Democratic Congresswoman Blames 'Global Warming' for California Wildfires
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Rep. Linda Sanchez
“Yeah, it’s really interesting because I'm a native Californian, born and raised here and periodically we would have fought wildfires when I was younger, but nothing of the magnitude that we’ve seen in the last several years,” Sanchez said. “And, obviously, a big contributing factor to that is that we’re in drought condition. We don’t, we aren’t receiving the amount of rainfall that we should or, quite frankly, that in years past we did.”
But Sanchez blamed this lack of rainfall on changing weather patterns made possible by global warming for her perception that wildfires that there has been an increase in wildfires.
“I think that also is a signal that our weather patterns are changing and I think that that is further evidence that
According to MSNBC, half of the state’s $182-million emergency fund has been depleted due to this round of fires in a state that is already experiencing a cash-crunch due to budget shortfalls.
But CNN’s Tom Foreman warned of a possible “century of fires” as a result of global warming in October 2007