Other experts, however, have discounted those claims. Matthew Wielicki, assistant professor of geological sciences at the University of Alabama, argued in a Twitter post Thursday, “There is no causal link between climate change and the frequency or intensity of fires globally and specifically in the USA and Canada.” “Catastrophizing wildfires has become another unscientific piece of propaganda for the climate industrial complex,” he said.
We’re seeing more and more of these fires because of climate change. These fires are affecting everyday routines, lives and livelihoods, and our air quality. We’ll keep working – here at home and with partners around the world – to tackle climate change and address its impacts.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2023
Some have questioned whether this week’s fires were truly accidental and spontaneous, especially after a satellite video posted to social media appeared to show many of the Quebec fires starting at virtually the same time.
“In summary, the number of fires and the total land area burned have significantly decreased over the last century despite an increase in GHG emissions and warming. There is no causal link between climate change and the frequency or intensity of fires globally and specifically in… pic.twitter.com/WwIhRB2MUD— Dr. Matthew M. Wielicki (@MatthewWielicki) June 8, 2023
“Quebec’s ‘wildfires’ all started at the same time. How?” Addison Smith of Just the News asked as he shared the video on Twitter. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Quebec’s “wildfires” all started at the same time. How? pic.twitter.com/qyZaYoVv7t— Addison Smith (@AddisonSmithTV) June 8, 2023