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:
Next time someone uses the fact that it's snowing in the winter as proof that global warming doesn't exist, remind them of these fires.
— Michael Ditto (@janus303) June 24, 2012
wildfires ripping through the rockies, earliest "D" storm in history, record temps in CO–just another day in the early global warming era
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) June 24, 2012
— jash (@jashsf) June 23, 2012
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.
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.