Skip to comments.California governor blames devastating wildfires on climate change and says
Posted on 12/10/2017 12:37:53 PM PST by Kaslin
California's governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be 'the new normal', as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend.
Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.
At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a 'new reality' where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars.
He added that gusty winds and low humidity are continuing and warned that there's a good chance of seeing 'firefighting at Christmas'.
He said it will take 'heroic' efforts in the US and abroad to stem climate change and urged US lawmakers to pay more attention to dealing with natural disasters such as fires, floods and earthquakes.
Over the past week, six major wildfires have forced more than 200,000 people to flee and choked the air across much of the region.
Forecasters predict wind gusts to become more intense by Saturday night, challenging the 8,700 firefighters who have been battling the fast-moving blazes for five days.
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Jerry, you should worry about Orville Dam and leave the Climate to God.
A ring of creosote bushes that are estimated to be 11,700 years old. Lucerne Valley, California
Gee, I wonder how long desert/drought conditions have existed in California?
This is an excellent point
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
I believ in some areas, people are forbidden to remove the undergrowth because better for the environment....pretty a**inine.
He should leave the Solar System!!!
Not being a meteorologist nor a climate scientist, I could have sworn that California had the most rain and snow in some 10 years. I heard the drought was over. Looking at how high our reservoirs are now and having to open damn overflow gates into the ocean, I guess I was wrong even though I live here. Brown is an ill-informed old commie who just doesn't keep up. The bigger problem is the Senate and Assembly who buy into any eco-fanatic whining.
I'm counting the months when my wife retires from a great job and we can leave. Reno is the destination.
Gee, maybe Governor Moonbeam and the democrats running the state ought to give the illegals that have overrun the state more of the tax payers money. If they need an excuse to do exactly that, out of control wildfires and too cheap unwilling tax payers will do. The good hardworking tax paying patriotic citizen residing in California and who cannot leave for whatever reason are SO screwed.
If it’s Yellow, let it mellow.
If it’s Brown, flush it down.
There have always been fires in the American West.
A century or two ago, there was not much to burn in the way of homes and other structures.
Brown is bat-crap crazy.
California’s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ‘the new normal’,
2004 it was said we would haves waves of Hurricanes. We didn’t experience much for 10 years. So, with that logic look for 2 or 3 hard winters in a row coming to California.
What started this fire????
Oh, I’m glad you will move back to Miss. onyx. It’s a little bit closer to me than CA.
There was a bigger, more devastating fire in 1933. While I’m at it, may I suggest that CA need to look at their building codes. Wooden roof shingles? Really?
Right. Like last winter when I had to drive 40 miles out of my way to get home because entire mountain sides had slid into the highway because of unrelenting downpours.
In Tahoe they called it "Januburied". The snow was the deepest ever recorded.
In addition to being addled, Brown's memory is non-existent.
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