Skip to comments.Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
Posted on 07/22/2014 8:14:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.
Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washingtons wildfire, the largest in the states history.
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What meteorology school in Indonesia, Pakistan or Kenya did he attend?
He’s a silly boy with a one-track mind:
Right, incompetent federal forest management has nothing to do with it!
“...and a lot of that has to do with climate change.”
Oh, obviously. The great Bagwanbama pronounces the cause of a natural wildfire. Never pass up an opportunity to suck political advantage from a natural tragedy. (sarc)
Really preposterous when an idiot politician is telling you a local event was caused by some global theory.
Too bad Republicans don’t have many politicians with the intelligence to understand that.
I’m told that when barry first read about this.....in the paper...that he thought the fires were in Washington...D,.C..!!
He told people doctors cut off your dad’s leg or your kid’s tonsils just for the fee, and Obamacare will cure them with vitamins.
No one challenged him on it.
Fifty eight years ago there was a Smokey Bear advertizement on Tv warning about wildfires. It said that so many wildfires burned so much acreage each year in the USA they could cover the entire state of Louisiana.
So, are there NOW more fires than there were back then?
If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****, right Barry?
He attended Pimp School, nothing else.
The speech writers are even stupid. OR, maybe they had him say something else and he didn't believe them and ad libbed the entire thing. What a moron: pimp moron.
So now he’s a scientist?
Baffle? I would be amazed if he said anything that made sense.
But, then, if he shows his ugly pimpface on the boobus toobus, I immediately change channels.
You know Smokey the Bear’s middle name?
Know why Smokey and the missus never had any cubs?
‘Global warming/climate change’:
Whenever his wife got too hot, he beat her with a shovel.
Back then the forest service tried to put out ALL those fires IMMEDIATELY.
Now, they decided to use their brains and realize that forest fires are natural events in nature. They have entire programs dedicated to explaining why it's STUPID to put them out or even try to control them. When I first saw this program I was brought to realize how complex the forest ecosystem is. Now, I see the light! AAAAmmmmeeeeen, BROTHERS and SISTERS!!!!! I see the light!!
Folks who live in those forest fire areas are just as stupid as the folks who built on the flood plains of the Mississippi River. Rivers with YEARLY flooding aren't going to STOP flooding because John and Mary Dumb-Butts wanna build on the river front.
Oh well, the culling of the species continues.
That is SO stupid!!
Heeheehee! Cracked me up!!
I’m here all week ... two drink minimum. Don’t take room towels to the pool. Hey, you’re a great crowd, for one guy!
I'm with Weight Watchers now but when I lose this excess weight -- WAIT til you see me in a bikini.
NO SCREAMING please! I'm a sensitive old
broad fatso lady woman. It WILL be a two-piece so the world can see that I'm not a guy. :o) Thangkew.
Yes; terrorist arson is very likely one of the real causes.
Here’s my tweet on this subject:
Disasters blamed on gays? Replace “gay” with “climate” and a “crazy, hateful” sermon becomes a presidential speech
Pretty sure the big one in Washington was caused by lightening. Curiously, it was after obama was elected and he caused the sea-levels to fall. Falling sea levels and worse wild fires, probably a one-to-one relationship.
the top 3 scapegoats, Bush, climate change, Republican Congress, these three things define the Obama presidency.
Same BS from our village idiot in the governor’s mansion. These morons are so invested in that bogus concept that they have no idea that it’s all worn out by now, and they just make themselves look sillier trying to tie it to the natural processes that happen every year. Or like the big fire in Kellogg, ID in 1910.
Not to mention their own crackpot theories that we shouldn’t manage the forests - and just let the understory fuels build up.
And I thought Gov. Lepetomaine was just a movie character...
Well they can't be forest fires, right? Because all the green weenies tell us that the bad capitalist loggers have cut down all the forests.
What ever happened to the National Forest Service div of BLM?
Nope. Just more gullible people.
VERY mild fire season so far this year, comparatively.
Year-to-date large fires: 1,562,243 acres vs
Year-to-date 10 year avg: 3,772,922 acres
Y-T-D fires 30,839 vs
Y-T-D 10 year avg 44, 663
3/4 as many fires, and only 1/3 as many acres burned this year so far, of the year-to-date 10 year average.
