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Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link?

Climate Change & Wildfires – How Do We Know if There is a Link?

The role of climate change is seldom mentioned in many or even most news stories about the multitude of fires and heat waves.
The 77th Golden Globes Winners

“1917,” “Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood” Win Golden Globe

Instead of Netflix, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday.
Regret at Trump’s Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Regret at Trump’s Decision to Pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

EU hopes US will rethink choice to pull out of climate pact.
G-7 Nations Pledge $40 Million to Fight Amazon Fires

G-7 Nations Pledge $40 Million to Fight Amazon Fires

Groups are contributing support for the rainforests which are a major absorber of carbon dioxide.
Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates; Bolsonaro Defiant

Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates; Bolsonaro Defiant

The growing threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute.
FEMA Head Brock Long Resigns - Florida Daily Post

FEMA Head Brock Long, Investigated over Vehicle Use, Resigns

Long resigned after a two-year tenure dogged by questions over his use of government vehicles.
2018 Was 4th Warmest, but Next 5 Years Could Break Records

2018 Was 4th Warmest, but Next 5 Years Could Break Records

2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017.
Disasters Influence How Americans Think on Climate Change

Disasters Influence How Americans Think on Climate Change

74 percent of Americans say extreme weather in the past five years has influenced their opinions.
Most Memorable of the Trillion Photos Taken in 2018

The Most Memorable of the Trillion Photos Taken in 2018

What makes some images memorable and others easily forgotten? With so many in circulation, it’s difficult for any single photo to capture our attention and become a famed iconic image.
‘Rulebook’ Adopted to Put Paris Climate Deal into Action

Nations Adopt ‘Rulebook’ to Put Paris Climate Deal into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world’s top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States.
Interior Secretary Zinke Resigning, Cites ‘Vicious’ Attacks

Interior Secretary Zinke Resigning, Cites ‘Vicious’ Attacks

Zinke is facing federal investigations into his travel and potential conflicts of interest.
Climate Report Warns of Worsening Disasters in the United States

Government Climate Report Warns of Worsening Disasters in the United States

A warm, dry climate has increased the areas burned over the last 20 years.
Trump Consoles Californians Suffering from Twin Tragedies

Trump Consoles Californians Suffering from Twin Tragedies

President Trump has acknowledged Californians are suffering from twin tragedies.
Officials Try to Account for Hundreds Missing in fire’s Wake

Death Toll Rises to 76 in California Fire with Winds Ahead

The disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town, nearly 1,300 people missing.
Jones Helps Packers Run Away for 31-12 Win Over Dolphins

Jones Helps Packers Run Away for 31-12 Win Over Dolphins

Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected and the Green Bay beat the Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday.
Maria’s Death Toll Climbed Long after Rain Stopped

Maria’s Death Toll Climbed Long after Rain Stopped

In all, the storm and its aftermath took the lives of unfortunates, many of whom could have been saved.
West of U.S. Struggles with Smoke

Hard to See, Hard to Breathe: West of U.S. Struggles with Smoke

Smoke from wildfires clogs the sky across the U.S. West, mountains and city skylines.
Wildfires Ripping through Northern California - Florida Daily Post

Update: Biggest Blaze in California History Challenges Firefighters

Thousands of dazed evacuees struggled to keep their emotions in check. Death toll increasing.
Portugal’s Heatwave Breaks Records

Hot, Dusty and on Fire: Portugal’s Heatwave Breaks Records

Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula
Record Heat, Fires Worsened by Climate Change

Science Says: Record Heat, Fires Worsened by Climate Change

Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again.
Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Study Links Air Pollution to Drop in National Park Visitors

Air quality warnings issued by parks and other government agencies may be causing the visitation drop.
False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System

Last month’s bogus ballistic missile warning in Hawaii and, now, this week’s tsunami snafu have highlighted trouble spots.
California Wildfire Now Largest in State History

UPDATE: California Wildfire Now Largest in State History, Authorities Officially Said

A California wildfire that has seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California.
Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

Under President Trump, Climate Change Is Not a National Security Threat

It’s a significant departure from the Obama administration, which had described climate change as an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.”

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