Covid 19 as many countries fight wildfires

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.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/death-valley-records-highest-temperature-107-years-heat-wave/


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.”

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063713713

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

https://neweconomics.org/2020/08/road-to-recovery&sa=D&ust=1598436506209000&usg=AFQjCNF-jBcJBbWOBkj7Y8dBPjHNqHX_og

Ramiro Gomez / Creative Commons

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:

USA https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/

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.

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers.
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