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The Colorado Sun says fires and high winds in December are Colorado’s new reality due to climate change.

“Marshall Fire shows climate change puts most of Colorado in fire zones … I mean we get wind, but not like that. Not in December”

Marshall Fire shows climate change puts most of Colorado in fire zones

December and January are the months with the most high wind events in Boulder, including a 150 MPH wind gust on December 4, 1978.

Boulder Wind Events: NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

That wind must have been caused by global cooling.

International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere – The New York Times

The large amount of fire damage was due to large flammable structures built very close to each other.

The one house which didn’t burn had a firebreak on the west side.

The week before the fire, the Denver Post blamed the 2020 fires on Joe Manchin not spending $2.2 trillion and said they were the largest on record.

What Colorado forests need to recover from historic wildfires — and to prevent the next one – The Denver Post

The state of Colorado website repeats this same claim.

Historical Wildfire Information | Fire Prevention and Control

Colorado has been a state since since 1876, and the 1898 fires were much larger, covering most of the highlighted counties on this map.

“Reports from the western portion of Colorado continue to tell of the ravages of the forest fires which bid fair to devastate the greater part of the forests of the state.”

The Colorado Daily Chieftain October 1, 1898 — Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Fort Collins Courier October 6, 1898 — Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Herald Democrat October 2, 1898 — Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

TimesMachine: September 30, 1898 – NYTimes.com

The reason why Colorado and Wyoming had large fires last year was because a century of fire suppression and a decade old beetle infestation has left huge amounts of fuel on the ground. Congress doesn’t need to spend any money to fix this problem, rather they need to open up the forests to loggers to clear them out.

Fires were much more extensive before humans started interfering, and many were intentionally set by Native Americans who – unlike climate journalists – actually knew something about nature.

In Unexpected Places, Clues to Ancient and Future Climate; Warming? Tree Rings Say Not Yet – The New York Times

Native Americans Used Fire to Protect and Cultivate Land – HISTORY

via Real Climate Science


January 2, 2022