The wildfires that raged on Maui are a sad and tragic event that will no doubt take years to overcome and rebuild. The most serious blaze swept through the coastal town of Lahaina, where almost every building has been destroyed.

But the powerful flames of the state’s deadliest wildfire hadn’t even finished their devastation before alarmists began spouting climate change rhetoric.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, climate enthusiast and gas-powered vehicle cynic, lamented that “Californians know firsthand the devastating toll of catastrophic wildfires fueled by climate change.”

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono pointed fingers at climate change and attacked states she claims “still have a head-in-the-sand attitude” toward climate issues.

California Representative Ro Khanna called on President Biden to declare a “climate emergency” in response to the fires.

Even Hawaii’s governor Joshua Green couldn’t resist. “That level of destruction, and a fire hurricane, something new to us in this age of global warming, was the ultimate reason that so many people perished.”

Several left-wing media outlets such as The New York Times, Bloomberg and Washington Post didn’t let the opportunity go to waste either.

Missing from most of these claims are facts based on reality. And reality says there is so much more to the story.

Read the full Daily Caller article here.

Tirzah Duren is the Director of Tech Policy at the American Consumer Institute, a nonprofit educational and research organization. You can follow her on Twitter @ConsumerPal.