Last week, California authorities announced an “Energy Emergency” as the world’s fifth-largest economy struggled under the strain of a heat wave. Partisans and pundits alike pointed to the situation as indisputable evidence that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Upon digging a little deeper, though, it becomes clear that “climate change” is simply the Left’s catchall excuse for anything that goes wrong.
This is especially true in California. Just look at Democrats’ response to the state’s terrible wildfires, each of which has consumed roughly 250 acres of land and property over the past five years. When the fires strike, opportunistic politicians and click-starved journalists predictably blame global warming. In 2020, Speaker Nancy Pelosi went so far as to claim the fires are “Mother Nature’s