As we continue to see the virus take its toll, watching the awful numbers at https://worldometer.pro, there is a background of other disasters for human to grapple with at the same time, such as the earth heating to unbelievable temperatures.
Conditions are such that many people will have to find somewhere safer to live. This blog briefly illustrates the wildfire issues.
Trump gave his opinion in an interview, September 2020:
“President Trump doubled down on his denial of climate change yesterday by saying that scientists are wrong and claiming that the world will “start getting cooler.”
The remarks, delivered during a brief visit to California to discuss the state’s historic wildfires, run counter to mountains of research on global warming — including reports issued by his own administration (Climatewire, Nov. 23, 2018).
His comments ignored how climate change has contributed to natural disasters as the nation watches uncontrolled blazes spread across the West, causing catastrophic damage and killing more than 35 people.”
and NOAA has appointed “new deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. It’s not immediately clear what his specific responsibilities are or why he was hired, according to the news site.” see: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/516160-delaware-professor-who-has-questioned-climate-science-hired-at-noaa
C02 Coalition are funded to oppose environmentalists
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The above map was 2014
And in 2017 https://sciexaminer.com/news/science/nasas-scientists-insinuate-never-seen-connection-wildfire-famine-africa-946.html
As the earth heats due to climate change, this is 2020:
South America https://www.pixalytics.com/heat-fire/samerica-fires-openstreetmap/
Australia https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/21/everything-burnish g-australian-inferno-continues-choking-access-cities-across-country
Central Africa https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/world/africa/congo-angola-rainforest-fires.html
Expect tens of millions of internal climate migrants by 2050, says World Bank
And wars displace people who flee to places where wildfires are commonplace. Only this time, some of the people have Covid.
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