Governor Jerry Brown blames the California drought and dangerous wildfires on “climate change.”

The Daily Journal quotes Brown:

“This is a wakeup call,” Brown said standing in front of a scorched hillside at the FireCowboy Camp Trailhead a few miles outside of Lake County. “California is burning,” boldly asking politicians, “What the hell are you going to do about it?”

‘He attributed the now four-year drought California faces to the extreme weather conditions brought by climate change, an issue he’s recently had on his agenda.

On Wednesday, the governor penned an open letter to GOP presidential candidates, asking them to address climate change during their first debate.

He told reporters Thursday, however, that, “this is not a game of politics. We need to limit our carbon pollution. These are real lives and real people,” adding, “We need to make major changes in the way we operate.”

US wet and dry history graphYet historical records show that extreme weather is running from normal to low, including drought and fire.

Should California deal with its very real drought by ramping up emergency response and securing new sources of fresh water, or by demonizing American industry and CO2?

Exploiting genuine hardship and suffering to advance the global warming narrative is shameful.

Question for Governor Brown: Had Henry Ford never mass-produced the automobile or Edison invented the light bulb, had we never had the industrial revolution and lived in squalor, would California have had one more drop of rain?

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  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.