Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Graphic of the Day - California Wildfire Changes

The sheer volume of evidence for climate change is so overwhelming and can be seen in so many different subject areas that it boggles the mind that there remain deniers. I would imagine that in most cases they are ignorant of facts such as those reflected in the graphic above. Some deniers will try to attribute the larger fires to poor forest management but half these fires burned in primarily brush or in one case, rangeland. We have the best understanding of fire ever, the best equipment, the best-trained firefighters, the best emergency management and yet our civilization is getting its ass kicked every year by wildfire and it is getting worse as we fall further behind the curve due to the changes taking place in the natural environment year in and year out in recent decades.