Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

I notice they avoided calling it a *** dream From The Watchers Posted by TW on April 3, 2019 at 19:46 UTC (1 day ago) Categories: Featured articles, Ice & snow, Water crisis They note: Snowpack at the station was at 200% of average while statewide snowpack is 162% of average. “This is great news…

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Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

Guest essay by Chuck DeVore In the past two years, wildfires scorched 2.9 million acres in California, including five of the state’s 20 deadliest fires killing 131 people. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown grimly warned that because of man-made climate change, these destructive wildfires are the “new abnormal” that threaten “our whole way of life.” Newly elected…

Shocker: study shows past forest fires occurred mainly in humid, warm periods

Researchers at the University of Bonn used drill cores to trace back the fires of the past 600,000 years – favorable climate induced growth promoting larger fuel loads was the biggest factor. Highlights: Fire intensity and temperature were largest during warmer periods of earth history. The fires did not mainly occur during particularly dry periods as assumed, but in comparatively humid and…

The Voice of America Babbles Nonsense About Climate Change and California’s Wildfires…

Guest ridicule by David Middleton I miss the good old days when it was Radio Free Europe. From today’s Real Clear Energy headlines, totally unrelated to energy… Climate Change Fuels California Fires September 12, 2018 Mike O’Sullivan LOS ANGELES —  California has experienced record heat waves and catastrophic fires in recent years, and climate experts…

Australia’s Alien Environment Fuels Firestorms

A recent report from friends who suffered terrible losses of buildings, fences, pasture and cattle in the Coonabarabran fire commenced with the ominous and oft-repeated message: “a raging fire came out of the National Park straight for us”. There is only one way to limit fire damage – reduce the fuel available. Fuel load can…