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

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.


  1. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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. 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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