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Chile risks repeat of deadly wildfires because of climate change, report says

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By Alexander Villegas

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I hope Chile has a more responsible government that won't deny that climate change is a real problem. It's caused forest fires in Chile, Australia and recently Canada while the USA and Brazil had some derelict dictators denying it all just a few years ago,

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The denial of the rapid warming up of our planet is not good. The planet will soon burn down, the temperature will climb to hundreds of degrees Celsius, and the oceans will boil, as happened to our sister planet Venus. All the bio-mass will be converted into CO2. All this happens because of our addiction to petroleum and to carbon. The petroleum lords and their advocates claim that moving from petroleum wagons to modern electric cars will cause a degradation of our society. I cannot understand why this is so.

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that coastal region of Chile is actually cooling while temperatures are warming inland.

Mother Nature at work.

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Mother Nature at work.

Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change, which is a product of human activity, by definition this would be the opposite of natural.

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Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change, which is a product of human activity

The climate has changed throughout history, and only recently has human activity added to those changes. I still prefer the term Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) to describe the effect of human activity on the climate. To me, "climate change" suggests a more generic idea that includes both natural and human-made causes.

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Mother Nature at work.

Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change, which is a product of human activity, by definition this would be the opposite of natural.

Yes, the title says that, but the text says:

The report found that neither global warming nor the El Nino climate phenomenon drove that recent increase in the HDWI during the fires, as that coastal region of Chile is actually cooling while temperatures are warming inland.

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Don't know exactly what you guys talking about but title merely says there's a risk of repeat because of climate change

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And report explicitly says global warming is not the driver

The report found that neither global warming nor the El Nino climate phenomenon drove that recent increase in the HDWI during the fires,

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Anyway titles nowadays are commonly designed to be clickbaits and are misleading, only idiots will actually make conclusions based on them alone

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Yes, the title says that, but the text says:

And report explicitly says global warming is not the driver

And why cut the quote just before it clearly says:

But that will change with global warming, the scientists said.

"We expect a lot of these fires to happen in the future," Joyce Kimutai, a researcher at Imperial College London's Grantham Institute and co-author of the study, told reporters.

The relationship is clear and will make the events more serious and frequent, so still pretending climate change do not affect the fires is just willfully denying clear scientific facts.

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Hahahaha

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And why cut the quote just before it clearly says:

But that will change with global warming, the scientists said.

But you wrote: "Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change"

But the article clearly says the opposite:

The report found that neither global warming nor the El Nino climate phenomenon drove that recent increase in the HDWI during the fires...

So I guess zibala was correct in saying "Mother Nature at work." Ian was also very much correct.

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So I guess zibala was correct in saying "Mother Nature at work." Ian was also very much correct.

Agreed; nicely and succinctly pointed out.

Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change, which is a product of human activity, by definition this would be the opposite of natural.

As an abundance of other posters here have corrected your mistake I have no further comment.

Well, except you need to read the article, not just the title, to understand what is being discussed.

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But you wrote: "Even the title of the article makes it clear this is due to climate change"

And the phenomenon is, clearly demonstrated as such, which is why the title reflects this scientific consensus.

So I guess zibala was correct in saying "Mother Nature at work." Ian was also very much correct.

Only if you want to ignore the text that disproves this, it can be copy-pasted again without problem

But that will change with global warming, the scientists said.

"We expect a lot of these fires to happen in the future," Joyce Kimutai, a researcher at Imperial College London's Grantham Institute and co-author of the study, told reporters.

Bigger, more frequent and lethal fires are being facilitated by climate change, that is happening now and will increase even more in the future. there is no merit in claiming this scientific fact is wrong and claiming it is only nature at work.

As an abundance of other posters here have corrected your mistake I have no further comment.

Not having any argument above what has been disproved by the quote of the own article means you are actually agreed you can't correct anything because there is no mistake. The title of the article, that reflects the current consensus is clear.

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