The Colorado Sun says fires and high winds in December are Colorado’s new reality due to climate change.
“Marshall Fire shows climate change puts most of Colorado in fire zones … I mean we get wind, but not like that. Not in December”
December and January are the months with the most high wind events in Boulder, including a 150 MPH wind gust on December 4, 1978.
That wind must have been caused by global cooling.
The large amount of fire damage was due to large flammable structures built very close to each other.
The one house which didn’t burn had a firebreak on the west side.
The week before the fire, the Denver Post blamed the 2020 fires on Joe Manchin not spending $2.2 trillion and said they were the largest on record.
The state of Colorado website repeats this same claim.
Colorado has been a state since since 1876, and the 1898 fires were much larger, covering most of the highlighted counties on this map.
“Reports from the western portion of Colorado continue to tell of the ravages of the forest fires which bid fair to devastate the greater part of the forests of the state.”
The reason why Colorado and Wyoming had large fires last year was because a century of fire suppression and a decade old beetle infestation has left huge amounts of fuel on the ground. Congress doesn’t need to spend any money to fix this problem, rather they need to open up the forests to loggers to clear them out.
Fires were much more extensive before humans started interfering, and many were intentionally set by Native Americans who – unlike climate journalists – actually knew something about nature.