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…

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California Democrats waste billions on useless climate alarmist schemes while the state burns uncontrollably

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The Wall Street Journal published a superb article that exposes the government lunacy in California where its climate alarmist propaganda driven Democratic politicians have wasted tens of billions of dollars on energy schemes that are totally useless in having any meaningful impacts on global emissions levels while ignoring the statewide…

Very Serious Wind Situation in Northern California This Weekend

From The Cliff Mass Weather Blog Friday, October 25, 2019 Looking at the latest forecast model output reveals a scary situation developing over northern California for late Saturday and Sunday, where strong, dry offshore winds will provide a major wildfire hazard. PG&E will have little choice but to de-energize a large portion of its system,…

L A Times conceals colossal irrelevance of state’s “cut climate emissions” schemes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The L. A. Times published an article hyping the fact that California wildfire emissions are jeopardizing the state’s bureaucratically obtrusive and hugely expensive greenhouse gas emissions reduction campaign shenanigans. The Times article addressed the fact that California wildfire emissions are much larger than expected versus the state’s original assumption that…

Listen to the Trees!

Guest post by Jim Steele What’s Natural? Published in Pacifica. Tribune August 20,2019 This summer I taught a class on the Natural History of the Sierra Nevada for San Francisco State University’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus. The first day we taught students how to identify the trees. Once students know their trees, they can easily…

Persistent plume

Analysis of massive 2017 cloud of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models, including modeling of nuclear winter, geoengineering University of Colorado at Boulder Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano’s worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. CIRES…

Unusual Cool Temperatures over the Pacific Northwest Leads to Strong Winds and Power Outages in California

Reposted from the Cliff Mass Weather Blog Saturday brought record or near-record cold temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, and strangely enough, that led to unusual Diablo winds over northern California, with the regional utility PG&E cutting power to thousands to reduce the chance of another major wildfire. Cold temperatures potentially producing wildfires?   Ironic, perhaps, but…