Is it possible to be clinically brain-dead and still serve in office?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pleading for more spending on fire prevention as his home state of Nevada endures widespread wildfires, and says “climate change” is to blame for the devastating blazes.
“The West is burning,” Reid said Wednesday.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada Democrat said the conditions that help the fires spread are fueled by climate change.
“Why are we having them? Because we have climate change. Things are different. The forests are drier, the winters are shorter, and we have these terrible fires all over the West,” he said.
The biggest fire in the area, in Elko County, was sparked by lightning.
Of course these fires have been happening since the beginning of time, but don’t interrupt Dingy with the facts.
The Review-Journal, though, reported that National Interagency Fire Center stats show the actual number of wildfires has been on the decline — from 40,736 wildfires this time in 2011 to 25,370 in July 2013.
Regardless of the cause, Reid says he wants more funding for the Forest Service to clear away brush that fuels these fires.