How Climate Change Affects Wildfires | NBC News Now

How Climate Change Affects Wildfires | NBC News Now


NORMAL. [AUDIO DIFFICULTIES] [NO AUDIO] [NO AUDIO] [NO AUDIO]>>>IT’S THE SAME THING WITH>>>IT’S THE SAME THING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. CLIMATE CHANGE. WHILE YOU CAN’T POINT TO ANY WHILE YOU CAN’T POINT TO ANY PARTICULAR FIRE YOU CAN SAY IT’S PARTICULAR FIRE YOU CAN SAY IT’S MUCH MORE LIKELY BECAUSE OF MUCH MORE LIKELY BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. CLIMATE CHANGE. IT WAS LIKELY FALLEN FROM IT WAS LIKELY FALLEN FROM SOMETHING THAT FELL ON IT AND SOMETHING THAT FELL ON IT AND STARTED THE FIRE. STARTED THE FIRE. IT MEANS A FREAK ACCIDENT LIKE IT MEANS A FREAK ACCIDENT LIKE THAT CAN STILL LEAD TO THESE THAT CAN STILL LEAD TO THESE MASSIVE TYPES OF WILDFIRES. MASSIVE TYPES OF WILDFIRES. IT’S SOMETIMES EASY TO FORGET IN IT’S SOMETIMES EASY TO FORGET IN THIS DISCUSSION OF CLIMATE THIS DISCUSSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IT HAS REAL IMPACTS ON CHANGE IT HAS REAL IMPACTS ON THE GROUND, NOT JUST IN TERMS OF THE GROUND, NOT JUST IN TERMS OF PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES BUT IN PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES BUT IN TERMS OF THE RISKS TO TERMS OF THE RISKS TO ECOSYSTEMS. ECOSYSTEMS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS INTENSE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HAS INTENSE ECOSYSTEMS DIRECTLY AT RISK FROM ECOSYSTEMS DIRECTLY AT RISK FROM THESE WILDFIRES. THESE WILDFIRES. AS MORE AND MORE ACREAGE BURNS AS MORE AND MORE ACREAGE BURNS YOU WILL HAVE MORE SMOKE THAT YOU WILL HAVE MORE SMOKE THAT PUTS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AT PUTS VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AT RISK ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT RISK ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT SUFFER FROM ASTHMA. SUFFER FROM ASTHMA.>>THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS IS>>THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS IS THESE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS THESE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS WILL ONLY INCREASE IN INTENSITY, WILL ONLY INCREASE IN INTENSITY, NOT JUST WILDFIRES, LOOKING AT NOT JUST WILDFIRES, LOOKING AT HURRICANES, DROUGHT, FLOODING, HURRICANES, DROUGHT, FLOODING, WE’VE ALREADY SEEN ACROSS THE WE’VE ALREADY SEEN ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. THESE ARE THE CUSP OF CLIMATE

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13 thoughts on “How Climate Change Affects Wildfires | NBC News Now”

  • This lie brought to you by some British guy… Not sure he is qualified to talk about this. DEW evidence everywhere. #wedonotconsent

  • I wish conservatives would read a few pages of science. Would be far more enlightening to have a conversation with someone who knew at least the basics.

    https://climate.nasa.gov

  • Free Guitar Lessons Channel By Mike says:

    Tombura volcano cause what we have now 200 yr ago. in last 5 yrs we have had enough volcanoes to add to same

  • Is everyone consciously aware and conscience of the fact that 99.96% of our atmosphere is NOT carbon dioxide? How do we know this? Al Gore told us in his award winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" (400 PPM). 400 PPM =.04% 100% – .04% = 99.96% —- surprised?

  • VERY BIG PROBLEM METHANE IS A BIG BOMB (PERMAFROST) , every day coming 200.000 new polluters to this planet. Nobody will stop this and oil is used more and more. So take your health insurance cards, possessions, money, credit cards, language skills, diplomas and fancy titles. In 10 till 12 years you can burn it with the rest of this planet

    Further to mention: rising water levels, more CO2 makes quality of food production less, climate refugees, war, extreme weather events, extinction of plants and animals (humans), oceans will change in chemical way, burning of our woods, drought, diseases, plagues, earth quakes, pressure in Earth's crust, maybe rotation of planet, human conflicts about food and water and so on ………….

