California’s wildfires have reversed a 16-year reduction in emissions in one year


according to a study published by UCLA Environmental pollution.

A firefighter rubs his head as he watches the LNU Lightning Complex fire spread in the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of Napa County, California, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The fire forced thousands to flee and destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures. . (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Breitbart News reported at the time that the 2020 wildfire season was so intense that smoke from the fires reached cities on the US East Coast. CalFIRE, the state agency, describes fires as:

The 2020 California wildfire season was marked by a record year of wildfires burning in the state of California as measured by the modern era of wildfire management and fire protection. registers. By year’s end, nearly 10,000 fires had burned more than 4.2 million acres, or more than 4 percent of the state’s roughly 100 million acres, making 2020 the largest wildfire season in California’s modern history. The August Complex Fire in California has been described as the first “giga fire” as it burned more than 1 million acres. The fire covered seven counties and was described as larger than the state of Rhode Island. On August 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state was battling 367 known fires, most of which were started by severe thunderstorms on August 16 and 17. In early September 2020, a record heat wave and winds from Diablo and Santa Ana fueled more fires and explosively increased active fires, doubling the size of the resort in August. The Mendocino fire is becoming the largest recorded wildfire in California.

Academic year Environmental pollutionTwo professors from UCLA and the author from the University of Chicago reported:

California had its worst wildfire year on record in 2020. CalFire, the state agency that oversees wildfire prevention and suppression in California, reports that 1.7 million acres burned in 2020 (CalFire, 2022). The worst fire years in California history have occurred in the last 20 years, with eighteen of the 20 deadliest fires since 2000 and only five occurring in 2020 (CalFire, 2021). The 2020 fires were followed by another extreme fire season in 2021, with 1.0 million hectares burned.

In terms of what this means for reducing emissions from wildfires in all other areas, if we compare the 483 to 418 mmt CO2e reduction from 2003 to 2019, the potential increase in wildfires would nearly double the total emissions reductions achieved in the state. From 2003 to 2019.

American scientist Climate change is to blame for the fires.

However, this conclusion is still debated, as Breitbart News noted in 2021:

In his latest book, Volatile: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t Tell Us, and Why It Matters, Koonin reviewed the scientific data and concluded that “human factors, unrelated to climate, have dominated wildfires around the world in recent decades, whatever the impact of a changing climate.” While climate change “definitely” plays a role in fueling more fires, “factors other than climate must also play an important, if not dominant, role.” Most fires are caused by human activity; in particular, ahead of Tuesday’s recall election, Newsom has come under fire for his mismanagement of the forest.

The Democratic Party’s tradition of blaming climate change for wildfires has become a tradition of the Obama administration under president and then-Gov. Jerry Brown referenced climate change every time a fire broke out in the state (or elsewhere). Scientists have called this “corruption” – confusing science for a “noble” purpose.

Either way, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has failed to deliver on his wildfire prevention promises. In 2022, Newsom’s “California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP)” “did not result in a single project being completed,” as reported by Capital Public Radio and National Public Radio’s California editorial. in the first term. The same public media had previously reported that Newsom’s progress had been falsified.

Joel B. Pollack is the editor and host of Breitbart News Breitbart News Sunday Sunday nights 7-10 pm ET (4-7 pm PT) on Sirius XM Patriot. He is the author of a new biography, Roda: Comrade Kadali, you are a mess. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. He is a 2018 Robert Novak Graduate Journalism Fellow. Follow him on Twitter @joelpollak.

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