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.

NPR Denies United Nations ‘Consensus’ While Raising Alarm on Weather Disasters

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At the top of Google News search results today for “climate change,” National Public Radio (NPR) has published an article titled, “Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters from Arizona to Mumbai.” NPR blames...

NPR Busted: The Climate Change Link to Fewer and Smaller Wildfires

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National Public Radio (NPR) published an article Tuesday claiming global warming is making wildfires more frequent and severe. The article achieved tremendous media attention, rising to the top of Google News searches for “climate...

National Fire Center Disappears ‘Inconvenient’ U.S. Wildfire Data

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The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) has been the keeper of U.S. wildfire data for decades, tracking both the number of wildfires and acreage burned all the way back to 1926. After making the...

KNOP Gets It Wrong – Climate Change Is Boosting Nebraska’s Forests

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KNOP television in North Platte, Nebraska, published an article yesterday asserting climate change is punishing Nebraska’s forests, including a one-third reduction of Nebraska’s forests in 2012 due to wildfires. In reality, objective forest data...

No, Google News, Less Severe Wildfires Cannot ‘Keep Getting Worse’

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Among its top search results today for “climate change,” Google News is highlighting an article titled, “Massive Wildfires Will Keep Getting Worse – Even in ‘Best Case’ Climate Scenarios.” For something to “keep” getting...

No, Climate Change Is Not Threatening Superfund Sites, Toxic Releases

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NBC News published an alarmingly flawed story today titled, “Wildfires fueled by climate change threaten toxic Superfund sites.” NBC claims wildfires have occurred near Superfund sites, and that the wildfires are caused by climate...

No, Weather Channel, 2020 Did Not Bring Unprecedented Climate Disasters

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An article published by the Weather Channel tries to link climate change to a variety of environmental “disasters,” that struck around the world in 2020. The article cites limited evidence for any link. In...

No, Climate Change Is Not ‘Straining Budgets’ in Colorado Towns

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The Colorado Sun published a misleading and scientifically deficient article titled, “The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns.” To reach that conclusion, the article ignored real-world climate...

Washington Post, Here Is the Truth About California Wildfires

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The Washington Post has published an article, “How Escalating Climate Change Fuels California’s Infernos,” that asserts false claims about climate change without providing any meaningful supporting evidence. Data indicate natural conditions and poor land...

UN Contradicts Its Own Data to Promote Weather Disaster Alarm

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A new report issued by the United Nations World Meteorological Agency (WMA), “titled The Human Cost of Disasters,” says climate change is causing more frequent and severe weather disasters each year. PBS and other...

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