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Everybody knows: global wildfires are getting worse

Just look at the terrible wildfires in California in 2020, which were awful, with worse to come as climate change continues. And as the noted climate experts at the World...

28 Sep, 2022| Science Notes

Because we never used to have wildfires

...the October 1871 US prairie wildfires. If such fires happened today they would without question be presented as evidence of catastrophic global warming. Yet the fact that they happened at...

24 Apr, 2019| Science Notes

Australian wildfires: pressure for a nice tidy story

The Australian bushfire outbreak we’ve already discussed here and here remains a top story, in part because in Australia itself anyone questioning the link to greenhouse gases is getting hit...

22 Jan, 2020| Science Notes

Unprecedented unprecedentedness

Fresh from the unprecedented arrival of two hurricanes on the American Gulf Coast that had actually happened many times before, the vultures have swooped on the wildfires in California, declaring...

16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

This just out: planet warming since...

...then, a supposed increase of hurricanes or at least in their intensity, an explosion of wildfires from Fort McMurray to Australia and the Amazon to California, accelerating sea-level rise, jellyfish...

23 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

If you say it often enough...

...and Climate Change Canada blared, “Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories of 2019 clearly show, once again, that more and more Canadians are being impacted by extreme weather, from devastating wildfires...

15 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

When was it again?

...should see more hurricanes. If it brings more wildfires, tell us after what year or decade we should see more wildfires. If it brings more sudden changes in ocean temperature…...

30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Proof by happenstance

...will always happen somewhere, or see more wildfires than usual, and they once again pounce and call it proof of global heating. For instance a wet July in London, England,...

25 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

Sneaking up on you

...from the New York Times’ “Climate Fwd.” year-end Dec. 30 2020 roundup: “This year was a tumultuous one on the climate front. It started with huge wildfires in Australia and...

03 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

What if they died?

...on endlessly about its models. But to be blunt, we want them to predict wildfires accurately next year before they soar off and predict the consequences of wildfires 77 years...

18 May, 2022| OP ED Watch

The man-made forest fire problem

...made decision to put out wildfires. If these forests are not thinned, you will see wildfires reminiscent of the Tillamook burn, the 1910 fires and the Yellowstone fire. I don’t...

23 Sep, 2020| Science Notes

Fires no longer hot

In today’s news, wildfires are not ravaging the Amazon or Fort McMurray. Or Australia. Or anywhere. Technically they are still burning; the Global Forest Watch fire page shows red dots,...

26 Feb, 2020| News Roundup

Monarchs deposed by climate

...years of intense drought and severe wildfires – all elements that are exacerbated by climate change – are transforming the land and reducing the availability of plants that these monarchs...

27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Free lack of money

...Future” where we eat less meat, relocate cities away from raging oceans and enjoy “large wildfires and poor harvests, but less often” than in the hell of CO2 they previously...

28 Apr, 2021| News Roundup

All bad all the time

...of climate change. For instance NBC just shrieked that “Hurricanes, floods and wildfires imperil hundreds of hazardous waste sites. But the Trump administration won’t talk about the rising risks.” In...

30 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Arctic olive groves in flames

...Amazon has frequent wildfires because it’s a place, and places have wildfires. (There were a lot more in Africa that year but for some reason they weren’t cool.) The issue...

22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Is it wet or dry down here?

Another story that got pushed to the margins by the Ukraine crisis was the devastating droughts and related wildfires in Australia. No. Wait. That was two years ago. Right after...

23 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Australian bushfires: If only they'd reduced CO2

...that, at the global level, the area being burned each year by wildfires is not going up, and is likely even trending down. So if global warming causes wildfires to...

08 Jan, 2020| Science Notes

Whereas a virus...

...images of Australian bushfires and Californian wildfires should be blowing a hole in such complacency [about climate]. But they also crystallise how hard it is for democracies to mobilise public...

29 Jan, 2020| OP ED Watch

Your credibility is on fire

Back in May the CBC informed us the climate experts were predicting B.C. was in for an abnormally hot and dry summer of constant wildfires. Instead, as the CBC reported...

