Most of the government site only go back to the '60's or 70's for their claims. Climate has been around MUCH MUCH longer than that. They're just trying to scare the bejeezus out of everyone when there is no reason. Fear makes people rely on others for their supposed "safety" i.e. government.Its not record breaking. Not even close.
You gotta dig. Go back 90-100 years and you'll find 10X the burn acres as today.Most of the government site only go back to the '60's or 70's for their claims. Climate has been around MUCH MUCH longer than that. They're just trying to scare the bejeezus out of everyone when there is no reason. Fear makes people rely on others for their supposed "safety" i.e. government.
Canada sees 100,000 square kilometres burned in record-breaking wildfire season
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Published Jul 16, 2023 • Last updated 19 hours ago • 1 minute read
OTTAWA — Canada’s record-breaking wildfire season has now seen 100,000 square kilometres of land scorched as blazes continue to burn out of control across the entire country.
The total area burned is roughly the size of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Michigan combined.
Canada surpassed the record set in 1989 for total area burned in one season on June 27 when the figure totalled 76,000 square kilometres, and communities have faced evacuation orders, heat warnings and poor air quality for months.
The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre says the majority of blazes are now in Western Canada, and British Columbia has the greatest number with 373 active fires.
Based on forecasted conditions, Natural Resources Canada expects the wildfire season will continue to be unusually intense throughout July and into August.
Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair says the good news is that conditions are expected to improve significantly in Eastern Canada.
https://zaza-casino-en-ligne.com/Canada's record-breaking wildfire season has now seen 100,000 square kilometres of land scorched as blazes continue to burn out of controltorontosun.com
I blame Trudeau.
As you should.
Most of the government site only go back to the '60's or 70's for their claims. Climate has been around MUCH MUCH longer than that. They're just trying to scare the bejeezus out of everyone when there is no reason. Fear makes people rely on others for their supposed "safety" i.e. government.
You gotta dig. Go back 90-100 years and you'll find 10X the burn acres as today.
The recent plague of forest fires has heightened climate alarmism. For climate activists with a vested interest in maintaining the narrative that the “planet is burning,” offering a more complex portrait of the situation is more difficult than sticking to the standard line.it is clear that the climate crisis is making wildfires more frequent and intense. However, the wildfire season is not over yet, and there is still a risk of fires in Western Canada.
The activists hope to produce radical and dramatic environmental action, like accelerated carbon taxes — a policy that simply doesn’t fulfill its purpose, especially in a large, northern country like Canada where cold weather and long distances will ensure we continue to be a heavy consumer of energy.No. Explain why we have "wildfire season"?
Clap...clap...clapThe recent plague of forest fires has heightened climate alarmism. For climate activists with a vested interest in maintaining the narrative that the “planet is burning,” offering a more complex portrait of the situation is more difficult than sticking to the standard line.
Activists engaged in systemic exaggeration and the deliberate avoidance of conflicting evidence undercut our ability to understand the issues and thereby prevent informed, responsible action.
Fires occur naturally from lightning and heat. Add inconsistent forest management practices and you end up with a giant tinderbox.
What is missing is a balanced and fair assessment of an obvious truth: a sizable number of forest fires are not related to climate change but, instead, are a result of human activity, such as campfires and ATVs, questionable forest management practices and even arson.
Eco-activists and environmental NGOs want us to believe that there is a climate crisis and that fossil fuels are the cause of virtually all of these fires. Yet recent news stories about the causes of various forest fires suggests that attributing them all to climate change is misleading to say the least.
The activists hope to produce radical and dramatic environmental action, like accelerated carbon taxes — a policy that simply doesn’t fulfill its purpose, especially in a large, northern country like Canada where cold weather and long distances will ensure we continue to be a heavy consumer of energy.
Climate change is happening, although less dramatically than the extreme eco-activists repeatedly say. The assertion, made so blithely and repeatedly, that every forest fire is directly attributable to climate change and that this summer’s fires are a sign of impending doom are simply irresponsible.
As shown in California and Australia, both of which have suffered from intense forest fires in recent years, issues of forest management, over-development of ecologically vulnerable areas and expanded human activity in forested areas play significant roles in the proliferation of fires.
We need to move towards a clear, honest dialogue in our discussion of the recent fires. As a starting point, we need a public conversation about the manipulation of public opinion by interested environmental organizations.
Forest fires are bad enough. Misinformation, deception, exaggeration and wilful ignorance make things much worse, heightens anxiety, prompts inappropriate policy responses and forces the country toward costly and aggressive climate change policies that have a detrimental effect on the economy.
