But how does Obama explain drought-driven pre-industrial era wildfires?
Campaigning this weekend in California, Obama slammed Perry as,
… a governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change.
So how would the President explain, for example, the Miramichi fire?
After a summer of sparse rain, sporadic wildfires in Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick reached disastrous levels in October 1825. Strong winds spurred the conflagration, which burned through forests and settlements in Maine and along the Miramichi River in Canada. Among the worst wildfires in North American history, the Miramichi fire burned 3 million acres, killed 160 people and left 15,000 homeless.
An eyewitness account, preserved by the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, described the scene: “A loud roaring was heard in the woods, and from the burnt substances still continuing to thicken the atmosphere, it was so dark that the flames could not be distinguished, though they were more than one mile from the town.”
If Mother Nature can burn Maine, she can more easily torch the drier Texas.