Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cali Fires Blamed on Global Warming

"...Officials said Tuesday the winds and high temperatures are expected to continue. But when the fires do stop, lawmakers likely will debate the cause of the fire.

"One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats’ comprehensive energy package.

Moments later, when asked by a reporter if he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the disaster..." (source)

Never mind history or anything and all the wildfires that happened while scientists were crying doom from the impending ice age and global cooling and recommending we dump hot ash on the polar ice caps (polar bear who?):

The Great Fire of 1889 (40,000 acres)
The Rattlesnake Fire of 1953 (1,300 acres & 15 firefighters killed)
The Laguna Fire of 1970 (175,425 acres, 320 homes and 8 people killed)
The Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991 (1,520 acres, 3469 homes & 25 people killed)
The McNally Fire of 2002 (150,700)
The Old Fire of 2003 (91,281 acres, 993 homes & 6 deaths)

Just to name a few Senator....

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