Camp, Hill and Wales firefighters are working on climate change


Editor's note: This is an emerging story of California Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire. We will resume this, because more information will be available.

At least one metric, we humans are dumber than frogs. The fable goes to the fact that if you have a hot water in the pot, it will spill the right. Put it in cold water, however, and it slowly to boil, and the frog does not notice until it's too late. It turned out to be myth-frogs rather than smarter.

People are not at least when it comes to climate change.

For almost a week, the uncertainty of the speed and the fierce fire broke out through California. In the north, the camp contains only 25 percent of the fire, but it is the most dangerous and most destructive in state history – 42 people were killed and nearly 7,200 structures destroyed. In the south, Woolsey Fire has over 90,000 hectares and has moved to at least 370 structures, many of which are bald.

We can note that wind or lack of rainfall to explain the flames of waste waste in California homes. But the destruction of the fire this month is ultimately the warmth of the world. Climate change assessment exists. This is what is inactive.

Dangerous thing about climate change is that it is difficult to notice if you do not seek the right. But here's a list of the people that are living in northern Canada have less icy frosts that are warm and coral reefs are under warm and acidic waters, and climate change is worse.
These changes may close the eyes.

You might notice, however, that California is burning. The climate change contribution in this situation is not catastrophic – it is quite clear in the data. "Some say that the temperature increases are several degrees, and fires burn up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, how can this be done?" Says UCLA climate scientist Daniel Sweeney. The warming is what makes the steam pressure deficient. "So essentially how much water the atmosphere wants to suck out of live vegetation."

California already Very dry Due to absence of rainfall. This means parched vegetation, which means a lot of fuel fires. But as the temperature climbs, the atmosphere is further dehydrated vegetatively. By this time, the third factor is the play: downslope windstorms that pour in the east. Mountains of Sierra-Nevada, which accelerate and bury the vegetative further dehydration.

It's all time. Usually at this point, California at least a few rains have to rehydrate herbal. But at this time the climate change is becoming more reliable. "Interestingly, although there were no big trends in average rainfall in California, there was a dry trend in the autumn," says Sweeney. Look at the graphic detail below which reflects the hot and dry California in the last years of the fire season.

This fall dryer trend comes in the worst time because it coincides with the arrival of downslope storm. All these factors will examine vegetation disposal, and in the upper part of the wind, the wind provides the ability to increase the turbot at an incredible speed of fire. That is why the destruction and loss of human life was so surprising that the camp fires: the vegetation is not full of moisture, after more than 27,000 wedding cities overlap. This is a retirement community, so much so that its resident does not escape. They are victims of fires, but climate change.

The camp fire will not be the last record blunt. On state scale, wildfires have not received quantitatively worse. "They are spending a lot of land and burning more severely," says Sweeney. "And there are a lot of anecdotes, silver systematic, evidence that these fires are different, and in the original hours this fires are bigger than exploding."

Climate change is not the only factor. The cities of California are pulling up and subsequently deserted. "In some cases it is no less important as climate question, the fact that we have more people now, which is damaging," says Sweeney. Regrettably, people will settle in areas where they are the most dangerous for beautiful forests and valleys, where winds from the east are particularly strong.

"We have a real challenge here, threatening our whole lifestyle," California Governor Jerry Brown told a news conference on Sunday night. "We are going to invest more and more investments … Millions are not billions and dozens and probably hundreds of billions, for several years." Ironically, California has done more or less than any other state to climate change.

The fact is that in California, it may look like almost a year round, especially in southern California. "There's a lot of evidence that supports," says Swain. "Of course, it's true that the fires of the fire continue and not just a little bit but rather dramatically according to months, which was a few decades ago."

Climate change is here, we are all just fabled frogs.


More great WIRED stories

.