What I was hoping you'd clear up for me is this"another nut job "
These are christian spiritual leaders with thousands of christian followers right in the American southwest, all those christians can't be wrong about God's Will!
Well, here's the connection between AZ, CO the fires and global warming:
The Bark Beetle...
"Bark beetle outbreaks have resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of conifers on approximately 30 million hectares of forested lands in western North America during the last decade. Many forests remain susceptible to bark beetle infestation and will continue to experience high levels of conifer mortality until suitable host trees are depleted, or natural factors cause populations to collapse. Stand conditions and drought, combined with warming temperatures, have contributed to the severity of these outbreaks, particularly in high-elevation forests.1
Conventional wisdom suggests that large scale bark beetle outbreaks alter fuel complexes resulting in an increased potential for severe fires."
"Wildfire and beetle epidemics both have long histories in Western forests. Their patterns have been shaped somewhat by human impacts, but outbreaks, which tend to be infrequent and severe, are driven by larger factors. Scientists believe a warming climate is the main factor behind the West's more frequent severe wildfires, and is also likely amplifying the current bark-beetle epidemic, the most widespread on record. Warmer winters allow beetles to spread into more northerly and high-elevation territory. Beetles reproduce more often during longer warm seasons, and more larvae survive winters."
Aha! The Bark Beetles are co-conspirators in the Global Warming Hoax!
Pesky socialist beetles!
Why would God kill firefighters in Arizona to punish the people of Colorado Springs?
Was it that you fid not realize the Prescott fire was not in Colorado?