Obama: California’s wildfires are an example of how climate change is ‘changing our communities’

By Chris White

Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that California’s wildfires are an example of how climate change is impacting American citizens.

“The fires across the West Coast are just the latest examples of the very real ways our changing climate is changing our communities,” Obama wrote in a tweet that included pictures of how soot and ash from the wildfires are turning San Francisco’s sky bright orange.

The former president tied the wildfires into not just climate change but also the upcoming elections. “Protecting our planet is on the ballot. Vote like your life depends on it — because it does.”

Multiple fires have raged through Northern California, in addition to fires scorching parts of Oregon and Colorado. Gov. Kate Brown declared a statewide emergency in Oregon on Sept. 8 after fires blazed in Marion, Lane, Jackson, Coos, Lincoln, Washington and Clackama counties, according to Oregon Live.

A pyrotechnic device that was used in a gender reveal party sparked the El Dorado fire in California that has so far scorched more than 7,500 acres, fire officials said Monday. People were evacuated from the park area while more than 500 emergency crew and 60 engines battled the flames, alongside aircraft and six helicopters, according to the San Bernardino National Forest website.

More than 2.5 million acres of land have burned in the Golden State in 2020, or roughly 20 times the amount of acreage burned during all of 2019, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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14 thoughts on “Obama: California’s wildfires are an example of how climate change is ‘changing our communities’

  1. Wildfires + rolling blackouts = Get the hell outta Dodge…and stay out!

    Fires are deliberately engineered as are the rolling blackouts

    That this was was written seven years ago duly noted. Because of Donald Trump the UN goals are not moving smoothly. Agenda 21 now it’s Agenda 30 – on to Agenda 2050 *facepalm*

    America 2050: The Agenda 21 Depopulation of Rural Areas Has Begun
    August 26, 2014
    “The plan is called America 2050 and the concept is based upon the creation of megacities. In order for the megacities concept, which is well underway, to come to fruition, American suburbs and rural areas must be completely depopulated. This process is underway and the Obama administration is accelerating the process.”
    http://osnetdaily.com/2014/08/america-2050-the-agenda-21-depopulation-of-rural-areas-has-begun/
    From comment section:
    “There is a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot.”
    – President John F. Kennedy 7 days before his assassination.

    We are 57 years hence *sigh*

  2. Exactly how has so called climate change caused fires in California ? The last I knew fires are an annual event in that area and the state has strict laws preventing many from removing, clearing any dead trees, limbs etc.

  3. If he’s so worried about climate change why did he buy a 15 million dollar estate on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean?? The liar in chief maybe should stick his scrawny neck outside a little more as he missed Newsome saying the fires are being set by pukes…Just like Washington state where a antifa puke recorded himself setting them and being arrested… can’t the Kenyan creep just go back to Africa??? You bilked enough millions out of people here and done quite enough damage..

  4. Obama: ‘California’s wildfires are an example of how climate change is ‘changing our communities’ – And what has California done to prepare itself for “climate change”? High speed rail (a hole into which they dumped a LOT of money) instead of reservoirs, maintenance and improvement of flood control – square miles of bird choppers and solar panels that have left them in the dark instead of forest and wild lands maintenance, fire roads, evacuation routes. California spends time and the productive people’s money pursuing their state climate religion, their version of the Heaven’s Gate, in which dogmatic belief they can control climate change. They do not (remember the seventies impending ice age, the Maunder minimum projection) even know in what way climate will change but cling to their untenable dogma that they can control it, largely by the archaic method of sacrificing (taxing and regulating) the peasants out of the ability to improve their standard of living. Observe that the popes and cardinals of this insanity live far from the poverty they would impose.

  5. This is all baloney.
    Barry needs to stop trying to brainwash the people and go back to wherever he came from and leave us alone. He’s done enough damage.

    They aren’t maintaining those forests as they should be, everyone knows this.

    Stop giving the state money for the rebuilding and this will end real fast.
    Bad things continue when people benefit from it.
    Stop rewarding bad behavior.

    • Obama may be right. So, the climate is changing. The question is, can humans do anything to affect the change? Try as some might, the answer is likely that humans can’t affect climate change, at least not substantively – they can only react to it.

      P.S. If the typical mantra is that humans must start now to do whatever they can in that regard, even if the effect of the attempt isn’t realized for 40 or 50 years, why aren’t these humans investing in Fusion electric generation (Google Compact Fusion) instead of relying on wind and solar that can never replace fossil fuels?

      Answer: Most humans, apparently, aren’t very bright. Perhaps the species is doomed one way or the other.

      • The climate does change, it’s called Weather.
        And it’s different by the minute.
        This ain’t a news flash.
        What is a news flash is that what we are seeing is the weaponization and the monetization of these things that are naturally occurring that will NEVER Change.
        So this is an endless revenue stream..and full of opportunity to exploit.

        We are seeing the same exact thing happen right now with this fake flu pandemic.
        They are making people be scared of sick people. They are teaching kids that we are dirty and germy and not good. So be scared, wash your hands, cover up, stay away.. don’t do what you want to do or live life as you wish.
        Well guess what, people are always going to get sick and the weather is always going to change. But lets see what we can make off this and how we can move the herd around to benefit us using this– THIS is what is going on.

        And by the way, go talk to long time California residents, they never used to have fires like this until they stopped maintaining those forests. There are plenty of old timers there that can tell you what they used to do and that they are not doing this stuff anymore. And this is not just in California either.
        I heard an expert on this on NPR (of all places) and he said their is a 600 acre stand of old growth pine in NJ and that place hasn’t been logged out since 1969.
        It’s a tinderbox sitting right next to a major urban city.
        It’s the policies forced upon us by enviro-extremists that have created this and too many nutless people on our side that have allowed them to do this stuff.
        And here we are. In an entirely predictable mess and being extorted to pay for what we knew would go wrong.

  6. So how come her never pushed on China and India to stop there emissions? — And TrueNorth, I’m tired of hearing from this communist.

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