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FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM

FRYING ON PLANET EARTH: WILDFIRES CONSUMING OUR FORESTS & ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM | Bushfires | Scoop.it

 

AUSTRALIA BURNING AGAIN 2013

- ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) , October 15, 2013
VIDEO: Hundreds of homes may have been lost after New South Wales suffered one of its worst bushfire days in recent memory  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-17/homes-destroyed-as-blazes-rip-through-nsw/5030158

 

Mother Jones, October 19, 2013
AUSTRALIA: THE WORST WILDFIRES IN A DECADE POUR ACRID SMOKE OVER SYDNEY http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/wildfires-sydney-worst-decade

 


PHOTOS: NSW bushfires: Photographs from social media http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-17/bushfires-storify-twitter-twitpic-instagram-facebook/5029766

 

Climate Central, October 3, 2013
AUSTRALIA HAS ITS HOTTEST SEPTEMBER AS FIRE THREAT GROWS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/australia-has-its-hottest-september-as-fire-threat-grows-16566

 

April 25, 2013 - Yale Environment 360

From North America to Siberia, rising temperatures and drier woodlands are leading to a longer burning season and a significant increase in forest fires. Scientists warn that this trend is expected continue in the years ahead.... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/fires_burn_more_fiercely_as_northern_forests_warm/2643/

 

August 26, Mother Jones
EXPLAINED IN 90 SECONDS: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE FUELS WILDFIRES http://grist.org/climate-energy/explained-in-90-seconds-how-climate-change-fuels-wildfires/

 

 August 28, 2013 WRI Insights
INDONESIA BURNING: FOREST FIRES FLARE TO ALARMING LEVELS http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/08/indonesia-burning-forest-fires-flare-alarming-levels?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_campaign=twitterfeed

 

August 26, 2013 Wired Science
EXPLAINED IN 90 SECONDS: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE FUELS WILDFIRES http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/wildfires-climate-change/

 

WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

February 15, 2012 The Daily Climate

PREPARING INSURERS FOR A STORMY FUTURE http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/query/leurig-query

 

August 3, 2013 Care 2
A NATION ON FIRE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BURNING OF AMERICA http://www.care2.com/causes/a-nation-on-fire-climate-change-and-the-burning-of-america.html

 

August 9, 2013

NASA 'FIRE TOWERS' IN SPACE WATCH FOR WILDFIRES ON THE RISE http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-fire-towers-in-space-watch-for-wildfires-on-the-rise/#.UgaCR23ODbw

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green

SUB-ARCTIC WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IS HEATING UP IN THE YUKON FLATS OF ALASKA - Subarctic wildfire frequency is higher now than it has been at any other point in the last 10,000 years, new records show. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/subarctic-wildfire_n_3636247.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=072213&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

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                                                CLIMATE CHANGE

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July 2, 2013 Treehugger
YES, WILDFIRES ARE CONNECTED TO CLIMATE CHANGE.  HERE'S HOW  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/yes-wildfires-connected-to-climate-change-heat-wave-global-warming.html

 

June 15, 2013 Global Possibilities
HOW CLIMATE CHANGE MAKES WILDFIRES WORSE http://www.globalpossibilities.org/how-climate-change-makes-wildfires-worse/

 

May 24, 2013 Terra Daily
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WILDFIRE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Climate_Change_and_Wildfire_999.html

 

July 31, 2013 Climate Progress
A NATION ON FIRE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BURNING OF AMERICA http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/31/2312591/climate-change-wildfires/

 

August 10, 2013 C-Net
NASA SOUNDS THE ALARM ON FIRE RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57597983-76/nasa-sounds-the-alarm-on-fire-risks-of-climate-change/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=

 

MEGA DROUGHTS AHEAD: Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Could Begin in Eight Years http://sco.lt/9CwzJp

 

MAY 22, 2013 RED ORBIT
U.S. FOREST SERVICE WARNS OF WILDFIRE - CLIMATE INTERACTIONS http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112854019/wildfire-climate-interactions-long-term-problems-052213/

 

July 2, 2013 New Scientist

BRIEFING: Q&A - FIREFIGHTERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF WILDFIRES http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23792-briefing-firefighters-on-the-front-lines-of-wildfires.html#.UdMt7uvpiRQ

 

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AUSTRALIA BURNING: AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRES RAGE OUT OF CONTROL -- VIDEO --- http://sco.lt/5MCAKn

 

RAINFOREST FIRES IN INDONESIA http://www.cifor.org/fire/

 

STOP BURNING RAIN FORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

June 21, 2013 Guardian
SINGAPORE AIR POLLUTION FROM INDONESIAN DEFORESTATION FIRE HITS RECORD HIGH http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/21/singapore-air-pollution-record-high

 

ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS BURNING AT 'UNPRECEDENTED RATE' http://sco.lt/7oP4GP

