Skip to comments.Satellite Images Show Vast Swaths of the Arctic On Fire
Posted on 07/21/2019 7:45:17 AM PDT by rktman
Vast stretches of Earths northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. Thats helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites.
All told, northern fires released as much carbon dioxide in June as the entire country of Sweden does in a year, according to data crunched by the European Unions Copernicus program. The agency said the wildfire activity is unprecedented amidst what was, incidentally, the hottest June ever recorded for the planet with the Arctic particularly sweltering. All that carbon dioxide released by fires represents one of the scarier feedback loops of climate change as hot weather ensures more fires, which releases carbon dioxide and makes climate change worse. The boreal forest that rings the northern portion of the world is witnessing a period of wildfire activity unseen in at least 10,000 years, and this summer is another worrying datapoint.
(Excerpt) Read more at earther.gizmodo.com ...
And we know this ... how?
Yeah, anytime they quote data from the ‘yewwwwwww’, I get just a tad suspicious. Just a tad. Have you seen a tad lately? They’ve grown.
It’s so hot the Arctic has burst into flames!
What? Lightning causes that?
Reindeer and caribou mating seems to heat things up? Friction?
The smoke is probably giving animals relief from all those bugs.
So the Inuits and the other indigenous people up there got tired of eating raw meat!
When the author uses the word boreal, it instantly gets the NYTs drones excited.
From related Gizmodo article on 90 degree day in Anchorage:
As the Anchorage Daily News pointed out, official temperatures used to be recorded at Merrill Field airport, which was done from 1943 to 1952. Merrill Field reached the 90 degrees mark once before, but this is the warmest temperature ever measured in the Anchorage Bowl, tweeted Alaskan climatologist Brian Brettschneider.
So...... not the hottest day. Measurements moved from one rural place to the urban core.
a period of wildfire activity unseen in at least 10,000 years.......And we know this ... how?
It was on a flintstones episode.
Only 11.5 years to go.
Not according to bonnie price charles. 17 and a half months and we’re toast.
We had expected more melting: Thick Arctic ice forces Norwegian climate research icebreaker to turn back
17 July 2019
I will let him and AOC slug it out...... :-)
Folks, this is where the new fake video is going to begin.
If we don’t forbid biting, my money’s on her.
And farting. Better get AOC on it ASAP as that’s her specialty.
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