Appeasement: The Root Cause of the Australian Mega-Fires

Reposted from The Savvy Street By Vinay Kolhatkar I still remember 1994. My wife and I drove through the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south, several weeks after bushfires (or wildfires as they are known in the U.S.) had ravaged its heritage-listed insides. The 16,000 hectare park, the second oldest in the world, boasts of…

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Bush bull

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley This will be a long posting, because it is necessary to nail the childish myth that global warming caused the bushfires in Australia. The long, severe drought in Australia, culminating in the most extensive bushfires in recent history, ought to have aroused sympathy for the cattle-ranchers who have lost their…

It has been hotter, fires have burnt larger areas

reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s blog January 4, 2020 By jennifer The word unprecedented is applied to almost every bad thing that happens at the moment, as though particular events could not have been predicted, and have never happened before at such a scale or intensity. This is creating so much anxiety, because it follows logically…

Hijacking Australian 2019 Bushfire Tragedies to Fearmonger Climate Change

Guest post by Jim Steele, director emeritus of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus, SFSU and author of Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism. As is customary now, whenever tragedy strikes, the internet buzzes with articles blaming climate change. Hijacking the tragic Australia’s bushfires was to be expected. For instance, Microsoft’s MSN website…

PG&E $25 Billion Settlement Calpocalypse 2019

This video from Juan Brown reports on an unsettling letter from California Governor Newsome regarding a PG&E bancruptcy case. LINKS: UPDATE 13 Dec Newsom Rejects Bankruptcy Plan-https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.c… Camp Fire Report: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/wildfiresinfo/ “Appendix A: SED Camp Fire Investigation Report” California Assembly Bill 1054 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa… California Senate Bill 901 https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/SB901/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5295000 PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/juanbrowne HT/Dan H

Why Worse Wildfires? Part 2

Guest post by Jim Steele, from What’s Natural? column published in Pacifica Tribune, December 4, 2019 Why Worse Wildfires? Part 2 Figure 1 Managing forest ground fuels Why worse wildfires? The short answer is more humans cause more wildfire ignitions in altered landscapes. Since 1970, California’s population doubled, adding 20 million people. As more human…

Why Worse Wildfires? Part 1

What’s Natural? Guest post by Jim Steele There are several theories trying to explain the recent uptick in wildfires throughout the western USA. Some scientists blame increased human ignitions. Others suggest accumulating surface fuels due to a century of fire suppression. Others argue landscape changes and invasive grasses have amplified the amount of easily ignited…