04 Sep, 2019| News Roundup

Blowing in the wind

...than usual last year. (And for that matter wildfires are down not up over the past few decades; stand by for news that warming reduces wildfires and it’s bad.) At...

06 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Stable instability

...accurate, life on Earth would never have survived and flourished this long. Yet in the alarmist world, from wildfires in Siberia to rain in Alaska, whatever happens is proof that...

26 Aug, 2020| OP ED Watch

Follow the money

...and unpredictable ways.” Their report itself says all the usual stuff. “Canada faces risk from the physical impacts of a changing climate, including floods, heatwaves, wildfires, and sea-level rise. By...

29 Jan, 2020| News Roundup

Hooray, California is on fire

...to start more wildfires with “faulty transmission lines” has “made the apocalyptic future of the climate crisis immediate and visceral for some of the nation’s most comfortable people. It is...

30 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

English weather

...“Wildfires in the southwest of France ravaged an area more than twice the size of Paris”. Gee whiz. That big? It you’re trying to make them sound unprecedented, we Googled...

27 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

The silence of the trees

...blamed wildfires on climate change.” Which to give it credit for bureaucratic slipperiness the Department, headed by a former Minister of the Environment, sort of tried to do as well....

15 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

The IPCC bucket list

...Paris Agreement will be out of reach, and worse heat waves, larger wildfires, and damaging famines across the country and around the world within the next decade and a half...

18 May, 2022| News Roundup

Lack of terrible weather not blamed on GHGs

...and fueling wildfires around the world. And it's this troubling confluence of climate threats that researchers have been warning about for two decades.” Oh really? Did everywhere have a far...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

The Great Amazon Fire Scare of 2019

...is urging world leaders to step up in the face of a dramatic climate emergency as wildfires blaze across the Arctic and the Amazon rainforest”. John Robson Wildfires blazing across...

09 Oct, 2019| Fact Checks

A year unlike all the others

...by scientists. Streetcar cables melted in Portland. A raging river swept away entire homes in Germany’s lush Ahr Valley wine region. And wildfires have set records across the globe in...

12 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

But if so...

...time, but because it’s already disastrous. As CNN just claimed, joining the chorus of vultures over California wildfires: “This is what a world looks like with just over 1 degree...

16 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

CO2 is bad for plants

One luxury climate alarmists enjoy is that they can say anything and people will assume it’s true. Announce that wildfires are increasing globally and no one will question it. Declare...

08 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Unscientific American

...blaming climate change for wildfires plus “flooding, torrential rainstorms and heat-related deaths. In fact, the climate crisis has led to a widespread public health crisis.” And yes, ENT stands for...

23 Sep, 2020| OP ED Watch

Because it's rubbish

...groups cause in comparison to the extreme disruption already produced and threatened by climate breakdown, such as extreme droughts, wildfires and tropical storms.” No, no and no. The disruptions are...

03 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

Yes, it was hot in Oregon

...has tripled. They are also becoming more deadly.” But just as with the hurricanes and wildfires, they’re not. Anecdotally, NBC wrote “Worst heat wave in 12 years coming to the...

30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

We will all drive the cars from Cars

...our children and families breathe. You deserve to have a car that doesn’t give your kids asthma. Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse – and create more days filled with...

30 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Global burn area declining since 2013

Another unshakeable belief among climate alarmists is that wildfires are increasing around the world due to climate change. We already did some debunking of the Great Amazon Fire scare and...

29 Jun, 2022| Science Notes

Summer gets it

...that “Wildfires roared across the West… Monsoons swept cars from the road in Arizona. Pennsylvania songbirds were dying. This is the summer that feels like the end of summer as...

04 Aug, 2021| News Roundup

If this is victory

...running in Sacramento because of terrible air quality, and discovered she had asthma, the Times chortled that “Neither the polluted air nor the wildfires punctuating Maddie’s adolescence are random. Both...

