Wildfires

Drought, which is the primary climate component regarding wildfires, is becoming less frequent and severe in the United States. Globally, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports increasing precipitation in mid-latitude locations, and no detectable decrease regarding the rest of the globe. Wildfires have always occurred and likely always will, but the Earth’s ongoing modest warming appears to be making wildfires less frequent and severe if the warming is having any impact at all.

Wrong, Mainstream Media, Climate Change is Not Causing PTSD

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A Google search for ‘climate change’ brought up a variety of articles from mainstream news sources, including The Hill and The Conversation, reporting on research that claims climate change has caused an increase in...

No, Associated Press, Recent Migratory Bird Deaths Are NOT Due to Climate Change

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A recent article from The Associated Press (AP) claims that, in New Mexico in 2020, climate change caused rapid switches from heat to cold over just a few days, which when combined with wildfires,...

Sorry, Mainstream Media, 2022 Set Zero Records for Extreme Weather

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As documented at Climate Realism, throughout 2022 mainstream media outlets claimed climate change was the cause of myriad, disparate extreme weather events that occurred throughout the year. From extreme winter weather, to hurricanes, to...

Thanks, Wall Street Journal, for Reporting on the Quiet Western Wildfire Season

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) describes 2022’s wildfire season as relatively quiet, attributing a decrease in fires to an increase in rainfall, cooler temperatures, and the efforts of firefighting organizations. The...

Sacramento Bee, Your Wildfire Emissions Story Misses Large Decline in Wildfires, Amid Modest Warming

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A recent article in The Sacramento Bee (The Bee) describes a study claiming the carbon dioxide emitted by California’s busy 2020 wildfire season dwarfed the 71 million ton emission reduction the state has achieved annually through...
Biden's denial of science

President Biden’s False Claims About Extreme Weather Get Ignored by the Corporate Media

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Large corporate and local media outlets alike, CNN, The Weather Channel, CBS News, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press, to name just a few, covered President Joe Biden’s “Climate Emergency” speech delivered in...

Thanks, Fox News, For Telling the Truth About Forest (Mis)Management

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Fox News recently published an article discussing how forest management in California has contributed to the severity of wildfires there. Fox accurately presented the facts about the need to reduce fuel loads as an...

The Columbia Missourian Makes a Major Blunder on Climate Change and Yosemite Fire

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Newspapers are supposed to factually report on events. Apparently, the Columbia Missourian newspaper didn’t get the memo. On Wednesday July 13, the newspaper ran this editorial cartoon by John Darkow in its opinion section: The cartoon,...

NPR Spreads Misinformation About Climate Change and Models (Again!)

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National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story claiming that scientists using computer models can now determine how much more severe a weather event was, or whether a particular event was likely caused by, climate...

No, NPR, Public Opinion Polls Aren’t Proof of Climate Change

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National Public Radio (NPR) recently ran an article discussing the results of a poll it conducted claiming that Americans are suffering from extreme weather events due to climate change. Although because of the mainstream...