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    climate change is now the ultimate excuse for human error. "Climate change ate my homework."

    Forest Service says it failed to account for climate change in New Mexico blaze
    A new report lays out the agency’s actions in a planned burn that exploded into New Mexico’s largest wildfire in history.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/06/21/forest-service-report-fire-new-mexico/

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    When the U.S. Forest Service started an intentional fire in the Santa Fe National Forest in early April, the aim was to reduce the risk of a destructive blaze. But the agency relied on poor weather data and failed to understand how climate change had dried out the landscape, ultimately setting a fire that would explode into the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history, the Forest Service said in a new report published on Tuesday.

    “Climate change is leading to conditions on the ground we have never encountered,” Forest Service chief Randy Moore said in an introduction to the 80-page report. “Fires are outpacing our models and … we need to better understand how megadrought and climate change are affecting our actions on the ground.”

    The Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Creek fire, which began as two blazes and combined to burn more than 341,000 acres and torch hundreds of homes as of Tuesday afternoon, has become the latest flash point in the debate over whether authorities should use prescribed burns — intentional fires meant to thin out flammable vegetation to lower the risk of more damaging blazes.

    The review found the planning and analysis for the April 6 prescribed burn was done according to the Forest Service’s current standards and policies, and was carried out in an approved way. But the fire was being set “under much drier conditions than were recognized.”

    “Persistent drought, limited overwinter precipitation, less than average snowpack” and fuel accumulation “all contributed to increasing the risk of fire escape,” the report said.

    The report also found that numerous details about weather conditions were “overlooked or misrepresented,” and noted some automated weather stations nearby weren’t functioning. Those setting the fire also “did not cease ignitions or suppress the prescribed fire after clear indications of high fire intensity and receptive fuels.”

    On May 20, Moore halted all prescribed burns on National Forest lands for 90 days as a safety precaution due to ongoing extreme weather. But he and others insist that such intentional burning is necessary to avoid disastrous wildfires, and that the vast majority of them do not cause problems.
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    https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/obamas-2500-gallon-propane-tank-marthas-vineyard-mansion-why/

    The Obamas also faced criticism that they didn’t opt for an eco-friendly power source like, say, solar panels.

    But with propane, the homeowners are making “a climate-favorable decision” says Cordill.

    “Propane is cleaner than grid electricity in many states, including Massachusetts. Using propane to fuel energy-dense applications in homes produces fewer emissions than if they had been powered by electricity.”

    Any heat the Obamas are receiving for their choice in fuel is misplaced, he adds.

    “The exciting news is that, while Massachusetts has added intermittent renewable solar resources to its electric grid, we have seen renewable propane delivered into New England, lowering emissions even further,” Cordill says. “Clean and renewable energy like propane accelerates decarbonization today and into the future.”
     
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    Not a single Hank Hill reference? CF.net you're slipping.
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    Leftists are so full of crap, it can not easily be exaggerated.
     
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    [Gizmodo]Why Texas Has the Country’s Worst Corn

    The ongoing megadrought is affecting crop quality and crop yield all over the U.S.


    ...a lot more at the link. Trying to adhere to current cf.net standards regarding linking full articles.
     

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