The press is reporting that the Wallow fire has an anthropogenic cause. The theory is that it was started by somebody who left their campfire unattended. If people start believing this theory, then the government will start restricting our activities and taking away our freedoms.
The anthropogenic wildfire theory has already caused the government to restrict our right to have bonfires and smoke cigarettes in the forest. We aren’t even allowed to celebrate our nation’s birthday on our public lands with traditional Roman candles and M-80s. What will they take away next using this unproven theory as the excuse?
Wildfires have always happened. They are caused by lightning. We know this because forests burned down before the first humans arrived in North America. Wildfires took place before lighter fluid and cherry bombs were invented. Nature, not human activity, causes forest fires.
If you add up all the heat that humans generate in the forest, it’s a tiny fraction of the size of the Wallow fire. It is arrogant to think humans could be the cause of something so big and uncontrollable. Forests have always burned and will continue to burn no matter what we do.
The alarmists and the liberal media just want to blame humans for everything in an attempt to control our lives. If you believe them, you must be a communist.