BC Forest Fires

talloola
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Probably the last time it was this bad was in 2003, but as I recall, it was near the middle of August when it all got started.

yes, it has been so very dry here on the island, its just not normal. i'll have to do a rain dance,
but seeing that, could drive any rain that was thinking about coming this way, 'the other way'. on
second thought, no, and my neighbours would be very worried about me as well.

still hazy and muggy here today, drives one's energy down.
 
petros
#32
The fat kid. El nino gordo.
 
taxslave
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

yes, it has been so very dry here on the island, its just not normal. i'll have to do a rain dance,
but seeing that, could drive any rain that was thinking about coming this way, 'the other way'. on
second thought, no, and my neighbours would be very worried about me as well.

still hazy and muggy here today, drives one's energy down.

Wash your car.
 
petros
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Wash your car.

Is that still legal in BC?
 
taxslave
#35
Lots of things are not legal. If you have your own water supply it is. I see cars at the carwash in town too.
 
petros
#36
Without that 15.5ft of rain a year life becomes a gamble in paradise. Just wait, things like to balance and in year or two you'll get 25ft for half a decade. Enjoy the dry life. A year or two without swampass won't kill anyone under 60.
 
Mowich
+1
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Smoke from Northern Sask forest fires has made it as far as Boston. Today is far better for clarity. The pic boomer posted of burrard bridge looks nowhere near like what we've seen over the past 10ish days.

This forest fires is the biggest in SK history. The military has been called in to help fight the fire.

6700 evacuees from the LaRonge LaLonge Ile-a-la-Crosse and at least 50 other locations are being hosted in southern SK and AB.

As a social worker in healthcare my wife is racking up huge OT hours and volunteering ontop of that yet. She has even roped me into helping going to buy $700 worth of kids and adult gonch and socks. If you ever have the urge to donate goods to the Red Cross or other disaster relief agencies go with socks and gonch if you want to touch lives.

1200 housed in Regina by the Red Cross were given tickets to yesterday's Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Argos which for most of SK's remote residents was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

On game day Taylor Field becomes Saskatchewan's "5th largest city", a little less than Prince Albert which for most is the biggest city they've ever been to which is usually for healthcare and once year shopping trips.

A bit of sweetness in a very bitter situation.

#Juan, Ihope the six evacuees on the island are okay in their hotel with laundry to keep their gonch and socks fresh as to not stink up the restaurant when eating.

I started watching Regina's news every night to see the latest updates on the fires, petros. It is really heart-wrenching to see this happening. We are used to fires here in La La land - as someone mentioned earlier we burn every year. So far, here in the Heartland we have been very very lucky - a couple of lightning strikes that were put out quickly. Hope our luck holds though with temps sitting at 30' and a forecast of 34' for tomorrow, the threat continues. The bush has been shut down for loggers - too much chance of something sparking and our forests are tinder dry.
 
JLM
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Without that 15.5ft of rain a year life becomes a gamble in paradise. Just wait, things like to balance and in year or two you'll get 25ft for half a decade. Enjoy the dry life. A year or two without swampass won't kill anyone under 60.

15.5'????????????????? What are you talking about? Tahsis? or Port Renfrew?
 
grainfedpraiboy
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Nope. You have me all wrong. We can settle this fairly easily. I'll agree it is warming if you agree it is perfectly fine for it to be warming after 450 years of being the coldest period in 10Ka (10,000 years to the layman).

Do we have a deal?

Nope because I don't believe the current warming trend is 100% natural.
 
Johnnny
+1
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

My parents live in Saskatoon and they say if you go outside, when you come back in you smell like you are around a campfire. Its burning pretty bad in northern Saskatchewan too.

We lost contact with Pinehouse a few days ago. I repeat lost contact .... There was a nasty one burning here yesterday between Mcarthur and Key Lake mines, but the rain last night might have put it out.

We finally got a plane in with food today, literally was one day away from living off the land
 
Glacier
#41
This graph shows the number of fires and the total number of hectares burned each year in BC since online records began in 2002.

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MHz
#42
If BC was to experience a climate change the ground cover would change to match that. What kinds of trees are native to California like weather. Current BC weather would move to the north so some part of the coast of Alaska should become wetter and warmer and snow free for the most part.
That isn't an extinction like change unless you refuse to adapt to the change, for some that means moving.
 
JLM
+1
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by Glacier View Post

This graph shows the number of fires and the total number of hectares burned each year in BC since online records began in 2002.

Sure would be nice to catch the A$$hole that is setting them.
 
Kreskin
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

If BC was to experience a climate change the ground cover would change to match that. What kinds of trees are native to California like weather. Current BC weather would move to the north so some part of the coast of Alaska should become wetter and warmer and snow free for the most part.
That isn't an extinction like change unless you refuse to adapt to the change, for some that means moving.

Disneyland moves to Victoria. Oh wait! Mickey already resides there.
 
damngrumpy
#45
We are in a fifty year drought cycle happens somewhere all the time. The dirty thirties
it was the Prairie and we have had dry spells before. The problem is now we have a
hundred times more people and infrastructure. The climate is constantly changing and
will continue to do so. Middle ages it was cool now its hot soon we will be back int the
cool cycle again.
For those spreading the climate and global warming thing Oh look here come Chicken
Little now.
 
petros
#46
There are several cycles, both terrestrial and solar that sometimes overlap and there are geological events that can happen at anytime.
 
JLM
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

There are several cycles, both terrestrial and solar that sometimes overlap and there are geological events that can happen at anytime.

A lot of it has to do with people having short memories too. The word here is we are in a drought unseen hear in recent times. Back on January 4 we had the heaviest snowfall since 1937.
 
petros
+1
#48
We are experiencing an el nino. It won't be permanent. These fires are all part in parcel of life and death. Life will go on.

