Good News: The World Is On Fire Because You Ate A Hamburger

The latest in doom from Greenpeace

The world is on fire

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland’s ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been burning for over a week.

Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.

It’s rare, but it happens.

In the last few years, catastrophic fires have been increasing around the world. From Indonesia to Canada, across South America and Africa, from Southern Europe into Siberia, and now Greenland too. Many are fatal.

As you read this, over 1.6 million hectares of Russia are on fire. Forest fires of this scale are unmanageable and blazes like these have become the new normal in Russia.

The Greenland fires, which are very close together, and most of the other ones, have actually been linked to human activity or lightening strikes. The latter has always happened, and the human one is people being dumbasses and causing them.

Lack of forest management, insufficient funds for prevention and firefighting are partly to blame. But climate change is the real problem. The fire season in the boreal forests is getting longer every year. Hotter, drier weather spells make fire spread faster.

Interestingly, they’re complaining about the very thing they constantly try and stop, namely, cleaning up brush to minimize fires, and not allowing controlled burns. Forests burn. It’s part of their natural cycle, and helps new trees grow. As for the last? That doesn’t prove anthropogenic causation.

But, don’t let reality get in the way of a good scareathon.

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2 Responses to “Good News: The World Is On Fire Because You Ate A Hamburger”

  1. Jeffery says:

    The fire season in the boreal forests is getting longer every year. Hotter, drier weather spells make fire spread faster.

    Makes sense.

  2. The forest fire season is what it is. The fires I fear are those charcoal and gas ones in your backyards. But that is me.

    Hence the reason I remind you pork is delicious!

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