13 Jan, 2021| OP ED Watch

Vultures circle collapsed building

...of causation misses the point.” How exactly? Well, see, “If the point is that heat waves and hurricanes and wildfires and flooding will be made worse by climate change—and any...

30 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Remember Portland?

...hot. Just as everybody knows there are more wildfires, so they don’t bother checking whether there are more wildfires. And then they report things that aren’t happening and growl at...

14 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

Picture a security blanket

...of the most damaging effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, deadlier storms, and more devastating heat, droughts and wildfires, are irreversible.” So we can stop? No, of course...

02 Dec, 2020| News Roundup

And great was the fall of it

...any quick check whether they’re remotely plausible. No one fact checks off-hand lines like “an unprecedented surge of extreme weather as wildfires devastated the American West, hurricanes lashed tropical coastlines...

16 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

When you don't have power

...to it, because the fear is that power lines downed by high winds may start dangerous wildfires. But there’s a certain illogic to accepting that human error, not human CO2,...

23 Oct, 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of your livelihood

...and towns protect themselves from climate-related events as wildfires, floods, heat waves and droughts increase in intensity.” No intrepid investigation for them of whether these things are increasing in intensity...

01 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

More evidence of things not seen

...But don’t worry, wildfires and blackouts and heat wave deaths are coming. Many Canadian outlets also ran with a story that “Seasonal or higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the country...

08 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Unsettling the apple cart V: Koonin on Precipitation Perils

...into the larger topic of precipitation trends, and specifically questions related to trends in snowfall, rainfall, droughts, flooding and wildfires. Here Koonin makes a radical departure from just about every...

18 Aug, 2021| Koonin

Come fire and high water from... cars in Kelowna?

...the spring of that year was actually unusually quiet on the fire front. The BC Wildfire Service noted that “Between April and the end of June, 255 wildfires had burned...

10 May, 2020| Fact Checks

The year in review in advance

...have happened on NOAA data and says blah blah blah. You know. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Melting Arctic ice. Scientists say. Oceans hiding heat. The usual. There was a time when news...

27 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

Speaking of messaging

...learn that “Among the headline-grabbing wildfires, droughts and floods, it is easy to feel disheartened about climate change. I felt this myself when a United Nations panel released the latest...

13 Apr, 2022| News Roundup

Stop changing your story

...to those of cancel culture — even as the West is ravaged by blackouts and wildfires and the Gulf Coast is slammed by a devastating hurricane.” Well, columnist heal thyself,...

09 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

That was then, drought edition

...caused “more intense heat and drought and the associated risk of wildfires – as well as record-breaking deluges of rainfall and flooding”. So take your pick. It’s all climate change....

07 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

Speaking of predictions

...It will rain unless it doesn’t. And according to the Weather Network, BC will be hot and dry this summer with a risk of wildfires. But no cherry-picking. If it...

26 Jun, 2019| Science Notes

This just in

...that with around 1C of warming the world is already experiencing significant impacts such as the unprecedented wildfires seen in North America last year, or the drastic heatwaves currently hitting...

18 May, 2022| News Roundup

They just won't know what snowboarding is

...U.S. get unlikely white Christmas”. Unlikely. Don’t mention the climate (they didn’t). Whereas on the same day they hollered “Rising temperatures, extreme drought and giant wildfires batter Colorado ski industry/...

26 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Not much ice in the Great Basin

...Temperature and aridity hit long-lasting highs which have never been seen since. Likewise wildfires were more common and trees grew much farther up mountain sides than today. In other words,...

25 Nov, 2020| Science Notes

Attack of the sea snot

...only from what was happening around her — record heat waves, catastrophic wildfires and deadly floods linked to climate change — but from the fight within her. Chory had been...

23 Jun, 2021| News Roundup

Drought, heat, climate disaster

...if accompanied by yellow-orange-red maps. But another NBC story raved on about wildfires and record heat that were going to happen and then plunked down that “Higher temperatures and worsening...

23 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Batty propaganda

...refuted, along with the claim of increasing wildfires (and the fact that even if Greece did have more last summer it didn’t have an especially hot summer). But we won’t...

