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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 | 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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Late June 2014: Arctic in Hot Water as Sea Ice Thins and Tundra Fires Erupt

Late June 2014: Arctic in Hot Water as Sea Ice Thins and Tundra Fires Erupt | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"Atmospheric warming due to human-caused climate change. It's the general measure we've used to track a devastating and ongoing heat amplification due to a terrible greenhouse gas emission. But if we were to look for where the greatest amount of that heat has accumulated, it would be in the world’s oceans. For from its air-contacting surface to its depths thousands of meters below, the World Ocean has captured 93.4% of the total heat forcing humans have already unleashed. The remainder is almost evenly divided between the atmosphere, the continents, and the ice."

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Don't miss these informative discussions of global-warming events around the world.

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