Where there’s extremism, there’s fire
Wildfires in California burn 500,000 acres, destroy 1,800 homes and cause the evacuation of on million people. Global warming is to blame, says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; the Iraq war is to blame, says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat.
But testimony from forest management experts reveals the true cause of catastrophic forest fires: the prohibition against thinning forests and using controlled burns to eliminate the brush and deadwood that transform woodlands into tinderboxes to be ignited by lightning bolts or arsonists. These conditions for catastrophic wildfires have been created by environmental extremists and their lawyers, not by global warming or the war in Iraq.
Brushfires are one of Mother Nature’s weapons for cleaning up the environment and rejuvenating plant life. Catastrophic wildfires are Mother Nature’s revenge against the extremists. Dr. Leo F. Johnson Bedminster, New Jersey