24 Apr, 2019| OP ED Watch

Warming pandemic

...to domestic emergency response predictably threw in that “As climate change is likely to increase the frequency of wildfires and floods, demand for domestic operations is expected to increase apace.”...

20 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Have a cool one

...full of the usual lurid exaggerations or outright untruths: “America’s West is facing massive wildfires. Its coasts are being inundated by sea level rise. Its desert cities and farms are...

25 Nov, 2020| News Roundup

Hot and bothered

...flash floods and wildfires.”) So it’s a bait and switch. And it matters because, as this newsletter will frequently point out, we have good historical data on storms, droughts and...

13 Mar, 2019| Science Notes

Environmental cases

...to Calm Your Climate Anxiety.’ Subheadline: ‘Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.’” As...

18 May, 2022| Uncategorized

So now can we build back better?

...wildfires, hurricanes and droughts — with global warming. Biden has made the argument that curbing carbon will produce high-paying jobs while protecting the planet.” Since it’s never happened before, why...

11 Nov, 2020| OP ED Watch

Don't just sit there, you dolts

...not an urgent crisis, now is it? And it’s just silly to object to our looking backwards to see if there were fewer wildfires in the past than there are...

09 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

We are all going to have died later

...must take action immediately. Failure to slash the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will make the extraordinary heat, storms, wildfires, and ice melt of 2020 routine and could...

12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

If only it were mere hypocrisy

...especially disadvantaged communities that are most impacted by climate change…. we committed to Canada and California co-hosting an Expert Roundtable on Wildfires and Forest Resilience at UN Climate Week. This...

15 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch

Shellenberger's Apostasies Episode 5: Brushfires

...California here and Australia here. And why utter such a heresy? Because it’s true. The warnings about Australia’s coming reckoning with brush-induced wildfires came five years before the conflagration, a...

19 Aug, 2020| Science Notes

Greta of Arc

...waves, massive floods and vast wildfires we are increasingly witnessing.” At some point rhetorical inflation reduces the value of words. For instance their claim that the new UNICEF report “finds...

25 Aug, 2021| OP ED Watch

You didn't see this coming?

...world, climate change is manifesting itself in more extreme temperatures, heavier rainfall, increased wildfires, and severe drought.” It’s even worse that when climate change policy produces a real disaster right...

29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Blackout California

...in Verkhoyansk. In mid-summer. And suddenly it was just weather again. (By the same token, Pasi Autio writes on Watts Up With That that the Siberian wildfires that got such...

26 Aug, 2020| News Roundup

And the Arctic gets it... again

...on record, drastically low sea ice, shrunken snow cover that led to severe wildfires, and more.” And it declared… wait for it… “a region that’s warming faster than any other...

16 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Hottest since the last one

...is now essentially a suburb of Vancouver, into the B.C. interior, Summerland and nearly Kelowna, the town whose mayor blamed the 2017 flooding and wildfires on climate change, also both...

29 Jul, 2020| News Roundup

When volcanoes go bad

...the coauthors that the sky is more or less literally on fire: “Due to more frequent and more intense wildfires, as well as other extreme events, the composition of the...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Ida vultures

...including, in this particular word salad, wildfires. Which surely at least the pounding rain will put out. (Still, in a fun interactive feature, you get “Has climate change altered your...

08 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Declining trends in recent Australian fire activity

From the CO2Science archive: According to model-based predictions, larger and more intense wildfires will increase as a result of CO2-induced global warming; and as a result, many scientists have begun...

09 Feb, 2022| Science Notes

Let's do it here

...with a spectacular capacity for failing upwards. And for making sonorous nonsense sound like wisdom. For instance, that story says, “With more frequent extreme weather, massive wildfires and natural disasters...

29 Sep, 2021| OP ED Watch

Back to heat deaths

...trends in wildfires as a firefighter does trends in diabetes. Or, based on this study, somewhat less. On the plus side, they seem to know a lot about kitchen sinks....

