The ‘New Normal’ for Western Forest Fires – Not Necessarily

Dealing with Forest Fire Risk Guest essay by Don Healy Looking out on smoke and ash filled vistas while reading about the Carr, Mendocino and numerous other forest fires raging through the Western U.S. and British Columbia creates a great deal of concern and some physical discomfort. Fire is a natural component of our wild…

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NASA alarmism headline: ‘A World On Fire’

From NASA Goddard. The world is on fire. Or so it appears in this image from NASA’s Worldview. The red points overlaid on the image designate those areas that by using thermal bands detect actively burning fires. Africa seems to have the most concentrated fires. This could be due to the fact that these are…

A Geological Perspective of Wildfires

Guest essay by David Middleton Warning: This is a long post, >5,200 words. Introduction This post was inspired by Anthony Watts’ recent post about wildfires and their unwillingness to cooperate with the Gorebal Warming narrative. If the “climate” was warming faster or sea level was rising faster “than at any time in the past 2000…

#CarrFire – Satellite Shows California Shrouded in Smoke

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural color image of the fires in California and the resultant smoke that has shrouded the state and swept eastward as far as Salt Lake City and still moving. Dangerous and deadly fires have broken out across the state including the Carr fire inferno and the long-standing Ferguson fire near…

#CarrFire doubles overnight, from 48,312 to 80,906 acres

The news is not good. Video and satellite imagery follow. From Action News Now, interviewing a CalFire official: The “Carr Fire” burning in Shasta County has grown to 80,906 acres with 5 percent containment as of Saturday morning, according to our reporter Elizabeth Zelidon who spoke to a Cal Fire official. Source: http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Carr-Fire-Grows-Near-Whiskeytown-Lake–488935601.html   Satellite image…