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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Posted by Tanstaafl
Global Warming Strikes Again:

"Wildfire season typically peaks in late summer and early fall. Climate change is being blamed for a longer fire season and some even predict the possibility of a year-round fire season."

Articles like this are why I have trouble buying the alarmist view of global warming. According to Wikipedia, "The Earth's average near-surface atmospheric temperature rose 0.6 ± 0.2° Celsius (1.1 ± 0.4 °Fahrenheit) in the 20th century."

So how long exactly did this change 0.6 degree change over 100 years extend the wildfire season?

"The U.S. Forest Service spent $1.5 billion fighting those fires -- about $100 million over budget." How did that compare to last year's expenditure? Was the budget higher, lower, or the same last year?

The article mentions, of course that other changes, like effective fire-fighting in prior years which has let forests get more overgrown than usual or the addition of residential areas near forests, might be factors. But of course, those are secondary to the global warming boogie man.


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