Wildfires: Increase In Extreme Weather

The Membrane Domain started conducting global warming experiments in the 1990’s. It was about 1997 when we suggested the climate in Pennsylvania would turn more like Florida and the climate in California would turn more like Hades. The change wasn’t predicted to take place for hundreds of years. Now, only twenty years later, Pennsylvania has hot humid weather in October and California is on fire.

The Los Angeles Times entitled their article “The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California”. “These kinds of catastrophes have happened and they’ll continue to happen.” Gov. Jerry Brown observed at a news briefing Wednesday. “That’s the way it is with a warming climate, dry weather and reducing moisture.”

The article goes on to say, “California is fortunate to have a governor who understands the perils of ignoring climate change and is aggressively pushing policies to mitigate its future harm. Unfortunately, that puts him at odds with a head-in-the-sand president who blithely disregards the obvious connection between the warming climate and the multiple federal disaster areas he’s been forced to declare in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and, now, California.”

An article in Scientific American is entitled “Scientists See Climate Change in California’s Wildfires”. The subtitle is “Strong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires.”

As humans add fuel to storm systems, weather will become more extreme.

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