What’s Natural? A Look at Wildfires

Jim Steele writes: I am excited to announce my local weekly paper the Pacifica Tribune has added me as a columnist. Every 2 weeks I will post my column “What’s Natural”. The publisher has 5 other papers in the SF paper which might also carry the column. To publish a more skeptical and scientific opinion,…

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California’s Largest Utility Could Face Murder Charges For Sparking Wildfires

From The Daily Caller 3:56 PM 12/31/2018 | Energy Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter California’s largest utility could face murder charges or manslaughter charges if found responsible for sparking recent, deadly wildfires around the state, according to the state attorney general. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California’s federal…

Tree-ring analysis explains physiology behind drought intolerance

Public Release: 26-Dec-2018 Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – Tree rings tell the story of what’s happening physiologically as fire suppression makes forests more dense and less tolerant of drought, pests and wildfires, new research shows. Scientists at Oregon State University and Utah State University studied 2,800 hectares of mixed-conifer forest in central Oregon, with…

Wildfire Attribution study full of smoke

December 4, 2018 Guest post by Bob Vislocky In light of the devastating wildfires that ravished California last month, I thought it would be interesting to critically review a frequently referenced article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2016 titled “Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Wildfire Across Western US…

A Tale of Two Jerry Browns

From The Daily Wire ByEmily Zanotti @emzanotti TRUMP WAS RIGHT: Jerry Brown Eased California Logging Rules Back In August Months ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown urged state lawmakers to loosen restrictive logging regulations put in place to appease environmentalists — a move that appears to have confirmed that President Trump’s recent critiques of state logging…

Rain douses #CampFire – more rain coming

GOOD NEWS. Infrared log from the latest flyover shows only isolated heat spots in the #CampFire remaining. There are no active fire front areas. See map. 1.32″ of rain was recorded at the Jarbo Gap weather station on 11/21, and fuel moisture is over 25% now. While these few hotspots remain, and may smolder for a few…