At the end of July I thought I was screwed for decent crop. Even my lawn was dead. I went away for two weeks and came home to my lawn 8" and desperate for a cut and grain kernels on the farm filing out nicely. No record crop but I won't be hurting this winter.
 
JLM
#49
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We are experiencing an el nino. It won't be permanent. These fires are all part in parcel of life and death. Life will go on.

At the end of July I thought I was screwed for decent crop. Even my lawn was dead. I went away for two weeks and came home to my lawn 8" and desperate for a cut and grain kernels on the farm filing out nicely. No record crop but I won't be hurting this winter.

In the long run Mother Nature is generally in control. (Might be tough to convince folks in California)
 
petros
+1
#50
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

In the long run Mother Nature is generally in control. (Might be tough to convince folks in California)

We'll get over it.
 
JLM
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

We'll get over it.

We've got nothing to get over!
 
petros
#52
Mulcair said they (fires) were because of Global warming when in Naniamo today.

Does he not know of el nino or is he lying?
 
JLM
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Mulcair said they (fires) were because of Global warming when in Naniamo today.

Does he not know of el nino or is he lying?

I doubt if he was lying.........................you have to know something to be able to lie. Back in the day, Nanaimo was a C.C.F. stronghold, but I'm not sure if that would cut much ice for the N.D.P. today with Mulcair at the helm.
 
petros
+1
#54
He knows. He lied. He is using fear mongering to gain support. Do you think he'll mention global warming when in AB or SK? Justin wasn't stupid enough to mention it the other day. Is Tommy?
 
JLM
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

He knows. He lied. He is using fear mongering to gain support. Do you think he'll mention global warming when in AB or SK? Justin wasn't stupid enough to mention it the other day. Is Tommy?

I think he's like a duck out of water once he goes west of Quebec. I think he figures he can cut ice in AB because Rachel Notley was able to (albeit likely temporarily).
 
petros
#56
Do you think the spite voters will think twice?
 
MHz
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

Disneyland moves to Victoria. Oh wait! Mickey already resides there.

Only as far the daily head count goes and money spent at local businesses.
Actually was promoting getting property near 100Mile Beach on the West Coast would be the place to 'homestead' in that area. Sooke offers a faster line to the open Pacific.
Might have to look at the regs and see if some fishing trawlers can be turned into a Casino/brothel if you go so far out to sea. Both buy tickets and the ladies leave the 'staff' suitable tips that just happens to be what the charge would be if it was legal.

The inner straight would be more like the Bay at SF for how busy it would be.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Mulcair said they (fires) were because of Global warming when in Naniamo today.

Does he not know of el nino or is he lying?

El Nino does heat up the Gulf of Alaska, something else is at work and it is big enough to change the 'local weather'.

 
JLM
+1
#58
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Do you think the spite voters will think twice?

A lot of them won't, they hate Harper on general principals, but they will cancel each other out between Mulcair and Jr. maybe ending up with a 29 - 29 -40 split, and 2% for the Green. It would be interesting to know how Harper has affected them personally!! The oil crash has NOTHING to do with him. It will be interesting for sure.

Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Only as far the daily head count goes and money spent at local businesses.
Actually was promoting getting property near 100Mile Beach on the West Coast would be the place to 'homestead' in that area. Sooke offers a faster line to the open Pacific.
Might have to look at the regs and see if some fishing trawlers can be turned into a Casino/brothel if you go so far out to sea. Both buy tickets and the ladies leave the 'staff' suitable tips that just happens to be what the charge would be if it was legal.

The inner straight would be more like the Bay at SF for how busy it would be.


El Nino does heat up the Gulf of Alaska, something else is at work and it is big enough to change the 'local weather'.

How will the casino/wh*re house fit in with your religious leanings?
 
petros
+1
#59
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Only as far the daily head count goes and money spent at local businesses.
Actually was promoting getting property near 100Mile Beach on the West Coast would be the place to 'homestead' in that area. Sooke offers a faster line to the open Pacific.
Might have to look at the regs and see if some fishing trawlers can be turned into a Casino/brothel if you go so far out to sea. Both buy tickets and the ladies leave the 'staff' suitable tips that just happens to be what the charge would be if it was legal.

The inner straight would be more like the Bay at SF for how busy it would be.


El Nino does heat up the Gulf of Alaska, something else is at work and it is big enough to change the 'local weather'.

Yeah it's called the PDO with an overlapping el nino making it massive. Any questions?

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

A lot of them won't, they hate Harper on general principals, but they will cancel each other out between Mulcair and Jr. maybe ending up with a 29 - 29 -40 split, and 2% for the Green. It would be interesting to know how Harper has affected them personally!! The oil crash has NOTHING to do with him. It will be interesting for sure.

Nobody said they were smart, just spiteful. They have no idea why they don't like him beyond being told to.

Sheeple as Clitford calls them.
 
AnnaG
#60
Yeah, we are used to fires in BC.

Climate's changed some around here. It used to be quite a bit drier. Not as dry as the Okanagan, but drier and it is more humid now, too. We used to get colder winters with a LOT more snow. And in the decades we've been here, the temp has never hit 40C .... except for this year.

As far as I can discover, climates have not changed as quickly as in the past couple hundred years or so. Go figure.

And although California has had longer droughts (keep in mind this one isn't over yet either), ground conditions have not been this dry since the 9th century, apparently. hehe There are folks that actually count tree rings hehe ( California's Worst Drought Ever Is 1st Taste of Future )

Anyways, yup, we have fires around here. The smoke was pretty heavy last night. I'm not sure if that is what woke me or not, but it was sure noticeable.
 

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