What is the truth about the devastating fires we’ve seen over the recent years, can anthropomorphic climate change be to blame?
Forestry Professor: “Wildfires Have Nothing to Do with Global Warming…”
I know, I know; he’s not a climate scientist. But he does know a thing or two about forests and wildfires. David B. South is a forestry professor who teaches at Auburn University. I’m sure he also secretly works with the Koch brothers who secretly write and sign his paychecks.
According to him, the scientific truth about wildfires isn’t nearly as exciting as how the politicians and the media make it out to be. Remember what California Governor Jerry Brown lamented recently regarding the wildfires that blazed his state? Breitbart reported:
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown asserted that it is settled that climate change is a factor in the wildfires now devastating parts of San Diego County. Brown’s comments come at the same time that the Escondido Polilce Department reported that two suspects, an adult and a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with intentionally starting the fire.
According to a story in the U-T San Diego, the governor opined, “Despite what you may hear in Washington, climate change is a factor… This is not about theory. It’s not about politics. This is about fires on the ground, people’s homes.”
But according to Professor South, the inconvenient truth is that wildfires have nothing to do with tea party-induced global warming. Here’s the Daily Caller:
“Policy makers who halt active forest management and kill ‘green’ harvesting jobs in favor of a ‘hands-off’ approach contribute to the buildup of fuels in the forest,” South told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday.
“This eventually increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires,” South said. “To attribute this human-caused increase in fire risk to carbon dioxide emissions is simply unscientific.”