 

                                      -- CALIFORNIA "RIM FIRE" --

 

September 1, 2013 Global Possibilities
CATASTROPHIC FIRES, LIKE RIM FIRE, ARE EMBLEMATIC OF OUR TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE - HERE'S WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY. http://www.globalpossibilities.org/we-are-to-blame-for-catastrophic-wildfires-like-rim-fire-heres-what-we-can-do-differently/

 

August 23, 2012 - National Public Radio

NEVER TO RETURN:  These Fires Are so Fierce The Forest May Never Recover  http://www.npr.org/2012/08/23/159373770/the-new-normal-for-wildfires-forest-killing-megablazes

 

August 31, 2013 Fresno Bee
RIM FIRE BIGGEST IN CALIFORNIA'S HISTORY:  WILL THE SIERRA FOREST RECOVER? http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/08/31/3473451/will-the-sierra-forests-recover.html

 

August 25,2013 Guardian Environment
                                                 IN PICTURES
WILDFIRE THREATENS YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/aug/24/wildfire-threatens-yosemite-national-park

 

 

Augut 30, 2013 VIDEO REPORT - PBS NEWSHOUR
****RIM FIRE CREWS WORK TO SAVE YOSEMITE 200-YEAR OLD SEQUOIAS: A TREE THAT USUALLY THRIVES WITH FIRES HELP, BUT THIS FIRE IS FIERCE http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/july-dec13/sequoias_08-30.html

August 29, 2013 Digital Journal

                                            TIMELAPSE VIDEO

BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIFYING: RIM FIRE SPREADING INTO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357304

August 29, 2013 Reuters
YOSEMITE RIM FIRE HEADS DEEPER INTO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/us-usa-fire-yosemite-idUSBRE97L14020130829?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 
                                   VIDEO REPORT: USA RIM FIRE

August 26, 2013 PBS Newshour

AN ALL OUT ASSAULT BY AIR AND BY LAND on the enormous Rim fire raging in the Western Sierra Nevada mountains... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/yosemite1_08-26.html

 

August 26, 2013 TreeHugger
********TRACK STATUS OF CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES WITH BEAUTIFUL, MULTIMEDIA TOOL http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/track-status-california-wildfires-beautiful-multimedia-tool.html

 August 26, 2013 KQED News - VIDEOS
DRAMATIC CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD RIM FIRE VIDEOS "THAT IS UNREAL" http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/

August 27, 2013 High Country News
AS RIM FIRE SCORCHES YOSEMITE, FOREST SERVICE CUTS RESTORATION FUNDING http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/as-rim-fire-scorches-yosemite-forest-service-cuts-restoration-funding#1377626772060038

 

 

                                               -- WATCH --

 

Union of Concerned Scientists
BIGGER, HOTTER, AND LONGER WILDFIRES ARE THE NEW NORMAL AS THE CLIMATE CHANGES IN THE AMERICAN WEST http://blog.ucsusa.org/bigger-hotter-and-longer-wildfires-are-the-new-normal-as-the-climate-changes-in-the-west-183

 

July 1, 2013 The New York Times
EXPERTS SEE NEW NORMAL AS A HOTTER, DRIER WEST FACES MORE HUGE FIRES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/us/experts-see-a-hotter-drier-west-with-more-huge-fires.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

 

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                CALIFORNIA YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK RIM FIRE RAGES

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                          August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
                WILDFIRE THREATENS YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/aug/24/wildfire-threatens-yosemite-national-park

 

                              ------YOSEMITE RIM FIRE PHOTOS----

                                              http://ow.ly/oeTXB

 

August 26, 2013 TreeHugger
********TRACK STATUS OF CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES WITH BEAUTIFUL, MULTIMEDIA TOOL http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/track-status-california-wildfires-beautiful-multimedia-tool.html

August 27, 2013 Grist
NINE SCARY FACTS ABOUT THE YOSEMITE RIMFIRE http://grist.org/climate-energy/9-scary-facts-about-the-yosemite-fire/

 

                                                VIDEO REPORT

August 26, 2013 PBS Newshour
********USA RIM FIRE - AN ALL OUT ASSAULT BY AIR AND BY LAND on the enormous Rim fire raging in the Western Sierra Nevada mountains... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/yosemite1_08-26.html

 

August 23, 2013 Mother Jones

                                                     VIDEO

FROM THE MASSIVE YOSEMITE WILDFIRE 
******RIM FIRE: The blaze in and around California's Yosemite National Park has more than quadrupled in the last two days. Here's what it looks like.http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/08/photos-rim-wildfire-yosemite-park

 

August 24, 2013 The Weather Channel
                                                       VIDEO
*** GIANT SEQUOIAS AT RISK IN YOSEMITE WILDFIRE
The trees grow naturally only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada and are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.
http://www.weather.com/news/yosemite-wildfire-update-20130823

