California is burning…again and again! NO surprise to me. During the 1960s-1980’s we talked about a New Ice Age and California was rather cold and very, very wet. I remember how wet it was in winter there! Now, California is in a drought cycle. In the past, these could last 100 years or more! Ditto, southern Arizona. I will note that nearly all the burning going on is mainly houses, not the trees around the houses, just the brush and the houses. This is uniform in all California fires where there are houses. After the flames die down, usually all the ‘greenery’ is still quite untouched. Why do they build stupid houses that burn in California? HAHAHA. Stupidity, that’s why.
My family lived off and on in California since the Gold Rush. Ditto Tucson since the Gadsden Purchase, too. We remember the super hot and dry 1890’s and the even hotter 1920-1940s, for example. Even the 1950s were still so hot, the sun would burn our feet through our sneakers if we didn’t stand with our backs to the sun. And virtually no one had air conditioners.
And this is what is destroying houses out West: air conditioners. The ventilation systems suck in burning debris when there are fires. Since these fires happen when it is hot, not cold, this makes it impossible to stop the fires from destroying homes. The eaves suck in and force out air which increases the speed of flow by channeling it.
It is easy to see this after fires roar through modern neighborhoods. If the flames are very, very hot, even the trees will burn but when it is less hot and only the grass burns, the houses go up in flames and the trees are virtually untouched.
See how a building is burning and nothing, absolutely nothing around it, not even the dry grass, is burning?
California has building codes. These codes are nearly useless or worse, dangerous. Unlike Tucson Arizona which is geologically stable, California is a wild mish-mash of tectonic plates screeching past or under each other and is like Japan, very, very unstable and highly dangerous.
Lady Gaga has fled her palace and so are other Big Shots who want to freeze the entire planet so California will be colder. Heck, during the last Ice Age, wooly mammoths lived in Los Angeles! And Tucson, for that matter. So what if all of Canada is under a mile thick layer of ice! California is grossly overbuilt and overpopulated. Much of the state which was open land when I was a small child with only two highways turned into a heavily populated mess with many millions more than the environment can tolerate.
And so many of these fools living there now are ‘environmentalists’ but they are fakers. I am a true ‘environmentalist’: I own a small forest and part of a mountain and have wild ducks, wild geese, wild turkeys, wild chickadees (hahaha), wild deer, wild bears (one visited us three days ago and our Italian Mastiff chased it off) and wild bobcats, vultures, etc. They are thriving. The forests here are green and thriving. My oak trees are doing very well.
We were buried under a mountain of ice and snow more than 8 feet deep last spring! It was very cold until June. July was finally warm but then it got cold and wet since August and it is snowing/raining now and it is wet every day except a few non-rain days, the mud is deep in places, the rivers running high. Fall is usually much dryer.
This is good old yin/yang weather: if it is unusually wet in one place, it is at the same time, much drier in other places. So the East Coast is seeing many summer storms and hurricanes and fall soakers and the midwest has snow in October and California is hot and dry! Yin/yang weather isn’t ‘global warming’ it is how the weather on our continent is…nearly since forever.
The triumphant Democrats promised to howl about ‘global warming’ nonstop for the next two years and this will be a headache for me. They seem determined to create another Ice Age. We are due for another Ice Age, our Interglacial has gone on the usual length of all previous Interglacials, after all.
Yes, many California people moved to Colorado and now want to do the same stupid stuff there as in California. Only Colorado is much colder than California so that will backfire badly..