They just can’t help themselves.

When natural disaster strikes warming campaigners and politicians blame it on “climate change.”

Large areas of California has been tragically devastated by fire.  This is serious, and deserves a better response than Governor Jerry Brown using the situation to score global warming political points.

CFACT’s Marc Morano debunks their entire narrative in a Climate Depot special report.

The science on this is clear.  Historical data and peer-reviewed studies agree that fires in the United States have been declining, not increasing, for many years.  Take a look at the graph below.

In fact, most climate computer models call for California to get wetter in the future, not drier.  That’s assuming the models are correct.  Their track record is terrible.

However, unlike the usual narrative the warming folks trot out when tragedy strikes, humans may have played a hand in the California fire situation, though certainly not due to CO2 (Keep breathing).

Urban and suburban sprawl. zoning, ideologically driven forest and water management, emergency preparedness and other such factors may have played a role.  These are all things California’s political leadership may have been able to address.

The people of California and the nation deserve better, Governor Brown, wake up and check the science.


  • Craig Rucker

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