California Governor Warns Americans to Vote Republican
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, warned Americans on Sept. 11 that they should vote Republican this November.
That wasn’t his intention, of course, but that should have been the message for anyone who listens to his warnings.
The Hill posted a one-minute video clip of Newsom describing the challenges facing the Golden State today.
“Over the entire west coast of the United States we have temperature — record-breaking temperatures, record droughts,” he said, standing amidst the fire ravaged North Complex Fire near Oroville in Northern California. “It is here now.”
Then he gave a frightening warning to America.
“California, folks, is America fast-forward,” Newsom continued.
“What we’re experiencing right here is coming to communities all across the United States of America.”
The apocalyptic picture the governor painted was supposed to be a call for action to combat climate change. But it was really a call to not follow California’s lead lest everyone else finds themselves in the same predicament.
Nearly 3.2 million acres of California’s forests have burned as of the weekend, which is approximately 26 times the acreage that burned during 2019.
But the damage obviously wasn’t the result of climate change. California is subject to the same climate as that of the rest of Northern America. Climate change doesn’t move from state-to-state.
The destruction of California’s forests is more properly attributable to the state’s poor forestry management.
The uptick in forest fires was predicted 20 years ago by Bob Zybach, an experienced forester with a Ph.D. in environmental science.
“If you don’t start managing these forests, th