Pivoting from combustible engines to CA wildfires

Monday, April 1, 2019
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Paradise homes burntA presidential candidate claims climate change caused the flooded farm fields in Nebraska and raging California wildfires but a climate change skeptic says those accusations don’t match the facts.

During a segment last Friday on “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Jay Inslee debated the issue with host Steve Doocy, who criticized the controversial Green New Deal for its plan to literally retrofit every building in the United States and eliminate the internal combustion engine in favor of electric cars.

“So you're talking about remaking all of society,” Doocy pointed out, “and the president says we don't have the money for that."

"I'll tell you what is expensive," responded Inslee. "Nebraska being flooded with $1.5 billion of loss."

Inslee also mentioned the cost of rebuilding Paradise, California, where the town of approximately 25,000 was devastated by a fast-moving fire that claimed more than 75 lives. 


Cal Beisner, founder and national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance For The Stewardship Of Creation, tells OneNewsNow that flooding in Nebraska was not caused by global warming.

"The actual hard data show us that there has been no increase in the frequency, or intensity of any kind,” he says, “of severe weather events, whether hurricanes or tornadoes or floods or droughts or anything else like that.”

In fact, he continues, there is a slight decrease in hurricanes and tornadoes, and going back to the earlier 20th Century, even wildfires have decreased in frequency.

The reason for the devastating California wildfires, he says, is poor forest management.

Paradise neighborhood burned“We have refused to cut trees. We've refused to thin the forest. We've refused to remove underbrush,” he says. “That means there's a whole lot more fuel there, so when a fire does get started, it burns hotter, it burns faster, it spreads faster. But it has absolutely nothing to do with climate change.”

In a much-criticized tweet, President Trump blamed poor forest management for the Paradise fire and threatened to cut federal disaster funding for the devastated area.

Trump, in fact, was asked if climate change was to blame when he toured Paradise last November and again told the media it was poor forest management.

Hurricane Harvey Aug 2017In a Creators commentary published weeks later, columnist Betsy MCaughey pointed out that Trump was right: a bipartisan state panel predicted months earlier that a forest fire would be devastating if smaller fires were not allowed to burn out dense underbrush and thin the tree population.

Early spring flooding affected four states, which climate experts in The New York Times attributed to rainfall that fell on a snow-covered region that had already experienced flooding last fall, leaving the ground saturated before winter and unable to soak up more rain.

The same NYT story predictably managed to blame the rainfall on climate change, too, though the one-sentence paragraph didn't quote a weather expert but linked to a climate assessment by the federal government. 

Pointing to the “Fox and Friends” interview, Beisner said Inslee pivoted to floods and fires but dodged questions about the Green New Deal.


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