Forest Fires


Girth
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Has anyone experienced poor air quality from the forest fire in the Pacific United States? It looks like the air quality in Vancouver is very low. They have also arrested a pair of meth heads responsible for setting some of the fires. It turns out nearly 80% of the fire damage has been caused by arsonists.

People suck.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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#2  Top Rated Post
Arsonists and morons doing a gender reveal.
 
pgs
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Greenies keeping the narrative of bigger forest fires going . The air quality sucks .
 
bill barilko
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Went outside this AM but probably staying in for the rest of the day it's Really Bad even close to the ocean.
 
taxslave
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SUcked so bad this AM we couldn't even put the boat in the water. Like a thick, stinky fog bank. I wonder if the arsonists are going to be forced to pay the carbon tax on all that fire?
 
petros
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Oregon prepares for 'mass fatality incident' as fires continue to ravage West Coast
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...l_nbn_20200912
Vancouver and Portland were listed as having the worst air quality on Saturday because of the smoke from the wildfires in the U.S.
https://vancouversun.com/news/vancou...S_HeadlineNews
Too close for comfort.
Seems to be a lot of arsonists protecting the forest from logging. Should be a hanging offence.
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Seems to be a lot of arsonists protecting the forest from logging. Should be a hanging offence.

where do you get that idea??
duplicate thread:
http://forums.canadiancontent.net/sh...70#post2874070
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Has anyone experienced poor air quality from the forest fire in the Pacific United States? It looks like the air quality in Vancouver is very low. They have also arrested a pair of meth heads responsible for setting some of the fires. It turns out nearly 80% of the fire damage has been caused by arsonists.
People suck.

No, no your wrong it's because of climate change just ask the experts /s

U.S. wildfires should serve as warning for B.C., says UBC forest scientist

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As smoke from the U.S. wildfires blanketed the Metro Vancouver skyline in an orange haze over the weekend like something out of a science fiction film, a UBC scientist warned B.C. needs to be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Scientists have been saying the wildfire seasons will get worse because of the climate crisis for a decade, and now “we’re witnessing it,” said Lori Daniels, a forest and conservation sciences professor at UBC.

“What we all anticipated was coming in the future is the reality right now,” said Daniels.

Much of southern B.C. is still considered a “high” risk for wildfires, with pockets of “extreme” fire danger, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service.

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“So they have record high temperatures, they have record droughts that has been building over many years, and now they have the Santa Ana coming and that’s the trifecta of conditions for extreme fire.”

Climate change is causing trees to die because of extreme heat and drought, which also stress the trees and make them vulnerable to insects, such as the bark beetle in California or the pine beetle here in Canada, said Daniels.

“Millions of trees have died in California and that became the fuel for today’s fires.”

In Canada we are not treating climate change as the crisis that it is, she said.

“We are not meeting our targets, so we have problems at the national level, provincially, and even at the individual levels. We should be doing everything we can to reduce our carbon impact on the environment.”


She also said individuals with community support should be fire smarting their properties to make them more resistant to fire, and there still needs to be wildfire resistance plans in every community.

Daniels advocates for transformative change in the way B.C. manages its forest. That means less maximizing profit and short-term costs, such as no clear-cutting and planting more broadleaf trees even though they are not as profitable as tree that produce lumber, but in the long term it will be more sustainable for forest management.

Another big short-term cost that communities struggle with is fuels mitigation, or clearing out the debris and dead wood so that the fire is less intense and easier to control.

Daniels argues the province should be spending money on wildfire preparation in the same way it has spent billions in seismic upgrades to schools, roads, and bridges to keep people safe during a catastrophic earthquake.

Nancy Pelosi hosts virtual G7 summit with world leaders: 'The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time'


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the parliamentary leaders of the G7 countries issued a joint declaration Saturday warning, "the climate crisis is the existential threat of our time."

Pelosi, D-Calif., hosted the virtual summit with her legislative leader counterparts from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The purpose was to devise a strong international response to climate change, and address health and economic disparities.

"The climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, jeopardizing the health and well-being of every family in every community around the world," Pelosi and the world leaders wrote in their joint declaration. "Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in 2020 are among the highest averages ever recorded. The planet suffered through the second hottest year ever in 2019."

"As the Earth heats up, climate-related impacts, including heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and flooding, are worsening," they added.

Saturday's summit was to include virtual appearances from U2's Bono, the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, former Obama administration Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Pelosi and her fellow legislative leaders agreed that climate change and the coronavirus pandemic require a robust government response as does environmental justice for economically vulnerable and frontline communities.

"Climate policy can end the perpetuation of systemic inequalities," the leaders wrote in their joint statement.

Pelosi, who links the raging wildfires on the West Coast to climate change, already said she plans to make climate legislation an early agenda item if Joe Biden and Democrats win in November.

"It is absolutely a priority," Pelosi said.

 
taxslave
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And yet this has been one of our wetter summers. What happens when facts do not fit the dogma?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

And yet this has been one of our wetter summers. What happens when facts do not fit the dogma?

You pass a law making it illegal to teach facts. See State v. Scopes, Tenn. 1925.
 
petros
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Darwinian Adaptive Evolution is fact or a working theory?
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

And yet this has been one of our wetter summers. What happens when facts do not fit the dogma?

You can see from the learned professors remarks . Ignore the facts and double down .
 
petros
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Crisis even though dendrology says 40 year droughts in California are histotically common.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

You pass a law making it illegal to teach facts. See State v. Scopes, Tenn. 1925.

Scopes Monkey trials? Even that was a step up from a couple hundred years before when religious fanatics burned people at the stake for not following the accepted dogma.
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Arsonists and morons doing a gender reveal.

So...was it a Boy or a Girl or a Ze or a Zir or one of the other 68 Pronouns?
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Scopes Monkey trials? Even that was a step up from a couple hundred years before when religious fanatics burned people at the stake for not following the accepted dogma.

Now they just yoink the funding out from under those that question the accepted dogma.
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Arsonists and morons doing a gender reveal.

Smoke color? Name a color & I'll guess at the Gender!!
Last edited by Ron in Regina; 1 week ago at 07:20 PM..
 
taxslave
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Male or female. 50% chance of being right.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in Regina View Post

Now they just yoink the funding out from under those that question the accepted dogma.

And when the other party (whatever your local "other party" is) gets into power, accepted dogma changes.
 
Dixie Cup
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

And yet this has been one of our wetter summers. What happens when facts do not fit the dogma?

Facts don't mean anything so it'll be ignored, especially since there have been 4 (that I've heard of) people charged with arson - must be due to climate change!
 
Twin_Moose
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Activist with a match for the greater good
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Facts don't mean anything so it'll be ignored, especially since there have been 4 (that I've heard of) people charged with arson - must be due to climate change!

But it wasn't their fault. Trump made them do it.
 

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