Forest fires in the northern semi-deserts.
Help wanted. …
Contributing to actual theories instead of being distressed about nonsense is generally a good way to start some research.
(Next to asking divine help that is.)
Most people seem to be content with the idea that glowballs is all down to oil production. While it is true that gas flares in regions LPG is not collectable is wrong, nobody is going to stop the rich and powerful doing what powerful rich people do.
Also nothing can be done about forest fires in the northern semi-deserts. But we might try to understand them:
First of all denaturing a landscape changes the climate for a while.
If grassland burns, damage is only for a year or two depending on overall climate cycles. And can be considered as part of the natural annual cycle.
When a forest burns it can change things for decades. It is still natural but water depletion and draining wells IS a contributing factor.
It appears that the Canadian and Russian northern forests have been burning a lot recently and it also seems to correspond with Arctic ice levels.
I just don't know how to go into all the data on the subject; so am limited to popular articles from Earth Observatory. Maybe some on here will be interested in finding out more?
When a forest burns, the spring weather changes from scotch mist and tree-top dust devils where the snow lies undisturbed late into spring. It changes into open snow fields. And when it rains or the snow melts it is a virtual land-slide into the sea.
Not only does ice go straight in unimpeded but carries away with it all the loose lying soil exposed with the burning of the leaf litter.
The Arctic must therefore darken in spring until the silt falls below significant depth. God knows what that does to the layers of different heat and salinities in the ocean.
Meanwhile in the scars and strips between bogs and marshes, where the dry regions have become open field or desert, the snow fall will change the regional reflective index.
No longer leaf insulated from the sun, the ground reflects direct sunlight back into the upper atmosphere as far as cloud height. (If any.)
Once all the open tundra is gone, large herbivores will starve or move, or eat the bark on remaining trees. "Ring bark-ing" will kill more trees in low predator zones than where the wolf and bear population is good.
Fortunately there aren't too many people living in Alaska and maybe the Canadian wildlife has better management. I don't know. All out war in the lower latitudes has contributed known amounts to climate change. Think of the DustBowl of the 1930's that was a very long time before oil burning became the ogre it is said to be these days.
My difficulty now is getting hold of drought data. More especially since I have a great antipathy towards climate data centres. Anyone know how I can compare ice levels with Taiga conditions?
It's beyond me at the moment.