July 08, 2015

How forest fires provide a lesson in hubris to climate change activists

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The forest fires blazing across Canada have environmentalists fuming. The smoke, they note, is drastically increasing the world's C02 levels, orders of magnitude more than any man-made source.

This shows how absurd the climate change hysterics really are.

Forest fires are normal and natural; that the amount of C02 they produce dwarfs that produced by humans demonstrates how foolish and arrogant their attempt to control "carbon emissions" -- and the planet itself -- really is.


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commented 2015-09-13 21:22:29 -0400
The Hubris is to think that we can’t we can’t affect the environment. You guys can congratulate yourselves, but your statements have little basis. Forest fires are natural, but burning fossil fuels is not. Volcanoes and other phenomena are natural, but we can’t do much about them, and again, in recent history they have affected much less then fossil fuels. So you can take your smug comments and positions and keep them as they are a reaction to something. This article explains how forest fires even at their worst contribute much less then billions of people generating electricity, driving cars, and destroying forests. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2007/10/dirty_burns.html
commented 2015-07-09 13:27:44 -0400
It is on expected line. We are going to witness huge fire, wind, flash floods/snows, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. By grace, I perceived this tendency over two decades back. Earth struggles to sustain certain equilibrium. Exponentially increased heat is causing the violent peak and fall of energy of the environment leading to accelerated change. Simple awakening to the “Principle and Design” on which earth functions can help us survive and enter Golden Age. If we fail to awaken we are doomed for huge destruction https://www.scribd.com/doc/270257614/What-is-Happening-to-Earth-Its-climate-and-Biosphere-Are-we-Approaching-Sixth-Mass-Extinction
commented 2015-07-09 00:00:13 -0400
I agree with Ken – it’s those damn volcanoes that keep driving the greenies stark raving nuts!… Actually the major factor bar none is our sun going through its 11 and 22 and 200 year cycles… I no longer debate the issue with anybody who at least has not taken the time to read up on the Maunder Minimum and the little ice age that produced… You only have to recognize that a difference of less than 1/10 of 1 percent of solar radiation change per square foot per year more than accounts for all that the earth has gone through for millennia, and accounts for the El Ninos and the Las Ninas and changes at the north and south poles… And no, the polar bears are not dying but still happily raiding garbage in Churchill, Manitoba…
commented 2015-07-08 21:11:32 -0400
Hey Suzuki, are you going to refund all those carbon credits you sold in the guise of tree planting? Looks like they all went up in a cloud of ‘CO2’ smoke.
commented 2015-07-08 13:47:41 -0400
It seems that every year we have forest fires, it was happening way before the religion on Global Warming.
commented 2015-07-08 13:16:14 -0400
too bad that when you need a tree-hugger, there are none around.
commented 2015-07-08 13:03:13 -0400
How long til the nanny state bans all matches and lighters or anything one might use to start a fire. Take fire out of the hands of the populace ,
too dangerous to have us running around with fire power. Perhaps a lighter and match registry.?
commented 2015-07-08 13:00:28 -0400
EILEEN said ‘the global warmists will somehow turn this around and insist that “mankind” caused this!’

They already are – the MSM in BC are floating the idea that the fires are a result of “global warming/climate change”. Both the Rogers owned media and the local papers seem to be completely taken over by the Suzuki Foundation/various other enviro groups too numerous too mention.
commented 2015-07-08 12:37:33 -0400
To appease the AGW Zealots we should refuse to use any fossil fuel powered vehicles or pumps to put out the fires. We should evacuate all affected communities and charge the David Suzuki Foundation and the other Environmentalist groups for all damages and CO2 released because it is not man made. I think it would also be reasonable to charge them with the attempted murder of all people and animals that had to be evacuated and for the deaths of all people and animals caused by not using fossil fuels to stop the fire. – Sarcasm?
commented 2015-07-08 11:14:46 -0400
Ah, but the global warmists will somehow turn this around and insist that “mankind” caused this! And, when assessing the amount of CO2 Canada is emitting into the atmosphere, will they subtract that which comes from natural causes? Keep up the good work, Ezra!
commented 2015-07-08 10:25:58 -0400
The “scientific method” requires that any theory be hammered from all sides, repeatedly, to see if it fails, even once. If it fails even once, the theory is invalid, and needs to be approached again, from a different standpoint. If it passes all tests, it may be considered “fact”.

Facts, logic, and even history have disproven this man-caused global warming/climate change theory, and yet they still present it as fact. Forest fires, such as this ironic article describes, volcanoes, sunspots all contribute much more than man does. Hell, all we need to do is go back to the 70s when kids (including myself, but I haven’t grown up yet) were taught about global cooling and the coming ice age. Cleaning up pollution was a huge issue, because it was surmised that all the particulate thrown into the atmosphere was blocking the sun’s rays, so the earth was cooling. Industry was cleaned up, and the smog drastically reduced. Hey, guess what? The earth is “warming”!

So why aren’t they permitting pollution again, to control this “temperature increase”?

Further, roughly 1000 years ago the climate was MUCH warmer than it is now — how else did they have year ‘round settlements on the west coast of Greenland? And with a miniscule fraction of today’s earth’s population? And no heavy industry? And no hydrocarbon-burning machines?

Facts, logic, and history have disproven this theory, but we’re called “deniers” and marginalized.

“There is none so blind as he who will not see.” And they won’t see. Their minds are made up; don’t confuse them with facts.
commented 2015-07-08 10:00:00 -0400
I was just saying the same thing to friends a couple days ago. These forest fires decimate anything man has done as far as CO2. And they happen naturally and will continue to happen for the life of the planet.
commented 2015-07-08 09:57:32 -0400
Global warming is a front for raising MOAR taxes – SO-SHULIZM has bankrupted goobermints around the world (not just greece). Remember PIIGS? There’s still PII and S to go and that’s the beginning.

George COMMUNIST PIG AGITATOR Soros pays for many of the protestor numbskulls to show up (who are clueless about their rants).

Amazing how sh*tty the human condition has become.
commented 2015-07-08 09:51:40 -0400
Excellent YouTube reporting under 2 minutes Ezra you had my full attention – Now if I had the funds I’d hire you and Rebel Media to take a serious look at my Canada Day Essay titled: "Fear is at the root of power seeking " NDP MP Linda Duncan & Discrimination http://www.ciactivist.org/
commented 2015-07-08 09:34:07 -0400
Clearly, we need Safe Forest Fire Regulations.

Rebelator2, you are quite correct. They are New Age Fascists…..same lust for power, better camo.
commented 2015-07-08 09:21:12 -0400
It is helpful to remember that leftist leaders have no particular “hill they will die on” when it comes to the myriad assortment of front groups they constantly create to give the illusion of mass movements converging on our cowardly politicians to “demand action.” Their goal is to achieve absolute power and rule us lesser mortals for the greater good. Everything out front to entice the gullible is very much a classic bait and switch effort.
commented 2015-07-08 08:47:38 -0400
And please do not mention volcanoes, that will make them hot under the collar.
commented 2015-07-08 08:41:20 -0400
We’ll have to ban Thunder storms… or at least create a lightning tax..
Or ….. how about you get a heavy fine if lightning strikes your property ?
As for those damn forests, how dare they catch on fire like that !!
I guess there’s a first time for everything !!
commented 2015-07-08 08:28:22 -0400
next in line…shame all those who have campfires…thus new law…campfire free country…or backyard burn pits etc…do your part do burn just pollute…
commented 2015-07-08 07:42:27 -0400
I’d like to see those enviro-nuts try to wrap their penile heads around THIS one! Ban forests… Ezra, you are too much sometimes! :-)