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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:28 PM

 

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

Source: Climate Central

By John Upton
Published: June 16th, 2017

A satellite analysis published by scientists this week showed the number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years, while the total area burned each year increased four-fold.

“There haven’t really been very many large wildfires in the Great Plains — until recently,” said Victoria Donovan, a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska who led the analysis, published Friday in Geophysical Research Letters.

A variety of factors are thought to be behind the wildfires, including warming caused by fossil fuel pollution, growing populations and the expansions of cities and towns, invasions by fire-prone weeds, and the after-effects of a century of firefighting, which allowed flammable trees and dry grass to build up in wilderness and rural areas.

“Obviously it’s being driven by some sort of change,” Donovan said. “It’s largely been seen as a low risk area for wildfire. We’ve had highly successful suppression efforts over the past century.”

Read more: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/pulse-of-wildfires-strains-plains-firefighters-21545



Golly gosh darn it to heck, can you IMAGINE how bad things would be if global warming wasn't a hoax???

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Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:31 PM

1. Let it burn.

Part of the natural lifecycle of the area.

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Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:36 PM

2. Imagine that.

The world is burning and they will claim it's God's Will. I wonder if it's God's Will that there are so many sex slaves. Yeah, kidnapped girls sold into sex slavery. Not gonna cry over Nebraska.

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Response to Doug the Dem (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 06:41 PM

3. Huh. I wonder why?

If only there were some sort of over-arching theory that could explain all these unusual weather events we've been seeing for lo these many years . . . .

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