But guess who is really to blame…
That’s right: the usual leftist suspects.
Specifically the culprits are all those environmental campaigners, eco lobbyists, green NGOs, lawyers and politicians responsible turning California and the Pacific Northwest into a gigantic fire hazard.
Forests need management to stay healthy: they need thinning to promote strong, disease-free growth; they need accumulated dry brush to be cleared to avoid the risk of wildfires; they need firebreaks to stop fires getting out of control; they need managed burns in order to stave off the savage incendiary fury of the kind of wildfires that burn so hot they turn the entire area into a barren wasteland.
Not so long ago, this vital work was carried out by the forestry industry – at little or no cost to the taxpayer.
But then the environmentalists successfully made “logging” a dirty word. And suddenly that vital management came to halt.
In the name of saving the environment these eco-fascist ideologues, Gaia-worshippers, bandwagon-jumpers, hucksters, virtue-signallers, anti-capitalists and brain-dead bleeding hearts have actually helped to kill it.
And not just the environment. Their misguided, misanthropic, junk-science-driven policies have actually claimed human lives – such as the two firefighters who were killed battling the Ferguson Fire in California’s Mariposa County.