Edward Fredrick Wackerman was arrested in California for aggravated arson, arson that causes great bodily injury, and arson causing damage or destruction of inhabited structures, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, said in a statement.
Wackerman is suspected of starting the Oak Fire in Mariposa County, within the Sierra Nevada Mountains. However, the suspicions have not yet been confirmed by the authorities.
According to WSAZ, Cal Fire reported the fire injured three firefighters and destroyed 127 homes and 66 outbuildings.
CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers arrested 71-year-old Edward Fredrick Wackerman in connection to the destructive Oak Fire last year that burned over 19,000 acres.
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— FOX26 News (@KMPHFOX26) June 17, 2023
Washington Free Beacon reported that Wackerman had donated to Democrats in the past.
According to records, the arson suspect has donated $1,775 to Democratic groups and candidates since 2020. The $1,000 donation was made to Tim Ryan’s failed U.S. Senate campaign in 2022 and $400 to the Lincoln Project, a disgraced liberal super PAC.
“Why?” What made him do it? How could he have done that and destroyed the lives of so many people?
Democrats promoted that climate change was to blame for the wildfires. Wackerman may have been trying to help them.
Alex Padilla, a senator from California, wrote on Twitter that “Thanks to all firefighters and emergency responders for their tireless efforts in trying conditions to combat the #OakFire.” If we don’t take action on climate change now, wildfires are likely to continue to grow as a result of the drought and extreme weather conditions.
Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States in 2022 and Vice-President for Climate Change said: “More people will die and our civilization’s survival is at stake.” Climate change is cited by him as the reason for “droughts”, “fires”, and other extreme weather conditions that are affecting the United States.
Wackerman is unlikely to have lit fires in order to “prove climate change”. It’s likely that he’s a firebug who likes to watch fires. Wackerman arson shows the difficulty politicians face when they try to blame all weather and wildfire anomalies on climate change.
Back in the day when there was a recognition that “climate” and “weather” were two different subjects that only TV weathermen and Al Gore were trying to connect unusual weather events and climate change. Today, they’re not even trying to differentiate them. You can’t gin up hysteria about the climate if you blame something on the weather.
The discussion of climate change has become a political issue and is not based on scientific evidence.