Prof Stefan Doerr of Swansea University with controlled fire, as part of his research into wildfires
CREDIT Dr Cristina Santin, Swansea University

New study shows no wildfire increases due to global warming, slight decline in recent decades noted

From SWANSEA UNIVERSITY:  Wildfire — it’s not spreading like wildfire Global wildfire: Misconceptions about trends and impacts revealed in new research A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea…

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…