Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire becomes largest in New Mexico history at nearly 300,000 acres

The blaze, burning east of Santa Fe, is 27% contained with 2,015 personnel working to contain the fire, officials said Monday on a Facebook page providing updates on the effort to quell it. The Calf Canyon Fire started April 19 and later combined with the Hermits Peak Fire, which has been burning for more than … Read more

Summer Beach Photos are “Tiananmen Square” for Climate Change – Watts Up With That?

Essay by Eric Worrall h/t fretslider; According to The University of Exeter, having fun in Summer masks concern about “climate breakdown”, and impedes climate action. ‘Fun in the sun’ photos are a dangerous distraction from the reality of climate breakdown Saffron O’NeillSat 14 May 2022 17.00 AEST Think of the images that defined our understanding … Read more

Climate Change Killed off Ancient Rome’s Herbal Viagra – Watts Up With That?

Essay by Eric Worrall New Hampshire professors claim the ancient Silphium herb herb died from climate change, not because greedy Romans picked every last plant. Caesar’s favorite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off Perfume, tonic – even love potion – silphium was prized by the ancient Romans, but … Read more

The Big Naomi Oreskes Hole in PBS Frontline’s Part 3 “The Power of Big Oil” Train Wreck – Watts Up With That?

From The Gelbspan Files Russell Cook Predictably, Frontline’s Part 3 program offered viewers only half or less of the full story they were telling, which is why the program as a whole could be labeled “disinformation,” but the program lost all the focus it had in Parts 1 and 2 on the ‘corrupt fossil fuel … Read more

Disinformation Becomes an Art Form, And – A Government Department. What Could Go Wrong? – Watts Up With That?

From the BOE REPORT Terry Etham I’m not a fan of making predictions of any specificity, because there are usually way too many variables at play for anything of consequence. Trying to guess the price of oil at YE 2022 leaves me speechless despite the pathetically large number of hours I spend trying to understand … Read more

Fire weather worsens as heat wave spreads across southern US this week

“We are expecting above normal temperatures and what that means for fires is generally unstable conditions,” Todd Shoemake, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, told CNN. “So if you do start to see fire growth, a lot of times it can become pretty explosive and really rapidly gaining … Read more