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Delingpole: No, the Western Wildfires Weren’t Caused by ‘Record Heat’

California governor Gavin Newsom wants to blame the wildfires on record-breaking temperatures in LA County. So does Joe Biden; so too does the LA Times which claims that this ‘sizzling summer’ was the ‘Hottest August on Record’ in California. The not-so-subtle implication, of course, is that this is another case of ‘man-made global warming’ putting lives, property and the natural landscape at risk.

TOPSHOT - Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. - Dangerous dry winds whipped up California's record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness …

Greek Opposition Slams Government Response to Wildfires; 85 Dead, Arson Suspected

The administration of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing intense criticism for its response to deadly wildfires that killed 85 people at last count. The opposition accused the Tsipras government of incompetence and arrogance, while the government blamed illegal construction in the affected areas and suggested terrorists might have set the fires.

Burned cars are collected together at an old soccer field in Rafina, as clean-up operations get underway following a deadly wildfire in the area east of Athens, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Rescuers intensified a grim house-to-house search Wednesday for more casualties from a deadly forest fire outside Athens, as the …

240 Missing in California Wine Country Fires

California fire authorities listed 82 active fires burning across the state, with the worst devastation in the Wine Country, where nine major fires have burnt over 84,000 acres, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 240 residents missing.

Napa Wine Country fire (Ezra Shaw / Getty)

Obama Touts Government Services at SxSW, Denies Disaster Aid to Texans

President Barack Obama was in Texas on Friday attending the annual SxSW event where he told millennials and others that government “does great things” because it “is delivering for everybody in this room.” His lecture was to those “who despise every level of government.” He did not tell the Texans who had their homes and businesses destroyed and damaged from severe weather and fires that he has denied them financial assistance.

2016 SXSW - President Obama Keynote