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Opinion

Opinion: Where Climate Change is Concerned History is Irrelevant

Climate change made the floods in the Northeast from Hurricane Ida worse. So proclaimed stories in major media: CNN, The Washington Post, ABC News, and many others. Get used to it scientists and politicians told reporters. “More storms [like this one] are coming more frequently,” the governor of New Jersey opined, “with [even] more intensity.”

Climate Change

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

Photo: A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada. The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated

Wildfires

Cornville Fire and updates on other Arizona Wildfires

Photo: Cornville fire Cornville Fire Current as of 6/13/2021, 5:36:32 PM Incident Type Wildfire Cause Unknown, Under Investigation Date of Origin Sunday June 13th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM Location 2 miles east of Cornville Incident Commander Brian Steinhardt, Prescott NF Incident Description Wildfire Coordinates 34.714 latitude, -111.885 longitude Current Situation Total Personnel 75 Size 1,000

National

Biden declares major disaster in Texas as federal aid flows

Add Mother Nature to the pile of crises on President Joe Biden’s plate. A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and

Local

City of Prescott Mayor Signs Proclamation of Emergency

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli signed a Proclamation of Emergency, related to the snow event which is currently underway in Prescott.  The proclamation is in accordance with ARS 26-311, and allows for the City to seek reimbursement if and when a State or Federal Emergency or Disaster Declaration is made. The snow event which is currently

State

Forecast calls for drier, warmer winter to follow ‘non-soon’ summer

State and federal weather officials are predicting a warmer and drier than normal winter for Arizona, which would come on the heels of the driest monsoon ever recorded in the state. The “non-soon” summer followed by a La Niña winter could spell trouble for water resources and wildfire conditions in a state already gripped by

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