Note: This editorial was originally in the queue to be published in a prominent newspaper, but the editor somehow forgot about it after I submitted it...
The best explanations then for regional upticks in fires are differences in forest management practices, arson, as well as improper maintenance of power lines in the case of California, or combinations of factors that...
This is a classic example of the overreliance on models (and now AI) in climate research, instead of actual data.
Republican Rep. Byron Donalds blamed “green new deal stuff” for the devastating wildfire in Maui, saying an electric company ignored “the basic things.”
But the country’s official wildfire statistics do not show this suspected trend.
Climate change has little to do with such grass/range fires. Many steps can be taken to reduce the grass/range wildfire risk.
Peer-Reviewed Publication AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions from Southern California were driven by large-scale fires in an ecosystem made increasingly vulnerable...
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This event was not the result of climate change, Hurricane Dora, or an extended drought. It resulted from an unusually intense mountain wave/downslope windstorm produced by a fairly rare convergence of conditions.
We can take steps to prevent this from happening again, including understanding why this event occurred and building the observation, warning, and action infrastructure as California.
Hawaii is one of the most fire-prone states in the U.S.
Very strong trade winds developed yesterday, as a large pressure difference (gradient) formed between a strong subtropical high and hurricane Dora to the south.
it's become clear that human agency that's the root cause of most of these fires.
Extreme weather, fueled by global heating, is affecting energy, water, insurance premiums and food and housing costs
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