Damn, here is another one! Notice "conservative billionaires", I.e. GOP.
We can go on trading site shots till Rome burns and you still would not award me bonus points. You can have the last swipe. I will go out feeling that a lot of wild fires could be averted if more people would recognize Climate Change and work together to reverse it.
Being wise about how you use energy is a good place to start. If we all put a little thought into it, we'd use less of it. If we leave it up to our government.... well, their track record of doing anything right (for the people) isn't one I put much faith in.
Filtering what information is believable and what isn't, strictly because of my political ideology, isn't the filter I choose to use.
We were on the Colville Rez Saturday when the last storm hit. Temp went from 100-73 degrees in about 5 minutes. Hail the size of my pinky nail and winds were intense. Talked to some firefighters Friday on the way over and they were pretty well spent. Tough job.
Nothing about this was political until someone suggested the Methow fires were a result of global warming. Trouble is the planet hasn't warmed for the last 17 years. A cooling trend has been established according to many non-government funded sources. US wild fire acres burned are way down...not way down in Central WA but way down over the country. This is a tragedy in Central Washington but has nothing to do with global warming...climate change...cooling.
http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm Compare acres burned to previous years...please note ".gov" It ain't the GOP and it ain't the Koch's and it ain't the imaginary Spokane candidate suggested above.
Real data is useful if you care to think for yourself. If not you're a pawn in the collective.