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The real reason for California’s wildfires will burn you up

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:38 pm | Randy Thomasson

SaveCalifornia.com on CBN News 10/30/19:
“Did Enviro-Extremists Cause Wildfire Crisis? ‘Trees Are Being Worshipped, God Is Being Ignored'”

Why did California experience 7,117 recorded wildfires in 2017, 6,284 separate wildfires in 2018, and, so far, in 2019, 5,061 separate wildfires?

Because there are nearly 150 million dead trees in California’s wilderness areas, providing cataclysmic fuel for sparks to become little fires that can become big fires. It’s also the reason behind PG&E cutting power to millions of homes in Northern and Central California.

But California’s ruling Democrat politicians refuse to LEARN from repeated, avoidable, tragic evidence. So they don’t TURN away from their worship of the environmental groups’ anti-people agenda of not thinning trees and brush, not clearing out dead wood and underbrush, and not installing protective fire breaks. So California BURNS and the People suffer.

This explains the rash of California wildfires both now and in recent years. The ruling Democrat politicians, who’ve been in virtual control of the California State Legislature for 60 years, have bowed down to the environmental wacko groups and refused to do their basic “gardening” and “pruning” of California’s sprawling wilderness.

So today, there is an overwhelming supply of combustible fodder for sparks to quickly become explosive “monster” fires that destroy homes and kill people. A child can understand how a match plus a pile of dry leaves can quickly turn into a fire — why can’t California’s ruling Democrat politicians? All these wildfires are on their watch.

Did the 2/3rd’s Democrats in control of both houses of the State Legislature so easily forget last year’s Carr Fire that incinerated the town of Paradise in Northern California? This deadly inferno killed 86 people and destroyed 18,661 structures, most of them residences. Stop and think about it. Isn’t a government that refuses to prevent killer wildfires — that can indeed be prevented — guilty of neglect, at least, or crimes against humanity, at most?

AN UNDENIABLE FACT: In many communities of the central and southern Sierra Nevada mountain range, “80 percent of trees are dead,” said Ken Pimlott, former director of Cal Fire. Source

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Rep. McClintock said the forest service used to auction surplus timber harvested from national forests. This served two purposes: 1) clearing, cleaning, and thinning the forest; 2) providing usable timber for a myriad of industries. The timber the forest service auctioned off more than paid for the entire federal agency, and then some. Local governments even received 25 percent of the proceeds of the lumber auctions, while 75 percent went to the federal government.

“Revenues that our forest management agencies once produced – and that facilitated our forest stewardship – have all but dried up,” McClintock said. This has devastated rural communities that once thrived from the forest economy. McClintock said there were once 147 timber mills; now, there are only 29 in the country.

McClintock also pointed out that despite the growing population, visitation to national forests has declined significantly as the health of our forests has decayed. “We can no longer manage lands to prevent fire or even salvage dead timber once fire has destroyed it,” he said.

Private forests are still managed properly, but not forests on public lands.


That sound practice grounded to a halt when the most radical environmentalists took over. Now thick, overgrown and diseased forests have become tinder boxes and are burning down in California, leaving a trail of death and destruction.

“Excess timber WILL come out of the forest in one of only two ways. It is either carried out or it burns out,” McClintock added.

Katie Grimes, Flash Report, November 13, 2018