Wildfire at work here in Northern BC, flames exceed 100m / 300' tall. I'm flying a coworker on board took the video, this was my moose hunting area will look different now. This is only a tiny fragment of the burn, less than 1%.
The handful who don't believe in human-caused climate change at present will have a hard time denying its effects in a couple decades. In the north the changes even in my lifetime have been extreme, the summers far drier and the winters far warmer. A river my grandfather skated on every winter as a kid, I've seen freeze once. Used to be even twenty years ago there was a few solid weeks of -35 and colder every winter, now it's just the odd cold day. Unfortunately, among the sports hardest hit will be the outdoors sports, and hunting. Coastal rainforest is burning in British Columbia, something that just doesn't happen- there's just no rain in the rainforest. Forgive the aside.
noaa.gov said:The main reason for the current concern about climate change is the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration (and some other greenhouse gases), which is very unusual for the Qua- ternary (about the last two million years). The concentration of CO2 is now known accurately for the past 650,000 years from antarctic ice cores. During this time, CO2 concentration varied between a low of 180 ppm during cold glacial times and a high of 300 ppm during warm interglacials. Over the past century, it rapidly increased well out of this range, and is now 379 ppm (see Chapter 2). For compari- son, the approximately 80-ppm rise in CO2 concentration at the end of the past ice ages generally took over 5,000 years.
noaa.gov said:Further back in time, beyond ice core data, the time resolution of sediment cores and other archives does not resolve changes as rapid as the present warming. Hence, although large climate changes have occurred in the past, there is no evidence that these took place at a faster rate than present warming. If projections of approximately 5°C warming in this century (the upper end of the range) are re- alised, then the Earth will have experienced about the same amount of global mean warming as it did at the end of the last ice age; there is no evidence that this rate of possible future global change was matched by any comparable global temperature increase of the last 50 million years.
Climate Myths: Human CO2 Emissions Are Too Tiny To Matter said:Fossil fuels also contain less carbon-13 than carbon-12, compared with the atmosphere, because the fuels derive from plants, which preferentially take up the more common carbon-12. The ratio of carbon-13 to carbon-12 in the atmosphere and ocean surface waters is steadily falling, showing that more carbon-12 is entering the atmosphere.
Finally, claims that volcanoes emit more CO2than human activities are simply not true. In the very distant past, there have been volcanic eruptions so massive that they covered vast areas in lava more than a kilometre thick and appear to have released enough CO2 to warm the planet after the initial cooling caused by the dust (see Wipeout). But even with such gigantic eruptions, most of subsequent warming may have been due to methane released when lava heated coal deposits, rather than from CO2 from the volcanoes (see also Did the North Atlantic’s ‘birth’ warm the world?).
Beautiful and scary at the same time.
As big as those flames are, the area doesn't look like it has burned for a long time. Must be a lot of fuel on the ground.
Hope it doesn't affect your hunting to bad. Stay safe.