Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Global Warming, Junk Science, The United States | Tags: National Interagency Fire Center, President Barack Obama, Science Advisor John Holdren
Here’s a new video from the White House, (sorry, I can’t embed it.) President Obama’s Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren explains—in less than three minutes — how climate change is making America’s wildfires more dangerous and why we must act now.
President Obama is deeply in awe of Dr. Holdren. He said breathlessly the other day that when he had a question about anything about science, he could just call up Dr. Holdren and he would explain it. “And he’s a real Physicist,” Obama said.
From the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho: “Outside of the West Coast, there is very little forest fire activity in the U.S. this year. Burn acreage is much less than half of normal.”
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Forest fires are caused by lightening strikes, or occasionally by careless campers. They are not caused by global warming.