Climate change and fires

Posted on October 28, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

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The catastrophic fires in California indicate that a storm is coming. This metaphoric storm means more frequent events like these, fires, hurricanes, drought. The climate change models have predicted such phenomena. Many experts talk about it for many long time but nobody listens. According to Nasa the average temperature has climbed 0.8 degree Celsius since 1880, much of this in the last decades.The 20th century’s last two decades were the hottest in 400 years.Polar bears in Arctic suffer as ice is dissapearing. Mountain snows are rapidly melting. And there is scientific evidence. Is human responsible for climate change? The answer is YES. He is. Ok, let’s say there is a possibility of 99,99%. If you don’t believe that human is responsible for global warming then watch this. You have nothing to lose. This year, besides the massive fires in California, we had similar events here in Greece. The experienced firemen are surprised with what they see. This whole situation is not normal. As I read here, Ronald Neilson, a professor at Oregon State University and bioclimatologist with the USDA Forest Service said that “You can’t look at one event such as this and say with certainty that it was caused by a changing climate” “But things just like this are consistent with what the latest modeling shows” “and may be another piece of evidence that climate change is a reality, one with serious effects.” “As the planet warms, more water is getting evaporated from the oceans and all that water has to come down somewhere as precipitation”.

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