10 Nov, 2021| OP ED Watch

And a little child shall lead them

...is already increasing the number of droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters on the planet. They say humans are running out of time to make a difference.” They say....

19 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Hawaii has weather, Ohio has climate

...again predicted permanent drought in 2020, and linked it to the wildfires. Instead of which by March 2021 southeast Australia saw more flooding, which lingered. So guess what? “Catastrophic fires...

15 Dec, 2021| News Roundup

Just because they're fools?

...actual data on wildfires, floods, hurricanes and indeed temperature. Including admitting that not all the trends are hockey sticks. But even if that suggestion is too much to ask at...

28 Jul, 2021| OP ED Watch

Chilly down there?

As we emerge belatedly from winter in Ottawa and much of North America, if not from quarantine, spare a thought for Australia. Hammered by wildfires widely if improperly attributed to...

06 May, 2020| News Roundup

Finally a country that keeps its word on Paris

...their Op Ed, in addition to rehashing just about every climate cliché from rising seas to California wildfires (but not extinct polar bears) to the miracle of the “clean-energy economy”,...

06 Nov, 2019| News Roundup

Ravaged

...rising sea levels, the Thwaites glacier getting it and so forth. “Extreme heat also leads to crop failures and water shortages, and it supercharges wildfires: In California alone last year,...

09 Feb, 2022| News Roundup

The end of what?

...to warmer winter temperatures that are marked by winter mosquitoes and wildfires. While the change in seasons is confusing, to say the least, what is most concerning to me, as...

16 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

Shellenberger's Apostasies Episode 1: Wildfire Trends

...about wildfires (which you can see collected at this link). Our assessment of his statement: Likely True. A scientific paper on global wildfire measurement published in 2016 gives not only...

08 Jul, 2020| Science Notes

Then they came for the lawn

...start to the Times’ text: “This has been a year of extreme heat and extreme drought across much of the planet. We’ve all seen the pictures: cracked earth, roaring wildfires,...

07 Sep, 2022| OP ED Watch

A rising tide lowers all standards

...CCNow Climate Emergency Statement warns that “humanity must take action immediately. Failure to slash the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will make the extraordinary heat, storms, wildfires, and...

12 May, 2021| OP ED Watch

Climate Emergency Tour: Black Thursday Edition

...swept wildfires across a scorched landscape, consuming men, women, children and the farms on which they depended. If anything half as bad happened today we'd be told in no uncertain...

11 Dec, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Fact-free

...increase in wildfires or hurricanes to a non-existent temperature trend. (As an aside, when pondering data it is important to understand that an increase in named storms can be a...

21 Jul, 2021| News Roundup

It's hard to look away

...heating” and says “Water problems – drought, with its accompanying wildfires, and flooding – are likely to become much worse around the world as climate breakdown takes hold, according to...

02 Mar, 2022| OP ED Watch

And the kitchen sink too

...cubs. Finally, he says and we say told you so, extreme weather has not increased. Every politician, activist and online loudmouth hollers about hurricanes and wildfires. But not even the...

09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

Must... have... oil...

...it is becoming politically and environmentally toxic. As the world wakes up to the catastrophic impact of climate change, from rising sea levels and drought to wildfires and crop failure,...

11 Mar, 2020| News Roundup

The trees talk to him

...Gold Rush rapidly recovered. Also that wildfires happen a lot, and were common during the Little Ice Age recently wiped from the history books. And that it used to be...

28 Aug, 2019| Science Notes

We the people in charge

...task harder is worrisome. Extreme storms, heat waves, droughts and wildfires are already becoming more common. Some species are facing potential extinction. Glaciers are melting, and sea levels are rising.”...

06 Jul, 2022| News Roundup

Or Yellowstone gets it

...scenarios are suitably bleak. “In the United States Southwest, for example, research suggests that, in the event of wildfires, up to 30 percent of forestland might never grow back because...

