Round Mountain Wild Fire. Photo by Bo Insogna/Flickr (

Round Mountain Wild Fire. Photo by Bo Insogna/Flickr (

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said at a press conference that “there is substantial evidence that some of these fires [in Arizona] have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally. The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border.”

He added that illegal immigrants set such fires to send signals, keep warm or distract law enforcement agents. McCain did not specify which fires illegal immigrants allegedly had started, nor did he identify his sources or provide details of the “substantial” evidence he cited.

Actual experts disagree with the above quoted intellectuals. For example, Princeton University’s Michael Oppenheimer, also a lead author of the United Nations’ climate science panel, compared “what we’re seeing [to] a window into what global warming really looks like. It looks like heat, it looks like fires, it looks like this kind of environmental disaster. … This provides vivid images of what we can expect to see more of in the future.”

In other words, the fires in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Utah might sober up some of the climate change doubters.

Continue reading at Progreso Weekly.

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