Hollywood Celebrities Blame Trump For California Fires
The massive wildfires consuming large swathes of land across California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate their neighborhoods, including some celebrities.
Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Neil Young, Robin Thicke, and Camille Grammer are among those who have lost their homes to the blazes.
First thing first, is the threats posed by climate change even real?
Many left-leaning folks adamantly insisted that climate change are 100% real and its anticipated consequences are disastrous. For example, NASA says,
Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.
– Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia.1
And animal lover WWF slays the Climate Deniers with pretty convincing rebuttals in this article:-
Global Warming Is A Hoax
1. “CO2 is not a pollutant. It’s a GREEN gas which plants, crops and trees need to grow.”
2. “Climate change has been here AT LEAST 5 million years, you fools!”
3. “A few degrees don’t matter.”
4. “Polar bears have increased their numbers. They have obviously benefitted from climate change.”
5. “Wind farms and solar are expensive and inefficient. Nuclear, coal and oil are the only realistic way to provide for our energy needs.”
6. “I thought a warmer climate brought less nasty weather.”
7. “Why is the WWF talking about Climate Change?”
8. “Everything is affected by climate change, but things adapt!”
9. “Global warming was made up as a way to make money.”
10. The only way this planet will survive is us humans getting wiped out.
Basically, proponents of “Say No To Climate Change” claim disasters/calamities such as droughts, floods, and other events caused by a complex array of factors and Earth system interactions—including atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns (such as El Niño, La Niña, the North Atlantic Oscillation, etc.) are a direct result of global warming.
While some continue to downright deny climate change eg. “Why climate change is the easiest news to fake”, Trump, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and others in the administration have repeatedly raised doubts that humans have an impact on climate change.
The fact remains there aren’t that many compelling evidence to suggest climate change and its anticipate ill effects are pure bullsh*t. On the contrary, well over 97 percent of scientific communities agree climate change may end human civilization as we know it, literally speaking.
That said, the next question is why do Trump and conservatives continue to deny the existence of global warming which makes them look like idiots. And keep gaslighting the nation about climate change, even though smart climate policies could save tens of trillions of dollars?
Online information suggests the answer lies with the conspiracy that MAGA Mafias are doing Big Oil’s bidding… Graft and Petrodollar.
Meanwhile, Washington Post obtained a White House internal memo that debated how the Trump administration should handle federal climate science reports.
The memo presented three options without endorsing any of them: conducting a “red team/blue team” exercise to “highlight uncertainties in climate science”; more formally reviewing the science under the Administrative Procedure Act; or deciding to just “ignore, and not seek to characterize or question, the science being conducted by Federal agencies and outside entities.”
In short, the White House considered ‘debating’ established climate science, casting doubt on scientists’ conclusions, or just ignoring them. Accepting and/or acting on the findings of the scientific experts is not an option they’re willing to consider.
While we await Trump to tell us “Don’t worry, everything is under control and all is well.”, let’s just assume the 97% is right… If so, what can folk do to prevent the anticipated harms from destroying our blue planet? Or are we destined for DOOM – Be it rain or shine, the end of civilization as we know is inevitable… Armageddon is already here?
Trump’s fire tweet infuriates California celebrities; Hollywood strikes back
Wealthy Hollywood celebs are blaming President Trump for the recent spate of wildfires in California because he “denies” climate change.
Neil Young, Jimmy Kimmel and California Governor Jerry Brown are all shamelessly politicizing the recent tragedy – seeking to pin the blame on our President.
According to Politico:
Brown called California’s recent battles with massive wildfires “the new abnormal.” He added: “Scientists and the engineers and the firefighters all tell us forest management is one element’’ to control them, but warned governments must address “a whole range of actions” to address a problem he said may cost “billions” of dollars to tackle.
“Managing all the forests everywhere we can does not stop climate change — and those that deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedy,’’ Brown said. “The chickens are coming home to roost. This is real here.” He advised that governments and officials need to be “pulling together in these tragic circumstances and thinking wisely,’’ while being “collaborative.’’
Breitbart.com reports: Governor Moonbeam, like many California liberals, has been mightily irked by the president’s claim that the fires were mainly down to the negligence and incompetence of the state’s authorities:
There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
But Moonbeam’s fury is the rage of Caliban seeing himself reflected in the glass: it is highly unlikely that the fires had anything whatsoever to do with ‘climate change’; it is much more likely that they are at least partly the result of the green religion championed by Moonbeam and most of Hollywood.
As an experienced forester, Bob Zybach, told the Daily Caller earlier this year, many of the wildfires which have ravaged the western U.S. are a consequence of misguided, “eco-friendly” policies introduced in the Clinton era.
While some want to blame global warming for the uptick in catastrophic wildfires, Zybach said a change in forest management policies is the main reason Americans are seeing a return to more intense fires, particularly in the Pacific Northwest and California where millions of acres of protected forests stand.
“We knew exactly what would happen if we just walked away,” Zybach, an experienced forester with a PhD in environmental science, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Zybach spent two decades as a reforestation contractor before heading to graduate school in the 1990s. Then the Clinton administration in 1994 introduced its plan to protect old growth trees and spotted owls by strictly limiting logging.
Less logging also meant government foresters weren’t doing as much active management of forests — thinnings, prescribed burns and other activities to reduce wildfire risk.
There is no evidence that the climate in California has changed in such a way as to make forest fires more likely.
According the Fifth (and most recent) Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rainfall is expected to change little as a result of ‘climate change.’
More likely, the answer is that these fires are simply a case of the Californian environment doing what it has always done. It’s just unfortunate that there are now more people living in the area to suffer when things go wrong.
As the Daily Caller article noted:
Wildfire experts have also increasingly been pointing to the fact that more people and infrastructure are located in wildfire-prone areas than in the past, increasing the risk of wildfires impacting livelihoods.
A recent study found the number of homes at risk of wildfires in the western U.S. increased 1,000 percent since 1940, from about 607,000 in 1940 to 6.7 million. Since most fires are ignited by humans, the more people in fire-prone areas the higher the risk.
“This is a people problem,” said U.S. Geological Survey fire expert Jon Keeley. “What’s changing is not the fires themselves but the fact that we have more and more people at risk.”
It’s too early to say what and who, if anyone, can be held to blame for the California fires. But whatever the usual Hollywood suspects may tell you, it’s definitely not Donald Trump.