JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert, on the current wildfire outbreak in the Western United States, and the role of climate change: "What's really changed in recent years is that there are more and more people building and living at the urban/wildland interface, so the human impact is greater every time these great fires erupt (...) Looking to the future, the uncertainties of human-influenced climate change will play a stronger and stronger role, and rewrite our fiery history." More here.

4 Responses to “How much of a factor is climate change in the 2012 Western US wildfires? Ask a NASA JPL scientist.”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    I’ll get my information about the climate from someone I can trust, thank you.

    Like Senator Inhofe, or the PR flacks at Real Americans for Affordable Energy and Freedom and Not Letting Nancy Pelosi Take Away Our Pickups.

    • Cowicide says:

      Agreed!  This is all a bunch of hyperventilating over nothing according to quite a few “studies” provided by libertarian “think tank” organizations.

      My throat is a little bit sore from all the smoke in the air in Colorado right now, but I blame Gore for that and Obama too.  Don’t ask me why, I just do.

    • Senator Inhofe seems to be the man to go to, specially in regards to safety issue – there is no one like him when it comes to airplane and airport landing safety.

  2. er0ck says:

    he basically said “we don’t know if climate change is playing a role here, now.  but it surely will” (paraphrase).
    other than that he just said they are more “destructive” because people are building and living near areas prone to wildfires…

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