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(Gizmodo)   Today's tipping point warning: Nature has joined with human activity in polluting the air with even more greenhouse gases   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Carbon dioxide, forest fires, North America, Climate change, Fossil fuel, western North America, Methane, Global warming  
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2021-09-23 11:59:48 AM  
But isn't it human activity that lead up to the increased amount of wildfires?

It's impossible to talk about these fires without talking about climate change. Hot, dry weather is becoming more common and can lead to megafires like those that have enveloped the northern hemisphere this year-and other recent years for that matter. The emissions from these fires, including some that burned through forests that corporations had bought to offset their emissions, will worsen the climate crisis and up the risk of even more damaging blazes to come.

Good thing it's mentioned.
 
2021-09-23 12:59:20 PM  
If you can't beat 'em, join them.
 
2021-09-23 1:21:57 PM  
Not like Earth will not be around when Humans are gone. May as well help get rid of as many as possible to relax a little with some peace and quiet before the sun decides to eat the Earth in it's later days.
 
2021-09-23 1:37:28 PM  
Been saying it for a while; the only way to see the point of no return is in the rearview mirror
 
2021-09-23 1:39:00 PM  

Nimbull: Not like Earth will not be around when Humans are gone. May as well help get rid of as many as possible to relax a little with some peace and quiet before the sun decides to eat the Earth in it's later days.


We're a virus with shoes.
-- St. Hicks
 
2021-09-23 1:39:31 PM  
JFC that is not how the Anthropocene works. Does anyone in science journalism read a book? Ever? Slobodkin is required reading for all things cliamte related. Lynn Margulis, too. Jeez fark the illiteracy is gonna kill us long before climate does.
 
2021-09-23 4:02:27 PM  
There is a scene in the 1996 Charlie Sheen movie The Arrival (not the 2016 Amy Adams movie) where a scientist is explaining terraforming and says that when you reach a certain tipping point "the atmosphere works for you."  Of course the definition of "terraforming" depends on what you want to turn the planet into,..
 
2021-09-23 4:29:07 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: JFC that is not how the Anthropocene works. Does anyone in science journalism read a book? Ever? Slobodkin is required reading for all things cliamte related. Lynn Margulis, too. Jeez fark the illiteracy is gonna kill us long before climate does.


I feel like you disagree. But I'm good at reading people
 
2021-09-23 4:35:38 PM  
For several years now, the Amazon basin and the oceans have been sources of CO2 instead of sinks. So, forest fires are just icing on the cake.

Happy Birthday, Gaia.
 
2021-09-24 9:24:25 AM  
Has anyone said Calthrate Gun yet?

Permafrost isn't so perma these days, soil methane is causing explosions and fires, volcanos are adding their 2 cents, we are still burning the useful bits of dead dino/plants, acidifying the oceans - and desalinating them as well.
 
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