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Fires and others disasters increasing in Hawaii, according to data analysis

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By SETH BORENSTEIN, MARY KATHERINE WILDEMAN and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN

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Climate change!

It must be climate change!!

The fires haven't even been extinguished and we know for sure it is climate change!!

"Trust the science" they say! We haven't examined any facts, the basis for science, but....

"Trust the science"!!!

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Trust the science" they say! We haven't examined any facts, the basis for science, but....

There are several facts in the article. Start by reading it before imagining what ‘they’ say.

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Bird viewing webcam shows a tree falling on a power cable with a large spark followed by fire.

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Others disasters? Whose disasters pray tell!

And of course volcanic activity (lava flows) must also be caused by "climate change"...

The fire was obviously tragic with the loss of lives and property, but such an occurrence had been predicted years before due to the neglected fields of (non-native) grasses that grew unabated on the former pineapple fields which themselves had replaced the natural flora. Yes, human activity (including neglect) are partially to blame. That part of the story is fact(science).

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It’s seems the Hawaiian government was more interested in their new green energy projects they didn’t think about maintaining their current infrastructures.

It’s heart breaking to see the videos from the locals describing how FEMA is doing nothing.

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Others disasters? Whose disasters pray tell!

It is included in the article, clearly:

She listed storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.

And of course volcanic activity (lava flows) must also be caused by "climate change"...

That false claim is nowhere in the article, did you even read it? climate related disaster increase have been already proved beyond any reasonable doubt to be related to climate change, but nobody is claiming volcanos are as well.

Yes, human activity (including neglect) are partially to blame

That is not the only explanation why the fires increase, for that the effect of climate (and because of it, climate change) comes into play, as again is written in the article. Since climate change is also a consequence of human activity it means it is also indirectly related to the increase of frequency and intensity of this kind of disaster.

Experts said it shows that the “synergy” between wildfire and other weather extremes, like storms.

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That is not the only explanation why the fires increase, for that the effect of climate (and because of it, climate change) comes into play, as again is written in the article. Since climate change is also a consequence of human activity it means it is also indirectly related to the increase of frequency and intensity of this kind of disaster.

The intensity of the fire increased because of winds generated by a naturally occurring hurricane, as you mistakenly missed that essential scientific fact.

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The intensity of the fire increased because of winds generated by a naturally occurring hurricane, as you mistakenly missed that essential scientific fact.

That does absolutely nothing to refute the fact that several factors (including the intensity of hurricanes) are related to climate change and those factors having a role intensifying fires have been confirmed scientically.

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Could see a large brush fire out by Schofield from the 42nd-floor condo yesterday in Oahu. Below are the Queen's palace and govt buildings and Punch Bowl to the right.

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That does absolutely nothing to refute the fact that several factors (including the intensity of hurricanes) are related to climate change and those factors having a role intensifying fires have been confirmed scientically.

You are off topic.

The fire intensified because of the winds as a result of the hurricane, as is well-known and publicized by the experts.

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You are off topic.

That is completely on topic, the problem you have about this is that you don't want anybody to write it because it contradicts your personal beliefs, even if it goes completely with what the article is talking about.

The fire intensified because of the winds as a result of the hurricane, as is well-known and publicized by the experts

But not ONLY because of that but before several factors that have been affected by climate change, even the hurricane can be argued to be affected by climate change as well.

You make no attempt to argue against this, just claim it is unrelated without giving any reference to support that claim.

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