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Northern Canada Is On Fire, And It's Making Global Warming Worse

Environment  (tags: globalwarming, climate-change, wildfires, northern Canada, world, weather, nature, politics, ecosystems, environment, destruction, protection, pollution, habitatdestruction, habitat )

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Wildfires have burned six times as many acres as normal this year in the Northwest Territories.

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Roger G (154)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:36 pm
noted, thanks

Charles Gillard (10)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:40 pm
Feedback loop is right!

B Lewenza (76)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:53 pm
Noted Thanks for sharing Cal They have been taking a beating up there in the last 3 to 4 years. Between excessive snow, rain, flooding and massive forest fires I don't know how these people cope up there. Very sad about the loss of the forests and I'm sure wildlife as well.

David F (14)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:59 pm
That's why i prefer terms like "Climate Disruption" over "Global Warming" -- for don't let yourself be fooled by (the semingly slight rise in) average temperatures, the REAL fun comes from the rise in EXTREMES of weather, extremes in all dimensions, whether heat, cold, fast changes, droughts, rainfall(per time; and esp. exactly where and when they're needed least), storms, lightning, etc. and EXTREME follow-up events, like floods, wildfires, ...

"Instead of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, this new generation will know Blizzard, Flood, Heat and Fire." -- "New seasons with new names" by Roger Ebert (2013)

David F (14)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:04 pm
> 250,000 acres
er how much in anatarian fathoms is that ?
IAANM: ~ 1000 km** in more reasonable unity


David F (14)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:08 pm
> for every 1.8 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperatures, wildfire activity is expected to double.
= interesting (except for th idiotic unit) , goes into my little list:

1 degree(C) of 'GW' (=increase in average global surface temperature) ==
~ doubling of wildfire activity
~ 45% increase in thundercloud-heads
~~ 100% increase in number of Hurricanes (formed in tropical Atlantic) (and they get more powerful, too)
~ 5-15 % increase in global rainfall with simultaneous increase in drought regions
... .. . .. ...
2 degree of GW == ~2 times that plus probably a bit more
6 degree of GW == ~6 times that plus (certainly) some more

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 12:48 am
One has to wonder how many of these fires are started deliberately by criminals.

Athena F (131)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:19 am

Tanya W (65)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:32 am
Sadly noted! I always say that those fire bugs should be made work in animal centres and burn units in hospitals to see what inhumane actions they have caused &:inflicted on innocents! Our planet is warming way too quickly. It is not only the polar caps melting but the oceans expanding and rising up to 9,metres according to news report on our television yesterday.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:56 am
Sadly noted, ty Cal.

Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:05 am

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:35 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx

Arlene C (42)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:49 am

Gail Ring (89)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 4:08 am
noted.. very sad.. lets hope that they will be able to get on top of this

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 5:16 am
Save our trees and homeland

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 5:19 am
I thought we all agreed to call it climate change?

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:44 am
Thank you

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:31 am

David C (131)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 11:17 am
its the extreme temps more than the average which cause destruction, and the feedback loops are only getting stronger it seems.........some days I am depressed about the health of the planet for the future, but I will not give up hope........keep care2ing and using your butterfly credits to offset co2, protect rainforest, plant trees and do any/all the good things we can....

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 12:33 pm

Theresa Robinson (79)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:56 pm

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:14 pm
Heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing Cal.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:24 pm
So sad. When will people ever understand how much these fires destroy???? Thanks Cal

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 2:30 pm
Noted, Cal. That's too bad.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:45 pm
Noted. I hope they are brought under control soon.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:11 pm
Noted and read with thanks Cal. Living in Alberta, for a week we had a thick haze from the forest fires, and people here were warned about the air quality. The temperature in the Yukon was very close to +40C, also
very high temperatures in the NWT and North Eastern B.C. At the same time there was a very big forest fire in Banff National Park, started by a lightening strike, and part of the park may have to be closed down for awhile. While our temperatures were at a high, just south of the border in Montana, and down a few more states were getting weather that was very cool for this time of year at 40F.

Millie O'Connor (148)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 11:02 pm
N & S. Thanks, Cal.

reft h (66)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 12:44 am
I just drove 6 hours north of where I live and the amount of smoke was shocking. Couldn't see the mountains, just like a very foggy day but it was smoke, all the way. Driving at night, the moon, when I was able to see it, looked red. Never saw a red moon before, that was rather interesting.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 1:04 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Cal.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 3:44 am
TY Cal.

Karen S (0)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 4:37 am

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 12:25 pm
Thanks Cal! I really wish those using the Global Warming threat to line their pockets would be honest with people and let them know this has been going on for eons! All they are trying to do is scare people and it's working because some of them actually believe this is something that's never happened before.

Lynn S (235)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 11:31 pm
You're right Carol D . . . some believe that this has never happened before, but it has. The trouble is we didn't do anything about it before. Now we know more but the corporations are still suppressing the science so that they can rake in more money.
Look what is happening in Siberia, Russia. Methane leaks! These leaks pose problems with Arctic ice melt and climate change. Add on to that, volcanic winters if people like Taylor Haynes is elected governor of Wyoming. He plans to allow oil and gas drilling in Yellowstone National Park which would be more disastrous than we could ever imagine, Yellowstone is the site of a supervolcano

And for those that have not seen this petition, please sign Say No to Drilling in Yellowstone National Park!

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 25, 2014, 12:22 am
We must All do evertthing we can to fight Global Warming.
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