Fires Here, Fires There––Global Warming Everywhere!

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 21:44 PM
June 25, 2012

     Generally Jael does not assign us stories that are adequately covered by main stream media.  But after the fires in Colorado and in Russia got out of hand, AND after it was obvious that news outlets around the world were not going to mention Global Warming as the obvious cause, she asked us to report on the fires.

As Thomas Peipert of the Associated Press reports, “Half the nation’s firefighting fleet is now battling fires in Colorado, [and] C-130 military transport planes from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

“With eight wildfires burning, including a fire that has scorched more than 118 square miles and destroyed at least 191 homes near Fort Collins, Colorado is having its worst wildfire season in a decade.”

In this the start of the peak tourist season in Colorado, fires have destroyed some 191 homes near Fort Collins, as well as vacation cabins and public park sites, and sent thousands of people to evacuation centers.

At the end of last month, wild fires were raging across six states in the U.S., including Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and California.  Several towns were evacuated, hikers had to be rescued, and 130 square miles of land vegetation and forests were destroyed.  While arson is suspected in some cases, lighting strikes were also responsible.

Russia declared a state of emergency because of wildfires.  NASA reports, “Dry conditions, agricultural burning, lightning and human involvement have contributed to many wildfires across Siberia over the last few weeks.”  NASA images from space indicate dozens of of fire hot spots in Russia’s Siberia region.

en.rian.ru Russian Krivobok news service says that at least eight fire fighters have been killed, among some 1,120 people fighting blazes from at least 38 forest fires.  And even with 17 aircraft, 186 specialized vehicles, plus the human resources, that nation has not been able to save hundreds of acres of forest lands.

But as the National Wildlife Federation said concerning these fires on opposite sides of the globe, “media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause. . . . There’s compelling evidence that talking about . . . wildfires without mentioning climate change is like talking about lung cancer without mentioning cigarettes.”

The Federation says intense droughts from Global Warming make lands more vulnerable to these awesome blazes.  But even as these fires burn, politicians deny Global Warming even exists.  This must stop.  As God told Israel “Understand therefore, that The LORD Thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people (Deuteronomy 9: 6).”  As church flags suggest, we must repent, thank God for our lands, and end Global Warming.

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