Arctic Wildfires

Scientists Attribute Record-Shattering Siberian Heat and Wildfires to Climate Change

Posted: 07.16.2020 no comments


Siberia’s scorching, 100-degree temperature record made headlines in late June, but it was just the latest spike in a decade of historic heat waves across the Arctic that also set records for wildfires, thawing permafrost and melting sea ice. Such extremes, scientists said, show that Arctic warming is accelerating to outpace all but the most […]


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How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

Posted: 07.30.2018 no comments


Editorial Note: Internally, at This Spaceship Earth, we had a discussion regarding whether or not to post this curated article by David Wallace-Wells in New York Magazine. It describes climate change as the end of the world. We would refine that to mean the end of humanity… the extinction of the human species (along with many other species). […]


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Fires Rise in Arctic as Lightening Follows the Warming

Posted: 07.12.2017 no comments


Read the entire article at E&E News.   Climate change is driving up the number of forest fires ignited by lightning, and it’s pushing them farther north, to the edges of the Arctic tundra, researchers say.     Lightning-caused fires have risen 2 to 5 percent a year for the last four decades, according to a […]


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