Fires, Fires, And More Fires. Is It Global Warming Or Land Mismanagement?

According to California governor Gavin Newsom, the massive, deadly wildfires in America’s West are caused by climate change. In reality, poor forest management and excessive regulation are bigger causes. Michael Shellenberger explains.

Government fueled fires.

I like these short, no-nonsense videos by John Stossel. In this video, he uses the help of Michael Shellenberger, the ecologist, once named “The Hero of the Environment” by Time Magazine, to explain the connection between brush fires, climate change, and some small —often overlooked — thing called forest management.

Mike is a dedicated ecologist, but it is clear that he’s not a member of the alarmist group. He believes that climate change is real, but disagrees that this is our most serious problem.

Published by
John Stossel
on Sep 22, 2020

Climate change is real, [but] it’s not the end of the world. It’s not our most serious environmental problem.

Michael Shellenberger


Is devastation the key to happiness?

For some people, it is.

It’s stunning how California’s governor uses fire devastation in his state as a backdrop for his happy climate change announcement, where, with a grin on his face, he calls it a perfect storm and states that:

The debate is over around climate change.

Because California wildfires are undoubtedly caused by climate change, and if you don’t believe it, the governor wants you to:

Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own eyes.

Observe what? All the destruction caused by climate-change-activist and supporting them bureaucrats, who for decades prevented proper forest management?

Thank you for the invitation, but no thanks. Watching people’s houses turned to ashes is not my kind of fun.

This year wildfires have burned more than four million acres (two million acres last year), and we still have three months to go.

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Michael Shellenberger — Why Renewables Can’t Save The Planet, And Nuclear Can

Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment?
In this provocative talk, energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms are not the best method of energy production, and describes an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural environment — nuclear energy.

Michael gave this talk at a TEDx event.

(It was independently organized by a local community.)

  • Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment (in 2008 with Ted Nordhaus) and President of Environmental Progress — a research and policy organization.
    A lifelong environmentalist, Michael changed his mind about atomic energy and has helped save enough nuclear reactors to prevent an increase in carbon emissions equivalent to adding more than 24 million cars to the road.

Here’s more from Michael Shellenberger on the same topic.
Why I changed my mind about nuclear power.

  • TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

(From TED website)

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