Medicine & TechnologyCalifornia and Nevada have declared states of emergency following the Caldor Fire that consumed 191,607 acres since it started over two weeks ago. Satellite time-lapse video showed the scale of the massive fire.
Wildfires in Siberia are reportedly emitting two times the number of greenhouse gases last year in just two and a half months, as estimated by the European Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).
Oregon State University modeling suggests that human-caused wildfires in Central Oregon will remain steady, and lightning-caused wildfires will decline in the next four decades. But regardless of the cause, OSU models show that the blaze produced will increase.
The 'zombie' wildfires, not directly caused by human activity, in the Arctic have been the largest fires recorded over the last 17 years. The amount of carbon and methane emitted by these large fires are record-breaking and take several months to contain.
In a year with news full of UN summits and celebrity spokespersons speaking out against climate change, further complicated by the emissions we as humans put out, new research says that the incremental changes over the next century may spark some more conversations as well as lightning strikes across the continental United States.
Anthropogenic climate change, caused by the actions and emissions put forth by humans, has been a major conversation starter in recent months. But new research released today in the journal Science says that we may be looking at a future filled with a few more sparks rather than just warmer summers and rising seas.