Climate change is a change in the long-term pattern of weather and related changes in oceans, land surfaces, and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. What does the science actually reveal about it?

Did climate change contribute to the recent (2020) wildfires in the Western U.S.?

The New York Times (NYT) published an excellent story today about the massive 2020 fires on the West Coast. You can read the story here. This article does a great job of documenting the dramatic rise in fires in the western states. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they quoted me in the story…. A recent story in the Seattle Times documents that…

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Baby it’s hot out… and it’s gonna get hotter if we don’t do something about it!
Temperature map for August 16th, 2020. Courtesy of Weather Underground (wunderground.com).

Baby it’s hot out… and it’s gonna get hotter if we don’t do something about it!

As I write this blog today (8/16/2020, Seattle, WA), the weather app on my phone is telling me it's 98°F outside. The U.S. weather service is saying 95°F.  Either way, that’s pretty damn warm. I start to melt when the temps get into the 80s! But I suppose I shouldn’t complain. All across the west, we are seeing temperatures maxing out in the high 90s and…

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