They took the cattle off the land

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after he toured the North Complex Fire zone in Butte County on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of Oroville, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom toured the fire-ravaged region Friday and strongly asserted that climate change was evident and pledged to redouble efforts to “decarbonize” the economy. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)
Standing in the middle of an area recently burned out by one of California’s many seasonal wildfires, on Sept. 11, “California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), without evidence, declared Friday that the ongoing wildfires in his state prove the science surrounding global warming is now officially settled.”

The governor is right — though not in the way he pretends.

In fact, “catastrophic man-made global warming” has been debunked ten times over. Every one of the alarmists’ scary predictions — polar bears going extinct (in fact, there’s a polar bear population explosion — see

or . . . island nation of Vanuatu underwater (Nope) . . .

has turned to be the punchline to a series giant, very expensive jokes. (Don’t even get us started on the dead bats.)

(And no, global warming does not cause cause more frequent and more severe storms and other weather events. See:

“Our Latest Global Warming Scare”: )

So why are California’s (and Oregon’s, and Washington state’s) wildfires getting worse?

In fact, the PROXIMATE cause of the current wave of fires — which have even those parts of the West not actually ablaze now blanketed in a brownish haze — appears to be deliberate arson on the part of some of the same Democrat Sturm Abteilung street thugs who have been looting and burning many of America’s Democrat-run inner cities for months. (See: )

Taking the longer view — looking at why it’s so EASY for the kind of raving, disheveled Bolsheviks who still live in Mom’s basement to set the (once)-Golden State ablaze — yes, California has belatedly reversed course in recent years, urging residents to clear away some of their dead brush (which they’d been barred from doing for decades – to “protect the habitat” of a Bug To Be Named Later, naturally.) Nonetheless, of course . . .

“Some of the needed prescribed burns in Southern California’s coastal chaparral and grasslands have been deterred by environmental lawsuits and air quality concerns.” See:

California’s Deadliest Fires Could Have Been Mitigated by Prevention

and “How Regulations Made California’s Fires Worse”:

California’s Devastating Fires Are Man-Caused — But Not in the Way They Tell us:

Even far-left Mother Jones magazine acknowledges California’s indigenous Indians knew how to (and frequently did) set smaller, preventative fires, probably in part to drive game (though that’s rarely mentioned — politically incorrect to HUNT, you know), but also to clear dead brush and prevent more devastating conflagrations:

But what California HASN’T done it to put the cattle back on its grazing lands . . . cattle that were peacefully (and usefully) grazing there when the first Anglos came to seize the area from the Mexicanos 170 years ago.

(Cliven Bundy, who has long defied attempts by the federal Bureau of Land Management — which does not own his range — to get him to stop grazing cattle on his Nevada-approved allotment near the Utah border, has long contended he now grazes the last cattle “between here and the Pacific Ocean.” He’s probably right.)

Livestock & timber industries important to curtail wildfires

Studies demonstrate how cattle grazing reduces wildfire risk:

Grazing Prevents Wildfires:

2 Comments to “They took the cattle off the land”

  1. Thomas Mitchell Says:

    Sheep also do a good job of clearing grasslands. My grandfather used goats to clear underbrush and saplings, because they eat the bark and “girdle” the brush and trees.

  2. Kingsnake Says:

    I said years ago, when Bummer still occupied the Oval Office, that was then 2s and 3s of jagoffs harassing elderly ladies on Portland street corners was not simple “disorderly conduct” but an incipient insurrection. That it was not then, and has not been so far, crushed with maximum violence baffles me. We are now being punished for voting our conscience. And it will get worse if Trump winds in November, as they are getting smarter, more organized, bolder, and more violent.