  • Hmmm…over the last 20 years? How about looking at the most deadliest wildfires over a much longer period with a much less population of people as you go further back in time?

    1200-2500 deaths, 1871 (Peshtigo Fire, Wisconsin)
    453 deaths, 1918 (Cloquet Fire, Minnesota)
    418+ deaths, 1894 (Hinkley Fire, Minnesota)
    282 deaths, 1882 (Thumb Fire, Michigan)
    88 deaths, 2018 (Camp Fire, Paradise, California)
    87 deaths, 1910 (Great Fire of 1910, Idaho and Montana)
    65 deaths, 1902 (Yacolt Burn, Oregon and Washington)
    29 deaths, 1933 (Griffith Park Fire, Los Angeles, California)
    25 deaths, 1991 (Tunnel Fire, Oakland Hills, California)
    22 deaths, 2017 (Tubbs Fire, California)
    19 deaths, 2013 (Yarnell Fire, Arizona)
    16 deaths, 1947 (The Great Fires of 1947, Maine)
    15 deaths, 2003 (Cedar Fire, Sand Diego County, California)
    15 deaths, 1953 (Rattlesnake Fire, California)
    15 deaths, 1937 (Blackwater Creek Fire, Wyoming)
    14 deaths, 2017 (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
    13 deaths, 1994 (South Canyon Fire, Colorado)

    Deadliest wildfires worldwide….

    1200-2500 deaths, 1871 (Peshtigo Fire, Wisconsin)
    1200 deaths, 1936 (Kursha-2 Fire, Soveiet Union)
    453 deaths, 1918 (Cloquet Fire, Minnesota)
    418+ deaths, 1894 (Hinkley Fire, Minnesota)
    282 deaths, 1882 (Thumb Fire, Michigan)
    240 deaths, 1997 (Indonesia forest fires)
    223 deaths, 1916 (Great Matheson Fire, Ontario, Canada)
    191 deaths, 1987 (Black Dragon Fire, China and Soviet Union)
    180 deaths, 2009 (Black Saturday bushfires, Australia)
    160 deaths, 1825 (Miramichi Fire, New Brunswick, Canada)
    126 deaths, 2018 (Attica, Greece)
    88 deaths, 2018 (Camp Fire, California)
    87 deaths, 1910 (Great Fire of 1910, Idaho and Montana)
    82 deaths, 1949 (Landes Fire, France)
    75 deaths, 1983 (Ash Wednesday bushfires, Australia)
    73 deaths, 1911 (Great Porcupine Fire, Ontario, Canada)
    71 deaths, 1939 (Black Friday bushfires, Australia)
    65 deaths, 2007 (Greece)
    65 deaths, 1902 (Yacolt Burn, Oregon and Washington)
    64 deaths, 2017 (Portugal)
    62 deaths, 1967 (Tasmania, Australia)
    60 deaths, 1929 (Mexico)
    57 deaths, 1991 (Indonesia)
    56 deaths, 1992 (Nepal)
    53 deaths, 2010 (Russia)
    50 deaths, 1998 (Mexico)

    Do you see as my correlation with wildfires being more deadly today despite the fact that we have billions more people these days?

  • Climate Science Journal says:

    Almost all scientists, whether supporting the global-warming hypothesis or not, accept the 100-year old Greenhouse Gas theory. Yet, that theory itself is invalid, see the short, peer-reviewed papers

    http://www.climatesciencejournal.com/invalidity-of-greenhous-gas-thy/

    and http://www.climatesciencejournal.com/new-radiation-model/

  • pneumatictrousers says:

    Fires are totally normal in California. There's only more people living in fire zones and not properly trimming the trees. Nothing to do with climate change which is silly.

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