Number Of Global Wild Fires Trending Down Since 2003. Northern Ocean Heat Content Drops Since 2010

Dr. Sebastian Lüning recently started his own weekly YouTube videos on climate news in German: Klimaschau.

Global wild fires on the decline 

In his latest video the veteran geologist looks at wild fires worldwide and the CO2 they emit. He reports that both have been decreasing.

Citing the results of the European Copernicus satellite atmosphere monitoring service (CAMS), total wildfires globally have fallen steadily, along with their corresponding CO2 emissions:

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The European agency credits better forest management and prevention practices.


According to Lüning: “The encouraging global trend to steadily less wild fires contradicts the increasingly alarmist media reporting on individual wildfire catastrophes.”

Northern Ocean Heat Content falls

Also later in his Klimaschau, citing data recorded from the University of California in San Diego measurement buoys, Lüning reports the northern ocean (55°N to 65°N) heat content has fallen.

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The data stem from 4000 ARGO buoys, 0 – 1900 meters depth. The cooling was focused in the North Atlantic. Lüning points out, however, that the overall measured heat content worldwide has risen.

Impact on Arctic sea ice? 

Though Lüning does not go into what impact this could have on Arctic sea ice, it will certainly contribute to slowing down, if not arresting or even reversing, sea melt in the Arctic.

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