Climate Central Scaremongering To Increase As Research Budgets Get Cut

Wildfires in Western U.S. to Increase with Climate Change

Large fires in the western U.S. — such as those currently raging in Colorado and New Mexico – may be part of a shifting pattern of wildfire risk brought on by climate change, according to a study led by researchers at UC Berkeley.

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Ecosphere, analyzed the results of 16 different global climate change models. The models included variables such as annual precipitation and mean temperature of the warmest month and projected an increasein the frequency of fires across the majority of North America and much of Europe within the next 30 years.

“In the long run, we found what most fear — increasing fire activity across large parts of the planet,” said study lead author Max Moritz, a fire specialist with UC Berkeley, in a press release. “But the speed and extent to which some of these changes may happen is surprising.”

Wildfires in Western U.S. to Increase with Climate Change | Climate Central

Complete  BS. The fires this year have not been large compared to those from a century ago.  The 1910 Montana/Idaho fire was almost 100 times larger than the big fire currently burning in Colorado.

As far as frequency goes, the National Interagency Fire Center reports that fire frequency is down 70% since the 1970s.

National Interagency Fire Center

 

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8 Responses to Climate Central Scaremongering To Increase As Research Budgets Get Cut

  1. suyts says:

    Lol, Steve, The Guardian Provides Validation Of Heartland! http://suyts.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/validation-of-heartland/

    It’s delicious, the Guardian celebrates former domestic terrorist who helped kidnap foreign ambassadors to Brazil, robbed banks, etc. there’s at least one death which occurred in one of the kidnappings he participated in.

  2. tckev says:

    “…analyzed the results of 16 different global climate change models. The models included variables such as annual precipitation and mean temperature of the warmest month and projected an increase in the frequency of fires”

    They’re just Hansenizing.

    Hansenize = scare tactic, using imaginative but incomprehensible methods, mathematics, and statistics, to gain research/appearance funding.
    e.g. “The Department Head will Hansenize all research papers until the budget improves.”

  3. Andy DC says:

    The models will say anything you program them to say.

  4. John B., M.D. says:

    Steve –
    Could you please plot the acres data too?

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