President blames 'exploding trees' for California wildfires and claims climate change will reverse itself

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Donald Trump visited California on Monday where he denounced Democratic leaders over trees that allegedly “explode”, as deadly wildfires continued across the West Coast, claiming countless lives.

Arguing that bad forest management was to blame, the US president claimed trees “just explode”, before denying the existence of the climate crisis and predicting that the planet would become “cooler”.

Hmm, POOF it will magically get cooler just like the virus disappearing :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:


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And you guys think he'll win the debate, hehehehehhhehehehhe... oh Santy Clause you're coming early this year.

Biden isn't what he used to be, but I'll take him at 75% of his former self than 100% of the current occupant
 

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Here’s a USAToday article from mid-June and a recent follow up. They explain that la Nina was developing and would lead to an unusually active hurricane season and a warmer/dryer season in the US west leading to a big increase in forest fires.

To suggest, as Joe Biden did yesterday, that these recent weather events are primarily due to climate change, as if any specific events can be blamed on climate change, is a lie.



In that outlook, forecasters predicted that as many as 25 storms could form in the Atlantic. Already, 17 have formed, including Hurricane Laura, which ravaged portions of southwestern Louisiana in August.

As for its impact on the western fires, La Niña tends to bring dry weather across portions of California and much of the Southwest. “We’re already in a bad position, and La Niña puts us in a situation where fire-weather conditions persist into November and possibly even December,” Ryan Truchelut, president of Weather Tiger LLC, told Bloomberg News. “It is exacerbating existing heat and drought issues.”


Maybe GopherWeatherGuy would care to weigh in?
 

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Can we blame these fires on the 2 main causes. People building more home where they should not build homes. Like up a valley where there is only 1 way in and 1 way out. Also the terrible first management that doesn’t do enough to remove the dead underbrush enough it help stop these fires.
 

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Can we blame these fires on the 2 main causes. People building more home where they should not build homes. Like up a valley where there is only 1 way in and 1 way out. Also the terrible first management that doesn’t do enough to remove the dead underbrush enough it help stop these fires.
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Can we blame these fires on the 2 main causes. People building more home where they should not build homes. Like up a valley where there is only 1 way in and 1 way out. Also the terrible first management that doesn’t do enough to remove the dead underbrush enough it help stop these fires.
# 1 really is the big reason. Tough to manage forests people live in. Proscribed burns, for example are nearly impossible.
 

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Can we blame these fires on the 2 main causes. People building more home where they should not build homes. Like up a valley where there is only 1 way in and 1 way out. Also the terrible first management that doesn’t do enough to remove the dead underbrush enough it help stop these fires.
No question that people build houses in places that they shouldn't be. I don't see that as a cause of the fires though. Just makes it more dangerous for those people.
 

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President Dotard needs to save some of his hurricane nukes for the exploding trees.

STABLE GENIUS!
Thank God we at least have his policies which are really terrific or so I'm told.
 

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# 1 really is the big reason. Tough to manage forests people live in. Proscribed burns, for example are nearly impossible.
Exactly. It's healthy for forests to burn, but when you continue to put fires out for over 100 years, forests only build up more fuel to burn. That makes it more difficult to control these fires once they get going.
 

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All these climate change caused fires started by humans. Fires only on the west coast.
 

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There is no doubt there has been bad forest management. This is the effect of tree hugging environmentalists making local decisions that have resulted in dead trees being left on the forest floor. I was in Rocky Mountain National Park, talking with a Ranger who was bemoaning the piss poor forest management over the past 30 years.
In talking with friends in Australia, they talked about the failure of forest management there, which also lead to deadly fires.
Conservation of a forest means controlled burns and selective logging techniques. Those damn West Coast tree huggers are entirely responsible for the failed management of the forests.
But, the commies here at the GH can't accept that their clan is at fault for the fires. Just keep up the chant that it's Trump's fault. 🙄
 

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There is no doubt there has been bad forest management. This is the effect of tree hugging environmentalists making local decisions that have resulted in dead trees being left on the forest floor. I was in Rocky Mountain National Park, talking with a Ranger who was bemoaning the piss poor forest management over the past 30 years.
In talking with friends in Australia, they talked about the failure of forest management there, which also lead to deadly fires.
Conservation of a forest means controlled burns and selective logging techniques. Those damn West Coast tree huggers are entirely responsible for the failed management of the forests.
But, the commies here at the GH can't accept that their clan is at fault for the fires. Just keep up the chant that it's Trump's fault. 🙄
No one in this thread claimed it was Trump's fault. They claimed he was making stuff up about the cause.

Regarding the rest of your post:
 

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No one in this thread claimed it was Trump's fault. They claimed he was making stuff up about the cause.

Regarding the rest of your post:
I’d love to see Mary Beth’s data that shows that 34% of privately owned are “mostly Trump supporters”. WTH. Great job digging up more crap on Twitter.
 

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I’d love to see Mary Beth’s data that shows that 34% of privately owned are “mostly Trump supporters”. WTH. Great job digging up more crap on Twitter.
JTF is assuming that the Cartwrights still own the Ponderosa and that they were Republicans. Big on the 2nd Amendment.
 

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What is particularly tragic with the burning of the west is the fate of Sasquatch is now in grave doubt. Like the huggable koalas in Aussieland he may well have already been cremated; and unlike the koalas there is/was only one of him - so I’m told. Light a candle and say a prayer for Sasquatch.
 

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I’d love to see Mary Beth’s data that shows that 34% of privately owned are “mostly Trump supporters”. WTH. Great job digging up more crap on Twitter.
Even if you ignore that part, only 6% of the state's forests are owned by the State. So any sort of "Democrat states aren't controlling their forests" stuff is obviously nonsense.

Here's another source that backs up that claim:




That being said, Trumpkins love to trot out maps showing all the acres that voted for Trump in 2016, but then don't like it when someone assumes that rural areas support Trump.




Run along.
 

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Even if you ignore that part, only 6% of the state's forests are owned by the State. So any sort of "Democrat states aren't controlling their forests" stuff is obviously nonsense.

Here's another source that backs up that claim:




That being said, Trumpkins love to trot out maps showing all the acres that voted for Trump in 2016, but then don't like it when someone assumes that rural areas support Trump.




Run along.
Of course the claim is nonsense. I never said otherwise. What I pointed out was that equally as dumb is her "mostly Trump voters" statement. She has no clue. You have no clue. The fact that you search out, find, believe, post, and substantiate such Twitter crap each and every day is also an issue.
 
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