September 13, 2020
Click here https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2020/09/13/pelosi-ditches-science-blames-angry-mother-earth-for-californias-wildfires-n924986 for the rest of the article. I guarantee none of it will make Crazy Aunt Nancy look any smarter.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) claims to love science when it’s convenient. She routinely scolds President Trump over coronavirus science despite the fact that Dr. Fauci and others on the president’s COVID team say he has always followed the science on it.
Pelosi also claims the science is on her side when it comes to climate. So why, then, did she toss out the science and go full Gaia during a recent interview on the California wildfires?
We have these fires in California, and in the West, 16 people have died in Washington, Oregon, and California, including a firefighter and a 1-year-old baby. We — our firefighters have been so, very, very courageous.
Now, we’re, again, breaking records. Mother Earth is angry. She’s telling us — whether – she’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is, that climate crisis is real and has an impact.
Video at the link over at RealClearPolitics.
Unlike Pelosi and most in politics who comment on science, I actually worked in science for eight years and wrote a book about science (astronomy – link below). Here’s some science: California liberals abandoned basic forestry management decades ago. This has allowed dead wood which becomes fire fuel to pile up year after year, and when one of the state’s aging powerlines gets knocked or blown over it only takes a spark to get the fire going.
The powerlines are aging at least in part because California, a rich state with a massive economy, has decided not to maintain them properly. Liberals, in short, have abandonded basic government, most conspicuously public safety nationwide this year, for the sake of politics.
If you’re goading others to "follow the science” while you also appeal to the authority of "Mother Earth,” you’re doing both science and mysticism wrong.
"They are a fire-dependent species that are well adapted to survive burns,” says Nichols. "In fact, fire helps them get the next generation of sequoias started.” That’s because fire encourages the trees to drop their cones en masse. The blaze knocks out competition from other plants and provides a great shot of fertilizer in the form of ash.
Actually, the environmentalist movement has always been neopagan. I pointed that out in my lengthy article years ago.
Pelosi, as a politician in the moonbattiest of places, has to occasionally throw her pagan constituents a bone or two.
I doubt she really believes this; she's a pragmatist. But it is a handy tool to bludgeon the opposition with - and to deflect from the failures of her own policies and those of her comrads.
What is science? Increasingly it is an article of religious faith and not actual intellectual inquiry. Talking about "science" is like talking about angels and demons during the Middle Ages.
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