Where There’s No Smoke, There Is No Fire

One big global warming lie this week is that the “west is burning up.” In fact, quite the opposite is true. There have been very few fires this year, because most of the west (outside of Arizona) has been extremely wet.



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4 Responses to Where There’s No Smoke, There Is No Fire

  1. Jimbo says:

    It’s funny how boreal forest fire frequency has been going down in a warming world.

    We believe that global warming since 1850 may have triggered decreases in fire frequency in some regions and future warming may even lead to further decreases in fire frequency. Simulations of present and future fire regimes, using daily outputs from the General Circulation Model (GCM), were in good agreement with recent trends observed in fire history studies.

    • Jimbo says:

      Here is another:

      “…….a number of studies indicated a decrease in boreal fire activity in the last 150 years or so.”
      Source: Girardin, M.P., A.A. Ali et. al. 2009. Global Change Biology, 15, 2751–2769 [pdf]

      • Jimbo says:

        Here’s another:

        Natural fire frequency for the eastern Canadian boreal forest: consequences for sustainable forestry
        “Results showed a dramatic decrease in fire frequency that began in the mid-19th century and has been accentuated during the 20th century. Although all areas showed a similar temporal decrease in area burned, we observed a gradual increase in fire frequency from the west to Abitibi east, followed by a slight decrease in central Quebec. The global warming that has been occurring since the end of the Little Ice Age (~1850) may have created a climate less prone to large forest fires in the eastern boreal forest of North America. ”

        Yet they keep the scare stories coming.

  2. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Still lotsa snow in the mountains of California. Lotsa more run off to go.

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