Scientists say the air is getting airier. And of course the debate is over – storms are getting ….stormier. Or so they would have us nod our heads in stupefied agreement. The sad truth is there is a serious lack of straws because they have been grasped to death by the scientific community, the pseudo-scientific community and the political agenda-ites to come up with some supposed consequences of what rational , observant, literate folk now know to be non-existent global warming.
We don’t know if there is a scientific instrument to measure “ferocity”, but the latest thing the kids all say is that fires are becoming “fiercer”. See, when the hurricanes didn’t become more numerous, or dangerous, or strike humanity more frequently like they were supposed to, and then – doggone it – tornadoes didn’t velocitate up the F-scale or multiply to the nth power as predicted by the doom-mongers, the motif changed to one of “erratic” or “severe” weather and associated events. Vacillations in temperatures or moisture or wind patterns. Stuff that’s been going on around the old planet for millions of years that normal people got used to and didn’t pay much mind about, now had to be pointed out as evidence of …..something.
It is tragic and unfortunate that 19 firefighters lost their lives in Arizona recently, battling a forest fire. But it is unconscionable for the meme-makers to use it to propagandize this climate change – carbon emissions junk into a false cause of human or planetary misery. What we cannot understand is why people with titles and degrees insist on beclowning themselves by adding their “Hear! Hear!” to the BS.
“Twenty years ago, I would have said this was a highly unusual, fast-moving, dangerous fire,” said fire history expert Don Falk at the University of Arizona at Tucson, referring to the Yarnell Hill fire. “Now unfortunately, it’s not unusual at all.”
The “fire history expert”blithely tells us that twenty years ago a fire like the Yarnell Fire he would have considered an oddity, a rarity, but today it is commonplace. The inference, of course, is that global warming makes forest fires not only more horrible but more frequent.
But wait! Twenty years ago, were’nt we supposedly right smack dab in the middle of the Warming Monster? Isn’t it generally accepted now that much of the warming data foisted on us has been shown to be fraudulent or erroneous, that warming pretty much quit about fifteen years ago? Whether or not, why weren’t the fires “fiercer” and more omnipresent twenty years ago, or at least as much as today? When it’s hot, it’s hot…and when it’s not, it’s not.
“Fierce” Forest Fire
Not only that, but the cited article spoils it’s own premise when it talks about the fact that massive firefighting efforts saving brush and underbrush have increased the fuel supply for the Western wildfires.
In many places, decades of aggressively snuffing out wildfires also have led to a buildup of fuel ready to ignite. On top of that, more people are living in fire-prone areas near forests, grasslands and shrub lands, which complicates firefighting logistics.
So, which is it, guys? Evil carbon or blundering human intervention? You’re not only beclowning yourselves, you’re shooting yourselves in the foot by inadvertently dabbling in rational explanations. You’re going to have to quit that, or the grants might ……..dry up.