NY Times reporter links wildfires to global warming

More than 10,000 Colorado residents have been displaced by wildfires. People in El Paso County, Colo., and elsewhere in the state are anxious and suffering.

So, naturally, it’s a great time to bring up global warming!

At least that’s what New York Times congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman seems to believe.

As you might expect, the global warming angle is popular among Twitter’s environmentalists:

President Barack Obama put forth a similar viewpoint last year, when discussing Texas’ wildfires:

“You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” Obama told donors referring to [Gov. Rick] Perry.

Back in Colorado, a few evacuees suspect arson.  Others are wondering if the federal government could have done a better job preparing its aerial tanker fleet.

Most, we suspect, are not especially interested in assigning blame right now; they are worried about their homes and just want to find someplace comfortable to sleep at night.

  • TantoDang

    No wayh dude thats like the craziest thing ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003006448592 LJ Cambria

    Time to spend more money we don’t have to fix the problem you’ve concocted.

  • Taxpayer1234

    REALITY CHECK: Colorado is naturally semi-arid. Global warming has ZERO to do with the heat or fires.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZWKBMKRC4WW675Q6WXMOUWHCA NCR Elite


  • Art Easian

    Three pieces to the story…1) This NA
    summer happens to coincide with the approach of the sunspot peak assisted by 2)
    the extensive tarmac corruption of data at all the airport weather stations as
    airport grew during the 20th and 21st centuries’. No wonder
    records are being broken….and 3) correlation is not causation.

    There is a competing solar- cosmic
    ray alternative hypothesis to explain temperatures that the eminent Professors refuse
    to cite because it would undermine his bias toward the religion of carbon as a

    There is clear experimental evidence
    from two cloud chambers that an active sun induces a magnetic shield that
    inhibits cloud formation leading to sunny skies and melting snow pack flooding
    and drier forests and wildfires. As the sunspot maximum approaches expect
    more defense of the indefensible CO2 alarmism because research grants come to
    those who obey the gods of Gore and the UNIPCC.

    This is a sad time for science in the
    United States.