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The White House posted a video linking the California wildfires to climate change. Here’s why.

The White House posted a video linking the California wildfires to climate change. Here’s why. | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Wildfires are tangible. Carbon dioxide is not.
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GR:  Fire fighters know that climate controls fire occurrence.  Day to day variations and annual averages of temperature, humidity, wind, and fuel are principal ingredients in fire severity and spread.  As the normal gradient from arctic to tropics breaks down and the jet stream wanders and stalls, occasional high-fire-danger conditions can persist long enough for destructive fires to spread far beyond historical experience.

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Global Warming

Global Warming | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Northern Canada is On Fire, And It's Making Global Warming Worse For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada's remote Northwest Territories. The extent of those fires is well above average for the year to-date, and is in line with climate trends of more fires burning in the northern reaches of the globe.

Of the 186 wildfires in the Northwest Territories to-date this year, 156 of them are currently burning. That includes the Birch Creek Fire complex, which stretches over 250,000 acres.

The amount of acres burned in the Northwest Territories is six times greater than the 25-year average to-date according to data from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center.

Boreal forests like those in the Northwest Ter..
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Increasing fire occurrence means that a site is more likely to be burned a second time before the vegetation can recover.  This quickly leads to a reduction in diversity and stability.

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The Brink of Mass Extinction

The Brink of Mass Extinction | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it

March through June 2014 were the hottest on record globally. While a single extreme weather event is not proof of anthropogenic climate disruption, the increasing intensity and frequency of these events are.

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Excellent review of news on effects and responses to anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD).  Covers Earth, water, air, fire, and denial. 

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Invasive Plants in the Sonoran Desert | Wild Sonora

Invasive Plants in the Sonoran Desert | Wild Sonora | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News | Scoop.it
Fire-prone invasive plants introduced from Africa and Asia are reducing the intervals between fires below the colonization and recovery capability of desert vegetation.
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Invasive species, like storm troopers leading the surging ruin of global warming, are demolishing Earth's ecosystems.

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