Catastrophic Wildfire Myths and Lies: 6 Shocking Things You Should Know About How the Media and Politicians Mislead the Public

Craig Huey Deep State 2 Comments

Across the nation, 2018 has been one of the worst fire seasons in memory…

But the Deep State bureaucrats, progressive politicians and the biased media are misleading the public about what’s causing so many wildfires to become so large so quickly.

They’re telling you it’s because of “climate change” – translation: global warming…

And they like to quote the mantra “scientists say” as a way of proving their case and shutting down any debate about the real causes…

In fact, in California, Governor Jerry Brown warns residents they’d better get used to massive wildfires every year as the “new normal” – caused by climate change.

But that’s just not true. It’s a big lie.

Here are 6 shocking things you should know about massive wildfires:

  1. Wildfires are spreading more rapidly and burning larger areas because of poor forest management … not because of global warming.

Forests that are under state and national ownership are catastrophically overgrown … often having 4 times the number of trees per acre the land can support.

For example, in the Stanislaus National Forest – the location of a massive wildfire this year– the tree density is about 300 trees per acre according to the fire officials battling that blaze.

A healthy tree density in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is 80 to 100 trees per acre.

This is the major reason for the rapid spread of wildfires … not “climate change.”

Also, nearly 130 million dead trees in California’s forests are like matchsticks and kindling when a wildfire is ignited…

The property where I have a home in the San Bernardino mountains – and my neighbor’s property – isn’t overgrown because it’s our private property. But behind my back yard – and next to my side yard – is a thick, dangerous tinder box of overgrown trees…

There is no maintenance and no management of the surrounding forest.

Why?

Because there is no private ownership of the land or the trees in the San Bernardino National Forest.

  1. Bureaucratic mismanagement and environmental regulations – not climate change – exacerbate the spread of wildfires.

For decades, traditional forest management was scientific and successful across the U.S.

Forests were thinned when they became too difficult to walk through…

The U.S. Forest Service used to auction off surplus timber harvested from national forests at a profit – benefitting taxpayers and providing proper forest management.

But about 40 years ago, Deep State environmentalists – ideological zealots – worked themselves into leadership positions within the federal government and key state governments.

And – in 2012 – the Obama administration rewrote the nation’s forest rules and guidelines … adding so many regulations and layers of bureaucracy … all forest management ground to a halt.

The current leaders of the government agencies responsible for forest management are ideologically driven to:

  1. Not manage the national forests, allowing them to grow to dangerous, unhealthy and out-of-control levels, and
  2. To blame “climate change,” not themselves, for the consequences: fires that rage out of control instead of being restrained by fire breaks and by forest-thinning and other well-known fire suppression strategies.

Specifically, … through the abuse of the Endangered Species Act … and the environmentalist-inspired “no-use movement” – also known as the “rewilding” theory – logging has been severely restricted or prohibited altogether … and dead trees – as well as overgrown areas of trees – are not being removed.

  1. There is no scientific evidence that wildfires are caused by “climate change” or global warming.

If you stop and think about, the assertion is absurd…

For one thing, hot, dry weather can’t produce the spark or flame that’s necessary to start a fire.

Second, if wildfires were being caused by global “climate change” we should expect the burned acreage worldwide to be increasing each year.

But just the opposite is true…

The journal Science reported in September 2017 that the annual global burned area had dropped by about 25% over the previous 18 years.

And a study in the International Journal of Wildland Fire – published in May 2016 – reported that even in California, the number of wildfires per year burning more than 300 acres has been decreasing since the peak year of 1980.

Regarding the increasing numbers of large wildfires, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had this to say: “I’ve heard the climate change argument back and forth. This has nothing to do with climate change. This has to do with active forest management.”

Third, it’s also worth noting that if climate change were to blame for wildfires, private lands would be impacted to the same extent as public lands.

But private forests aren’t burning down…

Why?

Because they are properly managed by the landowners.

  1. Federal and state bureaucrats have the power and the resources to save the forests … save property and lives … and stop wildfires from spreading.

The U.S. Forest Service could easily – using current budget allocations – begin systematically thinning overgrown national forests at no additional costs to taxpayers.

They could auction off the timber produced – as they used to do in the past – creating income for the government.

They could reopen public meadowlands to grazing by cattle, horses and other animals.

These forest management efforts must happen now.

The Deep State bureaucrats and “climate change” politicians must be stopped … or else the insanity will continue.

  1. Other steps can be taken to prevent wildfires from starting … and to keep them from spreading when they do start.

Only a small percentage of wildfires are started by lightning or other acts of nature.

In California, almost 95% of wildfires are started by people or equipment … and about 7% of those are caused by arson.

When developers build homes and neighborhoods in undeveloped areas near dry brush and dense forests, they exacerbate the danger of wildfires and the damage they cause.

Developers and homeowners in fire prone areas should take sensible fire suppression measures:

  • Build fire breaks around neighborhoods.
  • Appeal to the state or U.S. Forest Service to thin nearby forests and remove dead trees.
  • Homeowners should thin or trim trees on their property and remove brush.
  • Homeowners should exercise extreme caution whenever using any power tool that could produce a spark when striking a rock or a metal object.

I worry about the overgrown forest ready to explode behind my mountain home…

It keeps getting worse…

The government ignores the situation – even embraces it.

  1. Government bureaucrats refuse to take any responsibility for exacerbating the spread of wildfires and the destruction they cause.

Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes and flee their businesses due to the rapid spread of out-of-control wildfires.

Many have seen their homes and businesses destroyed by the massive wildfires…

Many have seen their investments of time, money and hard work go up in smoke.

The fear and misery resulting from these fires are thanks to bureaucrats and politicians … who desperately seek to divert attention away from their direct and indirect responsibility for the devastation and destruction caused by the fires.

They will never admit to any wrongdoing … to any neglect of forest management … or to any culpability with respect to the wildfires.

Because the forests are “public land,” not private, there’s no government incentive for caring about managing it … so it keeps growing.

Sadly, this is happening across the U.S.

Only a Deep State sweep – voting out the radical environmental ideologs – will stop these massive wildfires.

Immediate Action to Take:

You’d be shocked to know how these ideologs get into power and take over government agencies… and what their plans are for you – and other hard-working, freedom-loving Americans…

Their agenda and their takeover strategies are all documented in my new book, The Deep State: 15 Surprising Dangers You Should Know.

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Comments 2

  1. While most of what you state about ‘forest fires’ is true as related to national forests with harvestable timber most of our Southern California fires seem to consume brush and scrubland with nothing worth harvesting.

    What governmental policy would you recommend for mitigating the fire danger in these areas in Southern California?

  2. If you pay attention to objective sources, not the hysterical “deep state” nonsense that you shout about, you would know that many sources say the same things you just stated. Don’t always cry about the government. A lot of the timber clearing practices were established in the 1960s and have not been continued for various reasons. Good Grief! Just state the issues and not scream that the sky is falling. You sound crazy. How about advocating some of the solutions to places that will make changes.

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