Global Warming Blame-ologists Play with Fire

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Wildlife mitigation experts point to incompetent forest management and militant opposition to thinning the timber fuel supply.

Another symptom of green obstructionism: widespread bark beetle infestations. The U.S. Forest Service itself reported last year:

“During the last part of the 20th century, widespread treatments in lodgepole pine stands that would have created age class diversity, enhanced the vigor of remaining trees, and improved stand resiliency to drought or insect attack — such as timber harvest and thinning — lacked public acceptance. Proposals for such practices were routinely appealed and litigated, constraining the ability of the Forest Service to manage what had become large expanses of even-aged stands susceptible to a bark beetle outbreak.”

Capitulation to lawsuit-happy green thugs, in others, undermined “public acceptance” of common sense, biodiversity-preserving and lifesaving timber harvest and thinning practices.

Local, state and federal officials offered effusive praise for my fellow Colorado Springs residents who engaged in preventive mitigation efforts in their neighborhoods. The government flacks said it made a life-and-death difference. Yet, litigious environmental groups have sabotaged such mitigation efforts at the national level — in effect, creating an explosive tinderbox out of the West.

Stoking global warming alarms may make for titillating headlines and posh Al Gore confabs. But it’s a human blame avoidance strategy rooted in ideological extremism and flaming idiocy.

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  • Sophie Baer

    Won't Al Gore et. al. look even dummer if the investigators will find out that these fires might have been caused by al quaida terrorism

  • oldtimer

    Origin of gore: old english- (gor)- dung, dirt
    old german-(gor) filth
    Earth/Sun cycles, reputable scientist agree we are in a normal cycle. All these Goreists are out to make big bucks. Big Al already has, and he has the Big O on his side.

    • oldtimer

      Also, there was a city in Ca. that just broke a heat record set, get this, in 1935….Global warming?

  • davarino

    There is plenty of fuel in these forests and thats why they are burning. Let the forest managers manage the forests and let the tree huggers pound sand.

    • intrcptr2

      Wouldn't that exacerbate coastal flooding?

  • Asher

    Global Warming is the New World Religion for kooks like Al Gore and the Dimwitted O Crats!

  • tagalog

    I gather "climate change" is now being relegated to the closet of the culture wars, and "global warming" is enjoying a renaissance. Some climate folks are now claiming that the data for our reaching a plateau in global warming has been fudged, and that it's been getting warmer steadily since 1998.

    Leaving out the "weather is not climate" argument, which of course cuts both ways, and the issue that the warming we're having in North America is local and not hemispheric, if we humans are going to take steps to put a stop to global warming, do we simply stop at anthropogenic warming? After all, if I understand the argument right, we've insured at least 100 years' worth of future warming no matter what is done right now. So if we're going to put a stop to this horrible and devastating warming, we'd better stop global warming entirely.

    Can we stop global warming entirely? Can we even stop human warming? Do we have the technology to maintain the global status quo permanently?

    What about the people who will be harmed from maintaining the status quo? What shall be done about them?

    What if we make a mistake?

    • tagalog

      Suppose we mobilize ourselves entirely to establishi a world climate government, and spend whatever money we've got left on stopping global warming, or climate change, or whatever the term du jour is, and we blow it and drive the northern hemisphere into a new Ice Age 5,000 or 10,000 years early. The movie The Day After Tomorrow is incredibly dumb, but they did point out effectively that a new Ice Age (somehow caused by global warming) would mean the end of civilization. Do we really want to take a chance like that?

  • tagalog

    In 1987, I spent a week in Yellowstone National Park and I hiked through several areas where the fallen trees (mostly lodgepole pine) were three or four deep on the ground. I remarked to my wife that this was a forest fire waiting to happen. The following year, I watched the cabin she and I had occupied near the Old Faithful Lodge burn on TV.

    The environmentalist effort to leave fire kindling in the form of dried brush and fallen trees, trunk upon trunk of them piled on one another in the national forests, is the main cause of these large, hot, forest fires. I personally am selfishly glad to be able to hike in a National Wilderness near my Colorado Springs home where land use foresters can't use power tools to clear trees and brush, but after experiencing the Waldo Canyon Fire, with its 1500-degree temperatures, I marvel that the forest will come back at all. But it will. Still, clearing a lot of the flammable materials would have been a good idea. The environmentalist panic that the Colorado aspen was threatened is now history, as the aspens are the first trees to occupy a burned area after the fire, and there have been a lot of them in the West, particularly Colorado lately.

  • UCSPanther

    The forest industry has done a lot more to help the environment in recent years than the environmental movement. Why? Because they actually do something for the forests, while the enviromentalists just holler foul and file wasteful and worthless lawsuits.

  • VLParker

    So what do these geniuses think caused forest fires that occurred before global warming?

  • Gamaliel

    The amount of smoke generated by these burning trees as a result of environmentalist idiocy is real pollution as opposed to the carbon dioxide they are so keen to tax