Being somewhat center -ish in politics, my take on this is that the Left tends to blame too many things on climate change, and the right refuses to blame anything or even admit that its well established science.
One of the past seasons of Cosmos had Neil lay it out quite well. To me it is much like those who refuse to believe the Earth is older than half a million years (or whatever biblical number they have come up with)
Personally I think one of the biggest mistakes democrats have made the last two decades is focusing only on global warming, when almost every product that produces CO2 also produces irritants and toxins that the average american could understand better. There is a cornucopia of evil chemicals that come out of tail pipes and coal fired plants.
In regards to CA fires, climate change is probably making it worse, but one of the biggest problems is the spread of the urban interface into our forests, and especially the fact we put out every fire for the last century. We created fuel load nightmares. Putting out fires was a HUGE mistake. And now we are going to pay for it. In regards to power outages, I understood it was in large part preventative so that during high winds SCE and PG&E didn't create more fires. And those are private companies, right? So much for deregulation.
Just my 2 cents.
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