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Substantial CA Forest Management Changes Needed ESPECIALLY If You Think The Fires Are Caused by Climate Change

There is a debate raging between the usual suspects as to whether the larger fires in California are the inevitable result of manmade climate change or whether they are the result of poor forest management practices.  For this post I…

Forest margins may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought

A warming climate and more frequent wildfires do not necessarily mean the western United States will see the forest loss that many scientists expect. Dry forest margins may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought if managed appropriately, according to researchers.

Reagan: Don’t blame global warming for killer wildfires – Casper Star-Tribune Online

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U.S. Forest Fires Aren’t At Historic Highs—Not Even Close

California’s wildfires are a serious matter, but the official record of the United States shows forest fires in the US today are far below the annual average in the 1930s and 1940s. California wildfires have been in the news in…

Ways to improve petroleum coke combustibility studied with presence of metal catalysts

(Kazan Federal University) The fixed fluidized bed technology is already widely used overseas, but is relatively new for the Russian oil industry. To improve it, the KFU scientists mixed coke particles with quartz sand. This created a sort of a “freeze” in the porous layer and simplified the study of the kinetics of petroleum coke combustion in the presence of catalysts.

Southern hemisphere could see up to 30% less rain at end of the century

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Analysis published in Scientific Reports is based on climate models for the mid-Pliocene period, which occurred 3 million years ago and shared characteristics with present-day warming.

MICHAEL REAGAN: Don’t blame wildfires on global warming – The Albany Herald

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed thousands of homes. But let’s…

Don’t blame latest fires on global warming – The Troy Messenger – Troy Messenger

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed thousands of homes. But let’s…

Hanoi Jane’s Logic For Green New Deal: Birds Are ‘Dive-Bombing Dead’

For someone as infamous as Hanoi Jane Fonda to exploit the devastating West Coast wildfires to sell the Green New Deal (GND) is just par for the course. She’s used to pushing propaganda. Fonda joined MSNBC blowhard Joy Reid on…

The Climate Apocalypse: ‘Permanently Immunized From Falsification’

In last Saturday’s post, I provided a quote from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy that encapsulated the gist of the scientific method: “[T]heories that are permanently immunized from falsification . . . can no longer be classified as scientific.” That…