Iowa blowtorch radio station WHO. Dr. Clovis was discussing these wildfires for two reasons. The first being that they are major news and the second reason was that Dr. Clovis is an expert having served in the Department of Agriculture. Clovis was making the point that we have tens of millions of acres across the Western States that are “NOT ALLOWED” to be managed because of lawsuits by the leftist organizations.
Every time the government tries to or makes an overture to come in and clean up these wilderness areas, some organization will sue or worse yet, the State of California will block any attempt.
The problem is pretty simple for the government to handle. What fuels these fires is dried underbrush, downed dead trees, standing dead trees, all of which makes any fire burn much hotter and spread faster.
President Trump was and is 100% correct when he says that these lands need to be managed properly. Will it prevent forest fires? No, but it will do is make the fires much less deadly and easier to fight. Managing the land is the prudent thing to do when comparing to billions in lost homes, businesses, towns, and worse yet, dead firefighters and residents who become trapped because of an exploding fire.