Tag: Wildfires

Breitbart article on California fires misleads by omitting explanation of climate’s influence

2017-12-19

“The Breitbart article provides a poorly reasoned and misleading view of how climate change has contributed to recent fires in California and the rest of the western USA. The most informative part of the article is the link that it provides to a piece by Southern California Public Radio, which, unlike the Breitbart article, provides an informative and unbiased look at factors contributing to these recent fires.”


Global Warming and fire suppression practices boost wildfires in the US West, as correctly reported in The Atlantic

2017-09-11

“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. The article is strengthened by including multiple interviews with scientists who have produced seminal studies of fire-climate interactions in this region.”