Editor’s note: This article, by Paige St. John and published Oct. 18th, comes to us from the LOS ANGELES TIMES. Incidentally, the article, in turn, was critiqued (if not debunked) in a subsequent MOTHER JONES article published the following day (published here).
The ash of the Rocky fire was still hot when Gov. Jerry Brown strode to a bank of television cameras beside a blackened ridge and, flanked by firefighters, delivered a battle cry against climate change.
The wilderness fire was “a real wake-up call” to reduce the carbon pollution “that is in many respects driving all of this,” he said.