Browsing the "Fires" Category

NASA Releases Visual Tour Of 10 Years Worth of Fires

October 20th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

NASA has released a series of video and still visualisations that show a decade’s worth of fires across the surface of Earth based on data gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instruments on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites


US Disasters in 2011 Set New Record

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Yep, that's a graph of U.S. disasters according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Looks a bit like the graphs of greenhouse gas emissions, doesn't it? Looks completely opposite the trend of Arctic sea ice. Strange


Temperature Extremes Projected To Worsen

September 27th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

Scientists estimate that within the next decade or so extremely hot temperatures will occur every Summer in regions that only occasionally experience extreme temperatures. Warming of the planet is occurring globally


Extreme Wildfires & Drought Strike Extreme Global Warming Denying State, Texas

September 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

If you haven't heard, Texas has been fighting massive wildfires this week. Yes, the state forced to pray for rain that denies climate science, for the most part (their state climate scientists don't), is getting hit with tremendous natural disasters. We haven't covered the Texas wildfires much (so little time, so much to cover), so thought I'd share this excellent coverage of the topic by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress. Check it out (full repost below the top picture): Here is irony befitting a Shakespearean tragedy. Gov. Rick Perry finally got what he called on all Texans to pray for — some rain – but it was almost entirely dumped elsewhere and the winds of Tropical Storm Lee merely served to stoke the most brutal wildfires anyone had ever seen



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