It’s December and “unseasonal heat” has lead to Israel’s worst natural disaster
Bushfires have killed dozens:
An estimated 13,000 people were forced to flee their homes in northern Israel Thursday and early Friday, as the worst bushfire in Israel’s history raged unchecked for 14 hours, killing 40 people and devouring everything in its path. The fire broke out shortly before noon Thursday on the Carmel hill, southeast of the port city of Haifa, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as “a catastrophe, the likes of which we have not yet known”.
He appealed to Russia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and other countries for help in putting out the fire and by early Friday morning, some 24 firefighting aircraft, as well as other equipment, from countries including Greece, Cyprus, France and Egypt, were mobilising for Israel or were already on their way.
This is after an August heat wave:
The heat wave that Israel has been experiencing this week continued unabated on Friday.
Nahum Malik of the Metrotech weather service said however that temperatures would begin a long-awaited downward turn on Saturday and could reach seasonal averages by Tuesday.
Thursday was the hottest day since the start of the week. Temperatures reached 39 degrees Celsius in Jerusalem (9 degrees above average), 38 degrees in Tzfat, 43 degrees at the Sea of Galilee and 46 degrees in Eilat.
No, nothing to worry about.
Neighboring, non-Isreali, arsonists continue their terrorist attacks.
Read the news, Mike.
And I’m a former volunteer firefighter, understand how fires are started. Without the right conditions, the fires aren’t as intense. Get a clue John.
That’s right, fires in dry conditions burn brightly, fires in wet conditions not so much. And Isreal has only had dry conditions for exactly as long as we have been burning fossil fuels, before that it was wet and forest fires never occured. So fossil fuels are the cause.
(Jee, I’m starting to like just making stuff up, just like a real AGW alarmist)
I remember when Israel was being established, that Australia provided thousands and thousands of eucalyptus trees to create forests. I wonder if they contributed to the problem?
No No it can’t be blamed on the Australians, it can only be blamed on climate change from the burning of fossil fuels. That’s right, drink the kool-aid.
See below Klem..
I wonder, how long can you maintain such sustained cognitive dissonance?
The cause being discussed:
I’ll clarify my view: I don’t think we can attribute these fires to climate change… however:
Israel’s own scientists predicted such events ten years ago:
So, ten years ago they predicted:
– warmer Autumn
– delayed winter rains
– heat waves
– more forest fires