The drama around the recent catastrophic wildfires in Maui has taken a “left” turn.
The real story is not anything like what Democrats and the rest of the ruling class elites want you to believe.
And top Democrats instantly regretted their efforts to blame the Maui wildfires on climate change after experts dropped this bombshell report.
Maui County, Hawaii, is pointing the blame for the devastating wildfires the island recently experienced squarely on the shoulders of Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries.
According to a lawsuit filed by Maui County, these power utility giants failed to power down their equipment amid a red flag windstorm, leading to downed power lines that sparked the deadly fires.
The lawsuit alleges negligence, citing HECO’s failure to heed a National Weather Service Red Flag Warning on August 7, and failure to maintain the power grid, which triggered the disastrous events.
But here’s where things get interesting.
Democrat lawmakers wasted no time in seizing on the tragedy as a political platform for their environmental extremist agenda.
They sounded the alarm bells, invoking the ominous specter of “climate chaos” and “climate emergency.”
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), a Green New Deal enthusiast, declared, “This is a climate emergency.”
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) chimed in, asserting that “climate chaos wreaking havoc on ecosystems everywhere is the new norm.”
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) even called on President Joe Biden to declare a “climate emergency” in response to the fires.
And, of course, the heartstrings were tugged as Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) declared, “The climate crisis is here and it’s killing people.”
White House “clean energy czar” John Podesta – the same John Podesta who led Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign, which created and pushed the “Russian collusion” hoax – joined the chorus, proclaiming that the fires were “fueled by climate change.”
He waxed poetic about the need to cut carbon emissions to combat future natural disasters like the Maui wildfires, weaving in his endorsement of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.”
But just as the climate change rhetoric was reaching its crescendo, experts dropped a bombshell that shattered the narrative.
They dismissed claims that climate change triggered the fires, instead pointing to poor forest and brush management, as well as declining agriculture as the real culprits.
That’s right, it’s not the ominous climate change monster lurking in the shadows – it’s a cocktail of mismanagement and neglect that allowed the fires to rage uncontrollably.
Clay Trauernicht, an environmental management expert from the University of Hawaii, dismantled the climate change blame game, stating that “blaming this on weather and climate is misleading.”
He emphasized that Hawaii’s fire problem stems from vast areas of unmanaged grasslands, a legacy of land clearing for agriculture and ranching in the late 1800s.
This transformation into savannas has made the landscape more sensitive to extreme weather conditions and created fuel buildups that turn rainy periods into fire-prone nightmares.
So, there you have it.
The facts are in, and they don’t align with Democrats’ narrative.
While Democrats were busy capitalizing on a tragedy for political gain, the real cause of the Maui fires emerged as a result of a tangled web of negligence, mismanagement, and a disregard for basic land maintenance.
This serves as a stark reminder that using a tragedy as a political stunt will not win people over to environmental extremism.
Blaming climate change when the real causes lie elsewhere undermines credibility and erodes trust, if they had any left.
Democrats’ desperate attempt to hijack a disaster for their agenda has backfired, revealing that their desire to make headlines outweighs their commitment to the truth.
As the smoke clears from the Maui fires, so too does the haze of political posturing.
The lesson here is crystal clear: the real cause of a problem cannot be swept under the rug in pursuit of ideological points.
It’s time for transparency and accountability, not sensationalism and manipulation.
Let the Maui fires be a lesson to all of us that digging for the truth, no matter how inconvenient, is far more valuable than perpetuating political agendas, and we should not stand on the tragedies of others for political points.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.