Skip to comments.Scientists see fingerprints of climate change all over California’s wildfires
Posted on 08/03/2018 7:41:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Much of the heat thats gripped California and hastened the spread of deadly wildfires recently is due to a strange but familiar shift in the jet stream one thats haunted the West with threatening fire conditions in the past and could cause more hot, dry spells in the future, especially with a changing climate.
The jet stream, the river of wind high above the Northern Hemisphere, has been weaker and wavier in the past few weeks, scientists say. Instead of pushing weather systems along as it usually does, its allowing the patterns to stagnate.
Were seeing this mix of conditions across North America and Europe, but theyre all connected, said Jennifer Francis, a professor at Rutgers University who studies atmospheric circulation. The weather patterns are just stuck. Theyre trapped.
The shift in the jet stream thats driving the stagnation, say Francis and other climate scientists, is almost certainly tied to global warming.
Its just one of the ways that climate change is probably contributing to the spree of fires in California that has killed eight people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
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I see Mother Nature and possible arson in some cases.
Science does not deal with "fingerprints." There is either a straight-line causal relation that is scientifically traceable and whose methodology is reproducible or there is not.
These advocatescientists see climate change’s “fingerprints” on everything their agenda science examines.
Wild fires are Mother nature in action. If Man will not clear up the dead brush with control burns, she will.
This article provides some historical perspective and pretty much debunks any sort of Climate Change hysteria.
I can’t remember a summer where I didn’t read about wildfires in California.
Wait, I thought the big California Carr fire was set by an arson. So is this “scientist” claiming that globull warming caused this guy to go arsonist?
It's the Cali cycle. Fires in the summer/fall, rains in the winter, mudslides in the spring.
I see stupid people. I see them everywhere. Lots of them are calling themselves “Scientists”.
I wont address weather in any other area, but as to here in California, this is a flat out lie. Persistent high pressure, known as the California high is the weather pattern here. Here in Northern California, when the high is a alittle less, we get cooling via the delta breeze coming from the Pacific. Fairly frequently in the high country, rarely in the lowlands, monsoonal moisture streaming from the south will bring thunderstorms. Our winter pattern, storms coming in off the Pacific, is rare enough in the summer to say that it essentially doesnt happen from about June 15 to September 15. Weather this summer here in no California has been absolutely typical, indeed less hot than last summer. PS spree used in the context of this article is a pretty awkward usage. I guess this joker doesnt have an editor
There's fingerprints all over it.
That’s for certain. And the indoctrinated fools fall for it.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. - George Carlin
Yes it is all about the fuel. 6 plus of pine needle duff in the Sierras around Lake Tahoe.
Can you say matchbox?
Yep. I guess California never had wild fires before Trump
I guess when I lived there 30 years ago, that was not climate change when we had excessive dryness and wildfires. I think back then, they called that weather. A desert environment is determined by average rainfall a year. A lot of Southern California is and has always been classified a desert environment or right on the cusp of being a desert environment.
You can blame the Bark Beetle..and the USFS...they never sprayed for it..now millions of acres of trees are dead..
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