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California’s largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Stevicus

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    `California's largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West (apnews.com)

    The nation's largest fire is currently in Oregon.

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    Looks like a whole cluster of fire incidents in the Northwest.
     
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  2. Twilight Hue

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    It's going to keep happening until we more resemble deserts of Southern California and Mexico. Tragic loss.
     
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  4. Jose Fly

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    That's why some of the climatologists I've spoken with have said what we're seeing in much of the west is not drought; it's aridification.
     
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  5. sun rise

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    Another phrase for that is, of course, CLIMATE CHANGE. And from what I've read it was correctly predicted based on the increasing CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

    Are ostrich heads going to come out of the ground now or will we see cooked ostrich?
     
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    Years: 2018 Camp Fire. 2019 massive fires in CA. Now 2021 and the northwest is on fire.
     
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    Well yeah, that's what's driving it. The point was, we can't think of this as a drought.

    At this point, the ones still denying global warming are those who are so deep in denial, they'll never accept it.
     
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    Our grandson lives in Hillsboro Oregon, not sure the distance from the fires.
     
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    Pretty far. The big one is a couple hours SouthEast of there. The closest one is an hour SE but it's tiny. There's about five fires going on right now, but just one super massive one down South-Central.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Tragic indeed, those forests are beautiful.... but the Sonoran and Mojave deserts are my favorite places on earth, so at least there is an upside.
     
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    I hope that people, zoning officials, & building code
    officials learn more about how & where to build.
    They needn't endure such loss. It also puts fire
    workers in danger because of the need to rescue
    people & buildings.
     
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    There have been similar discussions and issues here (Australia).
     
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    Moths to a flame. Literally.
     
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    Alas, those big stands of kindling are very attractive.
     
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    That would be nice. But the capacity of people to put their fingers in the fire, get surprised at the pain and then reinsert their fingers in the fire again expecting something different never ceases to amaze me.
     
  17. Twilight Hue

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    I think attachment to the land itself can override risk for some. Even if it's life and property. Again and again, over and over.
     
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    Sort of like those homeowners who build and rebuild their homes on the beach in a hurricane zone.
     
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    Dixie Fire Burns Through Historic Greenville, Calif. (msn.com)

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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    What happened with the goats?
     
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