(I’m posting more than a couple of paragraphs and a link, as recently what I can see others somehow can’t due to paywalls)
I abhor the false and misleading information that the public has been force-fed. Government officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, have repeatedly used forest fires to justify increased carbon taxes and aggressive climate change interventions.
I ask the government to stop blaming climate change, to step back from partisan rhetoric and exaggeration, and to look at the complex set of factors contributing to the rash of forest fires.
I doubt I am alone in being fed up with hyperbole and exaggeration. People have lost their homes and their livelihoods. A helicopter pilot and firefighter tragically lost their lives recently. These unfortunate incidents are blamed on climate change. Yet if we continue to blame climate change for the forest fires, Canadians are allowing environmentalist radicals to fool us all.
Let’s opt for honesty, clarity and truth-telling. Climate change is a serious matter, but so are human-induced forest fires. Do not ignore the other human-related factors that contribute to the burning of our forests.
All things come to an end .Ring by ring, majestic banyan tree in heart of fire-scorched Lahaina chronicles 150 years of history
Author of the article:Associated Press
Bobby Caina Calvan and Jennifer Mcdermott
Published Aug 10, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read
Hawaii Fires Banyan Tree
A banyan tree stands along Lahaina town's historic Front Street in February 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. The 150-year-old tree was scorched by a devastating wildfire that started Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, and tore through the heart of the Hawaiian island of Maui in darkness. PHOTO BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT /AP Photo
For generations, the banyan tree along Lahaina town’s historic Front Street served as a gathering place, its leafy branches unfurling majestically to give shade from the Hawaiian sun. By most accounts, the sprawling tree was the heart of the oceanside community — towering more than 60 feet (18 meters) and anchored by multiple trunks that span nearly an acre.
Like the town itself, its very survival is now in question, its limbs scorched by a devastating fire that has wiped away generations of history.
For 150 years, the colossal tree shaded community events, including art fairs. It shaded townsfolk and tourists alike from the Hawaiian sun, befitting for a place once called “Lele,” the Hawaiian word for “relentless sun.”
Ring by ring, the tree has captured history.
The tree was just an 8-foot (2-meter) sapling when it was planted in 1873, a gift shipped from India to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Protestant mission in Lahaina. It was planted a quarter century before the Hawaiian Islands became a U.S. territory and seven decades after King Kamehameha declared Lahaina the capital of his kingdom.
“There is nothing that has made me cry more today than the thought of the Banyan Tree in my hometown of Lahaina,” wrote a poster identifying herself as HawaiiDelilah on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“We will rebuild,” her post said. “And the natural beauty of Maui will be forever.”
Tiffany Kidder Winn, who surveyed the damage in Lahaina on Wednesday, walked by the tree and saw hope in its charred branches. Maybe it will survive, she thought.
“It’s burned, but I looked at the trunk and the roots and I think it’s going to make it,” she said. “It was kind of this diamond in the rough of hope.”
It is said that the Buddha found enlightenment while sitting under a banyan tree, which is a kind of fig.
The enormous tree has many trunks. Aerial roots dangle from its boughs and eventually latch onto the soil to become new trunks. Branches splay out widely and become roosting places for choirs of mynah birds.
It’s unclear what sparked the fire, which quickly raced toward town Tuesday evening. The flames were fanned by brisk winds and fueled by dry vegetation in nearby hills. When the ferocious blaze swept into the historic town, many of the wooden buildings didn’t stand a chance and were quickly turned into heaps of ashes.
“There’s just so much meaning attached to it and there’s so many experiences that everyone has. It’s in the heart of a historic town,” said John Sandbach, who has lived on Maui for nearly two decades.
Sandbach watched from afar as the fire ravaged Lahaina, unable to return home to Maui from Colorado because of flight cancelations. His three children were safe from harm, he said.
There was an outpouring of grief over the loss of dozens of lives from the Maui wildfires, and while the Lahaina community will also mourn the loss of the historic tree, Sandbach is more concerned about what will become of the town.
“The town could have survived the banyan tree burning down,” he said, “but nothing can survive with the whole town burning down.”
— Associated Press video journalist Manuel Valdes contributed to this report from Seattle.
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Ring by ring, majestic banyan tree in heart of fire-scorched Lahaina chronicles 150 years of historyLike the town itself, its limbs scorched by a devastating fire that has wiped away generations of history.torontosun.com
OnlyFans model Mariah Casillas was baring her heart — and body — for victims of the deadly wildfires in Hawaii.torontosun.com
She sounds nice.