There is something plaintively hypocritical and galling about California Governor Jerry Brown asking for federal help in battling the latest wave of deadly wild fires in this state.
While, on the other side of his commie mouth he declares the impending doom of big bad climate change for the current fire season.
(California’s historic battles with fires of course are a purely modern phenomenon attributable at least partially to President Trump’s meteorological intransigence).
California Gov. Jerry Brown says now is a time for Californians to pull together as they face catastrophic fires at both ends of the state.
The Democratic governor, a climate change evangelist, stressed at a Sunday press conference that wildfires have become more ferocious because of severe drought and climate change.
Brown says this “new abnormal” will only get worse over the next 10 to 20 years, threatening California’s entire way of life.
He also said California is requesting aid from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump has blamed “poor” forest management for the fires.
Brown told a press briefing that federal and state governments must do more forest management but said that’s not the source of the problem.
“Managing all the forests in everywhere we can does not stop climate change,” Brown said. “And those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we’re now witnessing, and will continue to witness in the coming years.”
If California burns down, will anyone care?