26 May, 2021| News Roundup

Putting the Heat on Climate Dogmatism

...John Robson: Do we see runaway warming, a greenhouse effect, extreme weather, crop failure? Do we see hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and droughts causing mass extinction? Coral reefs dying along with...

04 Jul, 2022| Backgrounders

The end is nigh

...concern over the climate crisis is at record levels, with even a majority of Republican voters supporting government intervention in the wake of a year of unprecedented wildfires and hurricanes...

10 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Nothing it can't do

...as from the increased occurrence of wildfires.” Mind you it also kills crops and drives up food prices. Which might help people have better weight control. Except, and we all...

22 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Rising CO2 causes data tampering

...hurricanes and wildfires and the meaning and reliability of the evidence. But if there’s one point on which all alarmists are united it’s that “the science” or “the facts” or...

10 Feb, 2021| OP ED Watch

Or out of it

...theory that predicts everything predicts nothing. Even that sort of theory is an advance on one that predicts something, from an increase in wildfires to an acceleration in sea-level rise,...

09 Dec, 2020| OP ED Watch

The Medieval cold inferno

...and then proceed to study them. The actual article proceeds to discuss the nature and limitations of the evidence from wheat and grape crops to wildfires, and also of the...

13 Jan, 2021| News Roundup

Where are the boiling hurricanes of tomorrow?

...more intense either) while even the unusually active North Atlantic basin did not in fact see a record season in 2020. Wildfires aren’t increasing either, while the UN’s link with...

17 Feb, 2021| News Roundup

Scientists say

...in the 1930s people split the atom and built the Golden Gate Bridge. They knew how to count wildfires. They also knew that wildfire is an integral part of land...

07 Apr, 2021| Science Notes

Your rainforest is tipping

...sunlight from drying out the soil. The contours of the forest may have shifted somewhat in response to ice ages, wildfires and rising seas, but it was always able to...

23 Mar, 2022| News Roundup

The rain in America falls mainly on Democrats

Reuters reports that a poll it did with Ipsos shows “Democrats are far more likely to believe droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes and tropical storms have become more frequent or intense...

31 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

Unprecedented since last time it happened

...climate. And we will too, including the New York Times banging away, telling readers “Why does California have so many wildfires? There are four drivers; climate change figures prominently.” And...

02 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

World ends, no film at 11

...rising temperatures. Now it’s: “$ Political Instability $ Species Extinction $ Floods & Mudslides $ Melting Glaciers $ Wildfires $ Famine $ Drought $ Water Scarcity $ Storm Damage $...

13 Nov, 2019| OP ED Watch

How much wood would an alarmist chuck?

The tendency to get all cosmic about saving the entire planet and neglecting to guard against floods also applies to wildfires. As environmental ministries obsess on the climate game, they...

01 Dec, 2021| OP ED Watch

Gnomes of Zurich to the climate rescue

...Journal reports that “Central banks, the most powerful financial institutions in the world, want to become the guardians of the environment as well…. They believe rising sea levels, more wildfires...

30 Jun, 2021| OP ED Watch

Now back to our regularly scheduled crisis

...disasters – in Cohen’s case, Hurricane Sandy, and in Kammen’s, last year’s devastating wildfires.” Or that their attitude verges on glee: “It seems counterintuitive, but the timing for such a...

29 Apr, 2020| OP ED Watch

A great wind

...wildfires worldwide since 2005 (despite the global numbers actually declining). Or Elizabeth May’s pseudo-Churchillian speech to the Oct. 15, 2018 “Emergency Debate” in Parliament on climate change citing "tornadoes in...

20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

This year in climate disaster

...up. But if you ask them, now, what the crise du jour will be in July, wildfires or rainstorms, floods or droughts, heat domes or cold snaps, whether the thing...

19 Jan, 2022| OP ED Watch

An average year in Brazil's Amazon

Remember how the planet's lungs were on fire last year and the wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon were a crisis demanding immediate action and yada yada yada? We already had...

25 Mar, 2020| Science Notes

Don't tell the polar bears

...no trend here. Except toward ever-greater hysteria. A recent lurid press release from Environment and Climate Change Canada began, “Climate change is real and Canadians are feeling the impacts—from wildfires...

