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The Fire in Canada Looks a Lot Like Climate Change and That Should Scare You


Environment  (tags: Fort McMurray, Canada, Climate change, Climate Disruption, evacuation, wildfire )

Sheryl
- 1106 days ago - edition.cnn.com
There have been fires in Canada's boreal forest for ages. But scientists and researchers say this fire looks a whole lot like climate change. And that should be alarming for all of us.



   

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Bernadette Porter (173)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 2:12 am
It's definitely scary!! Thanks for sharing, Dandelion!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 2:35 am
Thinking of them all
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 3:24 am
Shared to spread awareness.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 7:22 am
Shared, so sad for the people who are so affected by these fires. Thinking of everyone who has lost their home and belongings. I send prayers and love to everyone.
💕 💛 ✰♥ღ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you always♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ღ♥✰ 💛 💕
 

David C (75)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 7:34 am
thanks
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 7:38 am
i have watched many vids & it really did look hellish!
It's so massive visible from space!

Thanx Dandelion
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 12:25 pm
It's surreal really. Probably the worst i've ever seen. Deforestation+those tar sands just fuelled it more. Really sad. thx Dandelion
 

Freya H (345)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 5:55 pm
Get ready for more catastrophes like this, not just in North America but elsewhere. Rising seas, changing weather patterns - you know what's gonna hit the fan. In the meantime, political firestorms are smoldering.

It's going to be a bumpy ride, folks. Hang on to your hats.
 

Veronica B (34)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 8:25 pm
Scary!!! Thanks Dandelion.
 

Julie P (154)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 10:28 pm
I've been scared for a number of years watching our breakneck race to an unlivable planet. Ask the average person about climate feedback loops and they won't have an answer. As people focus on the economy, and signing more trade deals which will result in increased global greenhouse gases, they don't seem to realize the financial, personal and ecosystem costs. The financial reparation costs alone of extreme weather events are staggering. Two people died in a car accident during the evacuation and I have read they are expecting it will be raging another week, as the only thing that will put it out is a heavy rain storm. How many have to suffer through these tragedies before we collectively take serious action to mitigate climate change?
 

Sandra Ferri (114)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 11:54 pm
Yesterday i saw this terrible disaster in the news and it's very shocking and sad :'(

Thanks for sharing dear Dandelion xoxo
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 11:59 pm
It more than frightens, it terrifies and totally frustrates, as we witness what the 1% had a great hand in creating---the early demise of Earth and all living. It might be possible to globally unite, in solidarity, and remove the corruptors from our systems. Then, earnestly work with scientists, environmentalists and each other to repair, heal, renew. There is so much that needs total repair, environmentally, and this fire is another huge warning. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 1:27 am
Noted
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 1:27 am
Noted
 

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 2:53 am
From what I've seen on the news this fire might double in size in the next coming days - How do you stop this fire when it reaches the oil rich Tarsand fields???
 

Doris F (18)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 3:58 am
scary, poor people & animals, tyfs
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 6:25 am
We can't afford any more of this again
 

Derek Richardson (192)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 6:34 am
So scary.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 6:42 am
Thank you Julie P....we do not have a mainstream media doing it's job. Therefore as there is still a large segment of our population gaining their knowledge for what is taking place in the world from Corporate mainstream media, they are not being well educated and therefore too many people remain ignorant as to the root of much of what we see happening. They get the report of this happening but mainstream media fails to cover much else.
 

Enrico H (7)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 8:20 am
Thx
 

fly b (26)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 8:42 am
The smoke from the fire can be seen across the north western states into Minnesota and further.

From the video footage I saw, I am amazed and very impressed how the people have been acting with enormous cooperation and relative calm, under the circumstances!! All those vehicles, and so much smoke and flying embers, everywhere!! What a calamity!!

"Harrowing dashcam footage captures escape from 'supercharged' Alberta wildfire 'the size of NYC' that can be seen from space, is triggering lightning and has forced 88,000 to evacuate their homes
Dashcam footage capture one man's drive through Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, at 2pm on Wednesday
The sky is dark, embers are flying through the air, and cars are veering from side to side to avoid falling trees
More than 1,110 firefighters are battling 49 wildfires across Alberta - seven of which are deemed out of control
At least 88,000 people have been evacuated and more than 1,600 homes have been torched in Fort McMurray
Alberta has declared a state of emergency and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau branded the situation 'terrifying'."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3575070/Alberta-fire-evacuees-moved-2nd-time-weather-shifts.html

Thank you, Andy, for posting, and Henriette for sharing this link.
 

fly b (26)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 8:43 am
I mean --- Dandelion!!
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 10:11 am
Well we have to take it like it is. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Scott S (14)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 10:43 am
Thanks!
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 12:24 pm
Thanks
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 12:42 pm
I've been Way Beyond Scared for some time now. As the corporate oligarchs responsible for climate change owned the major media Outlets, they are doing everything they can to deny climate change and keep the general public ignorant of what is really happening in this world today.
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 2:56 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 4:30 pm
Sad and scary all at once for all these people in Alberta.
 

Maryann S (112)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 6:05 pm
Scary! Noted & shared. Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday May 9, 2016, 9:13 am
And David Suzuki is a Canadian. So people need to wake up and realize that this DOES apply to them. I think too many people think that this is a concern only for someone else. Best get "real" people. Voices of warning such as David Suzuki have been speaking for years........too few listened, too few paid attention, and certainly too few have done anything about it.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday May 9, 2016, 3:32 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Saw footage of this on the nightly news, and it is horrible. Today's local news said the smoke was as far down as IA now. But, they are hoping for cooler temps and less wind----my heart goes out to all affected.
 

fly b (26)
Monday May 9, 2016, 6:29 pm
It is heartbreaking what these people have been going through, and it is not over, by far.

Alberta wildfires: key facts and figures in a historic disaster – video

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/may/09/fort-mcmurray-wildfires-alberta-canada-video
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 10, 2016, 2:22 pm
I heard on the weather this morning that there was particles from that fire found even here in Florida.
 
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