National Interagency Coordination Center
Incident Management Situation Report
Tuesday July 22, 2014 0530 MT
National Preparedness Level 3
So far in 2014 we have had the fewest acres burned in the last 10 years (almost 1/3 of the average to date).
And the 2nd fewest number of fires total (fewest was last year).
jinx you owe me a coke
For the numbers, see my #28 below. This year is WAY below 10 year averages.
...and thanks again for the fruit cake recipe; we loved it.
Obama came to WA State to fund raise, not for help the fire victims. While towns all over WA are holding fund raisers for the fdisplaced victims of the wild fires, Obama comes into Seattle at rush hour and ties up traffic to fill his political coffers.
2 minutes is as good as a mile! LOL
Smokey had no middle name, his name was Smokey Bear.
Smokey Bear Museum and Grave
Traffic issues were worse than on a normal weekday commute as only 1 regular lane and 1 HOV lane of the I-90 bridge were open and there was a Mariner game at Safeco (for those that don’t know - north of Boeing Field where AF1 lanes) and a Seattle Storm game at the Key Arena - both at 7.
They were suggesting that some people work from home yesterday, which may have helped with making the commute not as bad as it could have been.
Whenever Obama comes to town one fairly liberal radio host says, “he’s coming to visit his ATM in Bellevue again - he never has time for the little people”.
You’re correct, it was started by lightening. We’ve had a beautiful summer so far - -a few days over 80 (which we usually don’t get until Aug)in the Seattle area and not much rain. East of the mountains and Eastern WA is usually warmer.
I heard on the radio last night that they may get rain over the fire area today. Which on one hand is a blessing, though they were concerned if there was a lot of rain there could be flooding as apparently the fire causes the ground to get hard so the water doesn’t sink in easily. They indicated there could be more lightening, too.
What human-caused climate change was responsible for this one? Yes, some parts of the fire were sparked by human activity, but lightning was involved, too, along with severe winds.
The problem is still mismanagement. Those fires that were fought so ardently in the past, lack of logging, and other greenie-weenie crap has reduced once-great forests to dregs.
We're no longer allowed to log like we used to. So too many trees fight for too little water, then get weak and are prone to beetle infestation. They die, and become tinder for the next little fire to blow up into a big fire.
There was a lot of reaction in the SW after the Rodeo-Chediski fire caused unprecedented damage on National Forest land, but had little impact on adjacent White-Mountain Apache forest land. The Apaches had allowed logging to thin the forest, and it suffered little damage in comparison.
Entire forests of dead/dying trees to become the next match-head to ignite.
The Forest Service is an agency under the Department of Agriculture. The BLM is an agency under the Department of the Interior.
From your link:
2014 (1/1/14 - 7/2214) Fires: 30,839 Acres: 1,562,243
2013 (1/1/13 - 7/22/13) Fires: 26,405 Acres: 2,171,893
2012 (1/1/12 - 7/22/12) Fires: 34,759 Acres: 3,791,054
2011 (1/1/11 - 7/22/11) Fires: 42,189 Acres: 5,875,756
2010 (1/1/10 - 7/22/10) Fires: 34,982 Acres: 1,914,930
2009 (1/1/09 - 7/22/09) Fires: 53,501 Acres: 2,870,165
2008 (1/1/08 - 7/22/08) Fires: 52,572 Acres: 3,360,649
2007 (1/1/07 - 7/22/07) Fires: 54,827 Acres: 4,209,806
2006 (1/1/06 - 7/22/06) Fires: 67,394 Acres: 4,838,319
2005 (1/1/05 - 7/22/05) Fires: 35,885 Acres: 3,926,435
2004 (1/1/05 - 7/22/05) Fires: 44,118 Acres: 4,770,213
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 44,663 Acres: 3,772,922
Note: these are year-to-date numbers for each year, not totals for the prior years. 2011 was the worst season of the decade, and that was primarily from the Wallow Fire in Arizona.
We got the smoke from that one for several weeks here in the Albuquerque metro.
2013 was an interesting season. It virtually dropped off at the end of August, when fires usually burn well into September and even October.