10 Jul, 2019| Science Notes

The end of winter 2.0

...Shore, Illinois. Wherever that is, it’s a far cry from Al Gore’s deserts, wildfires and “nature hike through the Book of Revelation”. In fact it’s part of Chicago. And while...

20 Feb, 2019| Science Notes

Climate Emergency Tour: Disaster Fatality Edition

...faded to almost nothing. Using Oxford University's Our World in Data website we plotted the total annual deaths from floods, extreme weather, heatwaves, drought and wildfires. The numbers tell the...

18 Dec, 2019| Climate Emergency Tour

Mann that was fast

...summer, you dry them out more, so you get more drought. And what we see out west, the heat, the drought combine to give us those devastating wildfires. And so,...

28 Sep, 2022| News Roundup

The climate reveal

...sexy new wildfires, but once again, [humanity] would rather look at their phones and watch Netflix,’ admitted the exasperated planetary climate system.” We disagree with everything in the piece… except...

10 Jul, 2019| OP ED Watch

There they go again

...few weeks alone, extreme weather events continue to sweep the nation from the severe wildfires of the West to the devastating Midwest derecho and damaging Gulf Coast hurricanes,’ said Rostin...

16 Sep, 2020| News Roundup

Clouds ain't so cool

...water in liquid-phase clouds compared with unpolluted clouds. Measurements of polluted clouds downwind of various anthropogenic sources—such as oil refineries, smelters, coal-fired power plants, cities, wildfires and ships—reveal that aerosol-induced...

23 Oct, 2019| Science Notes

Climate hammers

...resources and dealing with climate change-fueled wildfires and drought.” As for inflation, we hear from various publications “If you’ve experienced sticker shock at the grocery store in the last six...

27 Oct, 2021| News Roundup

It worked so well back home

...wildfires and droughts” as well as “societal problems like economic inequality and racial injustice”. (The truly affordable and reasonable answer to their list of weather extremes is simply to look...

06 Mar, 2019| News Roundup

Military intelligence

...– something already seen in worsening wildfires, storms and other disasters.” Things that haven’t yet happened are far worse than expected, as seen in other things that exist in slogans...

27 May, 2020| News Roundup

Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded

...progress in providing food and water security and increasing exposure to wildfires.” And while the piece notes that mere temperature is not the only issue, that a crucial factor is...

03 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Yes it's real

...instead. She insists that “California is a climate leader not only by inclination, but also by necessity; the state is a real-time example of the consequences of climate change. Wildfires,...

19 Jan, 2022| News Roundup

Nottest summer ever

...persistent drought, wildfires, record-breaking heat waves, hurricanes and other extreme weather exacerbated by climate change.” So there you go, kitchen sink and all. But in fact measuring even the current...

22 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

So about that ice

...more and fiercer storms, wildfires and droughts, crop failures and such. We have tackled all these claims repeatedly and apparently will have to again. Including, this week, that vexed ice...

01 Sep, 2021| News Roundup

Bottom feeders

...be Canada’s environment minister, tweeted “How much climate pain can Canadians tolerate… Just look at what BC has been through in one year. Wildfires, heat dome, extreme heat, historic rainfall...

24 Nov, 2021| News Roundup

Rats, a fanatic

...droughts, punishing floods, unrelenting wildfires and shifts in weather patterns are no longer anomalies…. Climate change is transforming our country” or that “Australia is one of the world’s favourite examples...

29 May, 2019| News Roundup

By the gardens of Bangladesh

...and snowstorms and wildfires and big scary extra-itchy poison ivy, we’ll be glad to know about it here too. Unless we clog the waterways up with planet-saving floating solar farms...

21 Apr, 2021| OP ED Watch

Warming is cooling and everything is bad

...will be good? Of course not: “More La Niña events would increase the chance of flooding in southeast Asia, boost the risk of droughts and wildfires in the southwestern United...

29 Jun, 2022| OP ED Watch
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