 

August 24, 2013 US News & World Report

VIDEO REPORT:
***EMERGENCY IN SAN FRANCISCO AS RIM WILDFIRE THREATENS CITY'S POWER GRID
The Rim Fire has already charred more than 106,000 acres and is growing every minute. More than 2,000 firefighters are attempting to contain the out-of-control fire, but they're losing ground http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/23/20152653-emergency-in-san-francisco-as-wildfire-threatens-citys-power-grid?lite

 

August 24, 2013 NBC News
COST OF U.S. WESTERN INFERNOS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE  http://www.nbcnews.com/business/cost-western-blazes-spreads-wildfire-6C10974725

 

August 21, 2013 Huffington Post Green
U.S. WESTERN WILDFIRES TAX FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES, PUSH SPENDING PAST $1 BILLION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/western-wildfires-costs_n_3789085.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

August 22, 2013 Fox News
VIDEO:
U.S. FEDS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY TO FIGHT WILDFIRES http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/08/22/feds-running-out-money-to-fight-wildfires/

 

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 July 2, 2013 Washington Post

USA WESTERN WILDFIRES' SIZE, INTENSITY AND IMPACT ARE INCREASING, EXPERTS SAY http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/western-wildfires-size-intensity-and-impact-are-increasing-experts-say/2013/07/02/f13916ea-e32a-11e2-a11e-c2ea876a8f30_story.html

 

July 1, 2013 The New York Times
EXPERTS SEE NEW NORMAL AS A HOTTER, DRIER WEST FACES MORE HUGE FIRES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/us/experts-see-a-hotter-drier-west-with-more-huge-fires.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2013 TerraDaily
USA SWEATS OUT MASSIVE HEAT WAVE http://www.terradaily.com/reports/US_sweats_out_massive_heat_wave_999.html

 

 

 

June 20, 2013 Yale Environment 360
MEGADROUGHT IN U.S. SOUTHWEST: A BAD OMEN FOR FORESTS GLOBALLY http://e360.yale.edu/feature/megadrought_in_us_southwest_a_bad_omen_for_forests_globally/2665/

 

July 5, 2013 The Atlantic
THE SOUTHWEST'S FORESTS MAY NEVER RECOVER FROM MEGAFIRES http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/07/the-southwests-forests-may-never-recover-from-megafires/277545/

 

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June 11,2013 Huffington Post Denver
BLACK FOREST FIRE VIDEO WORST IN COLORADO HISTORY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/black-forest-fire-colo_n_3424621.html

 

June 19, 2013 Chicago Tribune

COLORADO WILDFIRE DESTROYS MORE THAN 500 HOMES, NEW BLAZES MENACE WEST  http://ow.ly/maMKf

 

June 14, 2013 Reuters

PROPERTY LOSS FROM DEADLY COLORADO WILDFIRE RISES TO 400 HOME DESTROYED http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/us-usa-fires-colorado-idUSBRE95D0P020130614?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

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July 1, 2013 PBS Newshour
                                     VIDEO REPORT
*******IN ARIZONA, OUT OF CONTROL WILDLIFE KILLS 19 ELITE FIREFIGHTERS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec13/fire1_07-01.html

 

 July 1, 2013 USA Today

VIDEO:
****19 FIREFIGHTERS CONSUMED IN ARIZONA FIRE, NOW AT 8,400 ACRES

 

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                                                   NEVADA, USA

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July 12, 2013 Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADA WILDFIRE A 'BIOLOGICAL DISASTER' THAT COULD WIPE OUT SEVERAL ANIMAL SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/wildfire-could-harm-species-found-only-mount-charleston

 

 

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE http://sco.lt/856DXl

 

DEFORESTATION AND EXTINCTION:  (Photos)  http://sco.lt/6BsWW1

 

CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6x8dHN

 

GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

 

RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER SHORTAGES, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, WILL HAVE GROWING IMPACTS ON GLOBAL BUSINESS  http://sco.lt/7ZsioL

 

THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Samantha Fuller's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:15 PM

"Wildfires last summer burned more than 9 million acres across the U.S." Most of these Fires happened in the West and Southwest. To add on to that the precipitation has not been as high as expected possibly causeing more of these fires in the future. This will also effect the climate change. Dry climates with fire, without rain is already increasing the climate to rise. In the Rocky Mountains snowfall is not as large as in the past. Snow also has been  melting sooner in the spring. These effects are happening all over the world including Russia and Alaska, "Canada, the average amount of land burned annually by wildfires has doubled since the 1970s." Now that these fires are so populare some of the consern is directed to the soil. Parched soil will prevent many new growths of these aburnt forests. 

“Fires are simply going to be reintroduced by nature, augmented by climate change,” he said. “I think the land’s going to burn, and then we’ll go from there.” -Westerling

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