CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016

Action speaks louder than words.

KATY GRIMES

Last year, as all Hell was breaking loose in California as residents were burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, Gov. Jerry Brown was jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda. He’s been calling this California’s ‘new normal.’

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“With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.

Today, as California burns once again under torrential wildfires, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years… that is everyone except Governor Jerry Brown. Governor Brown claims that year-round, devastating fires are the “new normal” we must accept.

Megan Barth and I reported Monday:

“Supporting Obama-era regulations have resulted in the new normal: an endless and devastating fire…

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Gov. Brown blames climate ‘deniers’ for worsening wildfires – Scientific evidence refutes him

California Gov. Jerry Brown said 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.”

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Book Excerpt: Wildfires  [ The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change]

The mainstream media seems to be very sure that wildfires are getting worse because of man-made global warming. ABC World News Tonight warned in 2014 that “here in America, more wildfires, intense burns” have arrived courtesy of climate change. CBS This Morning featured climate fear promoter Michio Kaku, predicting “hundred-year droughts, hundred-year forest fires” and claiming that “something is very dangerously happening with the weather.”

Al Gore also thinks he knows all about wildfires. “All over the West we’re seeing these fires get much, much worse,” Gore said in 2017, adding, “the underlying cause is the heat.”

But the science tells a very different story. A 2016 study published by the Royal Society reported, “There is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago” and the “global area burned” has seen a “slight decline over past decades.” The study, by Stefan Doerr and Cristina Santín of Swansea University in Wales, noted that “many consider wildfire as an accelerating problem, with widely held perceptions both in the media and scientific papers of increasing fire occurrence, severity and resulting losses. However, important exceptions aside, the quantitative evidence available does not support these perceived overall trends.”

The study also found that the data for the western U.S. indicates “little change overall, and also that area burned at high severity has overall declined compared to pre-European settlement. Direct fatalities from fire and economic losses also show no clear trends over the past three decades.” The researchers concluded, “The data available to date do not support a general increase in area burned or in fire severity for many regions of the world. Indeed there is increasing evidence that there is overall less fire in the landscape today than there has been centuries ago, although the magnitude of this reduction still needs to be examined in more detail.”

According to the study, “fire is a fundamental natural ecological agent in many of our ecosystems and only a ‘problem’ where we choose to inhabit these fire-prone regions or we humans introduce it to non-fire-adapted ecosystems.

The ‘wildfire problem’ is essentially more a social than a natural one.” Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid found that “climate change” is not to blame for increased forest fires in the Mediterranean basin. “The change in the occurrence of fires that are recorded in the historical research cannot be explained by the gradual change in climate.” The fires instead “correspond to changes in the availability of fuel, the use of sources of energy, and the continuity of the landscape.”

In the United States, wildfires are also due in part to a failure to thin forests or remove dead and diseased trees. In 2014, forestry professor David B. South of Auburn University testified to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that “data suggest that extremely large megafires were four-times more common before 1940,” adding that “we cannot reasonably say that anthropogenic global warming causes extremely large wildfires.”

As he explained, “To attribute this human-caused increase in fire risk to carbon dioxide emissions is simply unscientific.” The evidence is so strong that even the Los Angeles Times featured an article rebuking Governor Jerry Brown for his claims that California’s 2015 wildfires were “a real wake-up call” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which he claimed were “in many respects driving all of this.” The Times article noted, “But scientists who study climate change and fire behavior say their work does not show a link between this year’s wildfires and global warming, or support Brown’s assertion that fires are now unpredictable and unprecedented. There is not enough evidence, they say.”

Dominick DellaSala, chief scientist at the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon, has conducted research on fires in the western United States and found them declining. “If we use the historical baseline as a point in time for comparison, then we have not seen a measurable increase in the size or the severity of fires,” DellaSala said. “In fact, what we have seen is actually a deficit in forest fires compared to what early settlers were dealing with when they came through this area.”

A 2014 study found that Colorado wildfires have not become more severe since the 1900s. “The severity of recent fires is not unprecedented when we look at fire records going back before the 1900s,” said research scientist Tania Schoennagel. The study, “one of the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the western United States,” was published in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the National Science Foundation.

It is pathetic that we have a Governor that does not understand science.

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Watch: Geologist Gregory Wrightstone: Recent temperature history puts the lie to CO2 driven warming

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Climatologist Pat Michaels on “Life, Liberty, and Levin”

On Sunday evening at 7PM Fox News hosts “Life, Liberty & Levin,” where Mark Levin does in-depth interviews of thinkers, authors, and newsmakers. This last Sunday, Oct 21st, the guest was former Virginia State Climatologist and Cato Institute scholar Pat Michaels. In this long-form interview format, Michael’s discussion of computer models was easy to follow and understand why that have failed. He even provided some valuable news, the one climate model that works like the real world is the Russian model INM-CM4. Check out the details in this video:

https://www.cato.org/longtail-iframe/node/79107/field_longtail_player/0

I read Michael’s book Lukewarming, which was a gift from a local blogger who is skeptical of the global warming consensus.  This is a video worth your time to view.

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Global Warming is a Tornado Killer

From the NOAA Storm Prediction Center comes this inconvenient data that pretty much kills the “climate is making weather more severe” claim.

Get this – a record-low 759 tornadoes formed in the U.S. so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). According to the SPC data, there were two fewer tornadoes than the previous annual record-low of 761.

Tornado activity has been unusually low in recent years which goes back 65 years to the early 1950s.

Annual Tornado Record

 

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/adj.html

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Globally, The Coolest September In The Last 10 Years.

Dr Roy Spencer:

The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for September, 2018 was +0.14 deg. C, down a little from +0.19 deg. C in August:

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More details HERE.

 

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Dianne Feinstein has to be Defeated

deLeon Sign

I thought about writing a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein explaining my dismay and anger with her performance this week, smearing a fine man and politically raping his family. But, it would just be trashed by a staff member along with some stale veggie pizza. Then it occurred to me elections matter according to a former President. So, let’s make the next election count, Dianne has to be defeated.

I have requested a Kevin de Leon yard sign for my front yard in Lincoln Hills. I am known in the neighborhood as conservative Republican, and there will be some buzz about a Democratic sign in my front yard. This will open the conversation for why I am so unhappy with Dianne Feinstein and why they should vote for Kevin de Leon.

Think about it for a moment, if enough angry Republican get behind de Leon then we will be rid of the political carbuncle Feinstein. We are going to end up with a Democrat Senator, we just need to make sure it is not Feinstein.

Your thoughts. Here is the link to order up a yard sign info@kevindeleon.com

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