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You are reading page 5 of The Myth of Climate Change. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

I'd like to know where Moonbeam is getting his info:

From the Interagency Fire Center (leaving out smaller areas):

Year Fires YTD Size YTD

2014 (1/1/14 – 5/16/14) Fires: 22,306 Acres: 444,428

2009 (1/1/09 – 5/16/09) Fires: 36,173 Acres: 1,263,657

2008 (1/1/08 – 5/16/08) Fires: 22,796 Acres: 1,407,713

2007 (1/1/07 – 5/16/07) Fires: 31,602 Acres: 892,321

2006 (1/1/06 – 5/16/06) Fires: 39,165 Acres: 2,402,419

10 Average

2004-2014 Fires: 26,045 Acres: 988,299

Thus far, 2014 is a BELOW average year

http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireInfo_statistics.html

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That's funny - I live in California and Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown is being challenged regarding his statement that these fires are linked specifically to "global warming". It is way more complicated than that. Plus' date=' he's wrong about the rate of fires. Also, these fires near San Diego appear to be arson.[/quote']

I'd like to know where Moonbeam is getting his info:

From the Interagency Fire Center (leaving out smaller areas):

Year Fires YTD Size YTD

2014 (1/1/14 - 5/16/14) Fires: 22,306 Acres: 444,428

2009 (1/1/09 - 5/16/09) Fires: 36,173 Acres: 1,263,657

2008 (1/1/08 - 5/16/08) Fires: 22,796 Acres: 1,407,713

2007 (1/1/07 - 5/16/07) Fires: 31,602 Acres: 892,321

2006 (1/1/06 - 5/16/06) Fires: 39,165 Acres: 2,402,419

10 Average

2004-2014 Fires: 26,045 Acres: 988,299

Thus far, 2014 is a BELOW average year

http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireInfo_statistics.html

 

You tell yourself all that, if it makes you feel better ... personally, I'm sticking to high ground and making sure to clear the brush around my house.

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There is also an effect on the spread of fire that is related to the temperature, winds, dryness of the soil and the flora. If there were no relationship Smokey The Bear would never put out notices of extreme fire danger and other times low fire danger. He does not put those up to notify the trees. He puts them up for the stupid people who don't seem to know or consider these things when they camp or toss cigarettes out windows.

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You tell yourself all that, if it makes you feel better ... personally, I'm sticking to high ground and making sure to clear the brush around my house.

Hey heron - how are you? :wavey:

I don't see why I can't do both - Think Moonbeam is full of it & clear the brush around my house and stick to higher ground. Actually I live in the center of a very small town so there isn't much brush to clear though.

We Californian's have a lengthy history with Jerry Brown - he's like family. ;)

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Jerry Brown signed the 1st ever ratio law for critical care in 1976. Twe or fewer patients per nurse at all times.

I don't think there is evidence that the fires are due to human activities other than starting them with a cigarette, camp fire, or as arson.

Maybe they are and maybe not.

Although I don't agree with that statement I'm glad he is Governor.

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We seem to have many many political leaders who are willing to just kick the can of climate change down the road. After all, when the coast line of Florida is consumed by rising sea levels Rick Scott won't be the governor, so why should he consider planning for that now?

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Boehner Says He's 'Not Qualified' To Talk About Climate Science. Here's How Scientists Responded. | ThinkProgress

Mann noted that politicians have no qualms making statements about other political issues — abortion and public health, for example — because they are supposed to use established science to inform their decisions. Climate change, though, is a different story, he said.

“Why is it somehow different when it comes to the climate change threat and the need to regulate carbon emissions — something opposed by fossil fuel interests like the Koch Brothers who fund so many of these politicians campaigns — why is it in this case different?” he said. “That, of course, is a rhetorical question.”

I have always found it funny that politicians jump on the "I am not a scientist" but have no problems writing legislation for medical procedures. It is very convenient for them to know nothing about science so they do not have to believe scientists. Far as I can figure the only thing they know is how to collect money to get reelected so they can write laws about things they are not qualified to discuss and ignore scientists who really have the info.

 

It seems to be a problem when you depend on Koch money to get re-elected.

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The whole episode is worth watching, but for those who confuse weather with climate this snippet is a good explanation.

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the whole episode is worth watching, but for those who confuse weather with climate this snippet is a good explanation.

I have an elderly relative in Florida. He is eternally confused about weather vs. climate and he is not a dumb guy. He just prefers to listen to and read sources that deny the science and provide information intended to confuse the subject.

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The whole episode is worth watching, but for those who confuse weather with climate this snippet is a good explanation.

I saw it on TV.

I enjoyed the Carl Sagan "Cosmos" and also really look forward to this. I stopped watching "The Good Wife" because this is as entertaining and more fun.

"Watch the man, not the dog"

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