Image from  The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions B  (A) shows a burned area (B) shows same area before the fire

Breaking news! Fire melts permafrost.

From the department of Obvious Science, the “Surface Albedo Collective” and the University of Alaska comes this stunner of a press release. Research links tundra fires, thawing permafrost UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS Wildfires on Arctic tundra can contribute to widespread permafrost thaw much like blazes in forested areas, according to a study published in the…

U.S. forest fires versus climate model predictions

While we have one of the lowest US fire seasons to date on record so far… (Data at right from National Interagency Fire Center plotted by Tony Heller) …we have this special report based on “…numerous predictions that wildfires—especially in the West—will get larger, more intense, and increasingly hard to contain with climate change,”. The…

‘Years of Living Dangerously’ shouts climate fire! But, data says their shouting is simply noise

Taking liberty or artistic license? Debunking the claims made in the film that almost nobody watches, and now shouldn’t even take seriously Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of “Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism.” Yelling “fire” in a crowded room…