Calling for a bit of climate sanity - wildfires

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It's that damned climate change.  I knew it was up to no good. Yeah.  But...
From Pacific Northwest treasure Cliff Mass:

The Walden Wildfire and Climate Change: Why Are Major Media and Politicians Distorting the Truth?
If the nation and world are going to deal with climate change, it is essential that the public is given accurate information.

Unfortunately, a number of media outlets (e.g., the Seattle Times and NPR), politicians, and activist groups are consistently distorting the truth. There are few better examples of this problematic behavior than claims that the wildfire that destroyed the eastern Washington town of Malden in September 2020 was the result of climate change.

This blog will provide you with facts based on data, peer-reviewed papers, and government reports. You can decide whether some folks are misinforming you.

The Claims
During the past year, a number of media outlets, politicians, and climate activist groups have made unfounded claims that the Malden/Babb fire, which destroyed the town of Malden (roughly 30 miles south of Spokane) was the result of human-induced global warming.

For example, last week the Seattle Times did a long story on the Malden fire and concluded.

National Public Radio, including local NPR station KNKX, did a story with the suggestion that the fires were the result of "global warming hitting us hard."

And then there is our governor, who claimed the Malden conflagration was a "climate fire"

Cliff proceeds to slay all of these dragons with the twin swords of science and historical record. "Climate fire"? no such thing. Much more at the site - photos, links to the actual data. Facts. Inconvenient truths.

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