Articles tagged with: US West
Article by The Daily Caller oversimplifies drivers of wildfires and downplays role of climate change
in The Daily Caller, by Chris White
— 28 Sep 2020
"The causes of the increase in burned area in the western US in recent decades – and the record-setting fires of 2020 – are complex, driven by a mix of a changing climate, a 10..
New York Times story accurately describes Rio Grande’s climate context
in The New York Times, by Henry Fountain
— 31 May 2018
"The issue of water resource management in the western US and how it fits within a changing climate is extremely complex and spans many disciplines from climatology to hydrology to..
Global Warming and fire suppression practices boost wildfires in the US West, as correctly reported in The Atlantic
in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer
— 11 Sep 2017
"The article provides an excellent summary of how rising air temperatures are leading to drier conditions and more fire activity among forests in parts of the western United States..
In Paris Agreement op-ed, US Senator Ted Cruz misrepresents the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
in CNN, by Senator Ted Cruz
— 31 May 2017
Sen. Cruz’s article cites a single report that assessed only the costs of climate actions, relying on a series of assumptions that maximized those estimated costs, and that exclu...
Analysis of “From extreme drought to record rain: Why California’s drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse”
in Los Angeles Times, by Paige St. John and Rong-Gong Lin II
— 14 Apr 2017
"The article is accurate and highlights the challenges that California’s water resource managers are facing due to climate change. There are some issues with differentiating natu..
Analysis of “What California’s Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate”
in The New York Times, by Noah Diffenbaugh
— 16 Feb 2017
Warm dry years followed by extremely wet years have always been part of the climate of California, but warming can worsen both extremes by increasing evaporation, which makes droug...
Analysis of “Hillary Clinton Boards The Climate Crisis Train To Nowhere”
in Forbes, by Roy Spencer
— 29 Oct 2016
"The article is inaccurate in several places and conveys that one must choose between solving immediate problems, such as poverty, and long-term risks such as climate change. We ca..
Climate change, forest management and several other causes contribute to wildfire severity and total area burned in the western United States
“Forest fires are caused by poor management. Not by climate change.”
SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook
Published: 16 Sep 2020