Well, that didn’t take long.
Joy Behar wasted no time assessing the cause of the raging California wildfires.
On Thursday’s broadcast of “The View,” the co-host suggested the recent fires were the result of global warming.
“We want to start by saying and telling everyone impacted by the insane California wildfires to do whatever you can to be safe, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said as the segment began. “This is the biggest wildfire to hit the region in 56 years.”
“It must have something to do with the planet heating up,” Behar interjected, noting that “it was so dry and hot” in California.
Green house gases emitting from her mouth… maybe…
— Rhapsidy (@libertyryver) December 7, 2017
No Joy, no! Fire caused the fires. It’s called combustion. When a flame lights dry brush and catches, and then the wind catches ambers, it spreads them. Then the winds fan the flames. I wonder if these people are truly educated sometimes.
— DeplorableTNPatriot (@SwagIsBack45) December 8, 2017
Goldberg explained that there has been no rain in the area for over three months.
“And so, when it gets very dry and dusty like that, anything — if you flick a light or there’s a spark. If it finds something, it will burn it,” she said.
I’m at my grandmothers watching the view. It took 3 seconds for Joy Behar to blame the CA wildfire on global warming. #AgendaMuch
— Brad Staudt (@Sh1tbirds) December 7, 2017
The global warming narrative was not just confined to “The View” as climate activists fanned their own climate science claims.
“Higher temperatures, drier conditions, increased fuel availability, and lengthening warm seasons—all linked to climate change—are increasing wildfire risk in California,” read an email sent by Climate Signal on Wednesday, The Daily Caller reported.
“From 1979 to 2015, climate change was responsible for more than half of the dryness of western forests and the increased length of the fire season,” the email continued. “The fingerprint of climate change has been found in past wildfire activity in California.”
However, not all experts agree and many have given a “low confidence” to the claim global warming is fueling wild fires, believing that poor land management plays a bigger role in the recent increase in those fires.
In fact, a U.S. government’s National Climate Assessment report found “low to medium confidence for a detectable human climate change contribution” in the region.
Thousands of people across Ventura and Los Angeles counties had to be evacuated in the face of the blazes which also shut down major roads, according to The Washington Post. Thousands of acres and hundreds of buildings have been damaged by the fires which veteran firefighters say is unlike anything they have ever seen.
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