As the wildfire devastating Central Washington rages on, the left remains intent on ascribing the tragedy to global warming. President Obama gave weight to the explanation when, during his fundraising stop in Seattle, he charged global warming as a primary culprit saying it had “a lot” to do with the wildfires. Obama,
“A lot of it has to do with drought, a lot of it has to do with changing precipitation patterns and a lot of that has to do with climate change.”
The Sightline Institute—a far left environmental policy organization—highlighted Obama’s words in a recent email pointing supporters to a talking points memo for “some simple, powerful sound bites to frame every possible conversation (and news story) about wildfires…” Sightline’s email emphasizes the importance of putting “wildfires into context in clear, simple terms the way Obama has.”
Sightline may offer its supporters Obama’s example, but environmental activists don’t have to look much farther than the organization itself for clarity on the subject. Sightline’s email uses extreme language in laying the blame for wildfires on global warming. The email reads,
“Climate change isn’t the only culprit creating the conditions for more severe and dangerous fires, but it doesn’t take a climate scientist or even a great detective to see the fingerprints of human-caused climate change on most wildfire crime scenes.
“Climate change is making for wildfires in the American West that are more severe and more difficult to fight. Some are “calling the new climate-fueled wildfires “monster” or “mega” fires.”
In an effort to look less extreme, notice Sightline’s brief admission that global warming is not the “only culprit” to what they later refer to as “new climate-fueled wildfires.” Of course, Sightline cannot help but immediately follow its insincere “admission” with a little condensation and the full force of extreme language—all for the purpose of using tragic circumstances for political gain.