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Postby toucana on August 13th, 2018, 5:35 am 

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A Buddha statue is one of the few things remaining at a burned home on Tuesday in Spring Valley, near Clearlake Oaks in Northern California. | AFP-JIJI

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/08/world/california-battles-18-fires-heading-toward-worst-fire-season-ever/#.W3FO5S_Mzus

LAKEPORT, CALIFORNIA – The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it is only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history.

Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even New Zealand are struggling to curb 18 fires in the midst of a sweltering summer that has seen wind-whipped flames carve their way through national forest land and rural areas, threaten urban areas and incinerate neighborhoods.

“For whatever reason, fires are burning much more intensely, much more quickly than they were before,” said Mark A. Hartwig, president of the California Fire Chiefs Association.

Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures — and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.
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Re: California Burning

Postby toucana on August 13th, 2018, 8:18 am 



An apocalyptic view of the Californian wildfires captured on the dashcam video of an early morning commuter driving southbound on the 405 Freeway into Los Angeles (just north of the Getty Centre turn-off).
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Re: California Burning

Postby Serpent on August 13th, 2018, 11:14 am 

Yeah, so are British Columbia, Ontario (though we had some lucky rain) Portugal, Indonesia....
and everywhere. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/global-maps/MOD14A1_M_FIRE
Guess what! It wasn't a hoax invented by the Chinese.
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Re: California Burning

Postby Braininvat on August 13th, 2018, 11:23 am 

The feedback aspect of all this wood burning is also a concern. Increased CO2 ---> areas with hotter drier summers ----> massive forest fires -----> even more CO2 injected into atmosphere.....
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Re: California Burning

Postby Serpent on August 13th, 2018, 3:34 pm 

...>defoliation...>exposed dark surface to capture sun heat...> water runoff...>flood/drought....
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