Just what is a ‘resilient’ forest, anyway?

 A shift away from managing for competitive forests and toward eliminating competition could allow the few to thrive and be more resilient.

The Colorado Wildfire and Global Warming: Is there a Connection?

There is no reason to expect this downslope windstorm was the result of global warming, enhanced by global warming, or made more frequent by global warming.  In fact, the opposite…

Colorado’s Marshall Fire: Has Funding Needs Corrupted Climate Science?

But the science does not show a connection between the Marshall Fire and Climate Change. And due to the greed of the media, politicians, and selfish scientists, only scientific integrity…

Media Promotes Badly Flawed Science Spreading It Like Wildfire

Despite the bad science a multitude of media outlets like NY Times and CNN falsely promoted the paper as evidence that climate change cause more wildfires

Justin Rowlatt’s Fake Californian Wildfires Report

All in all, this is an extremely shoddy piece of reporting by Justin Rowlatt, who evidently is the BBC’s go to guy for climate disinformation.

No, CNN, Wildfires Will Not Be Destroying Times Square, New York City

Newsflash – wildfires have not engulfed New York City any time since SUVs were invented, nor will wildfires ever engulf New York City. Even if wildfires ever do engulf some area within…

The Malden Wildfire and Climate Change: Why Are Major Media and Politicians Distorting the Truth?

Unfortunately, a number of media outlets (e.g., the Seattle Times and NPR), politicians, and activist groups are consistently distorting the truth.   There are few better examples of this problematic behavior than…

Understanding Wildfires and Climate and How we Must Adapt

Video explaining the ecology of wildfires and why California is more prone to fires than the rest of the USA

National Public Radio’s Misinformation on Wildfires and Climate: Part 2

. All the climate models could do is project imagined disasters in the future. Rarely does the media mention the grass/fire cycle, or the dryness of ENSO cycles. Instead NPR…

National Public Radio’s Misinformation on Wildfires and Climate: Part 1

With every wildfire report, NPR now adds climate crisis comment but ignores wildfire science. I learned more about heat transfer and wildfires as a boy scout. I also expanded my…

ECOSTRESS Data Incorporated Into New Wildfire Response Tool

ECOSTRESS measures surface temperature from the vantage point of the International Space Station, and its ability to observe fires of the Northwest US often twice per day at a high…

Friday Funny: California Feelings

This sums up the feeling of Northern Californians today.

Over 150 fire scientists urge the US West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

With this combination of extreme drought, heat and dry vegetation, all it takes is a spark to ignite a wildfire.

Fact Checking the Wildfire-Climate Link

Wildfire physics simply does not support any such fear mongering narratives. Every politician, every environmental group and every scientist trying to scare up more funding by uncritically blaming wildfires on…

CAUGHT: ‘Inconvenient’ U.S. Wildfire Data Has Been ‘Disappeared’ by National Interagency Fire Center @NIFC_Fire

It’s been an open secret, ever since Dr. Michael Mann used “Mike’s Nature Trick” to “hide the decline” by covering up some inconvenient tree ring data in the hockey stick…

UW Researchers Find Wildfire Smoke is More Cooling on Climate Than Computer Models Assume

A study of biomass burning aerosols led by University of Wyoming researchers revealed that smoke from wildfires has more of a cooling effect on the atmosphere than computer models assume.

An Important Finding about the September Labor Day Wildfires

Just extraordinary. The winds at that time were THE STRONGEST EVER OBSERVED at the site during those months for any wind direction from the north, east, southeast, or northwest.

Preventing future forest infernos

The 2020 fire season is nearing its end. But monstrous wildfires continue to rage across America’s western states, devastating towns and habitats, and killing hundreds of people and millions of…

Climate change and ‘atmospheric thirst’ to increase fire danger and drought in NV and CA

New study shows impacts of increased levels of evaporative demand as climate grows warmer and drier DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE Research News Reno, Nev. (Nov. 19, 2020) – Climate change and…

The Real Toll of Oregon Forest Losses.

There are other losses to our forests, however, that may not have been fully reported so far. Nearly one million acres burned in Oregon’s west-side Cascade forests. These were some…

Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment

As California contends with its worst wildfire season in history, it’s more evident than ever that land management practices in the state’s forested mountains need major changes.

Bushfires, Concepts of Wilderness, and a New Book

Journalist Clarissa Bye from the Daily Telegraph has done a really good job of summarizing my concerns and recommendations for better bushfire management across Australia.

Virtue, Wherefore Art Thou Signal?

Harnessing the innovative spirit of California, Governor Gavin Newsom today advanced an executive order enlisting California’s vast network of natural and working lands – forests, rangelands, farms, wetlands, coast, deserts…

Grass Fires, Not Forest Fires Dominated Washington State in 2020: What Does That Imply Regarding Global Warming?

But this year, something did happen that made the grass/sageland burn. Something unusual. Extraordinary, record-breaking winds (for the season) hit eastern Washington, with gusts reaching 50-70 mph on September 7th.