“The number and intensity of wildfires in the Arctic Circle is unusual and unprecedented,” said Mark Parrington, a scientist at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service in an interview with CNN, “They are concerning as they are occurring in a very remote part of the world, and in an environment that many people would consider to […]
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August 3rd, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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[…] https://acflory.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/the-arctic-is-on-fire-amid-hottest-june-month-on-record-mor… ““The number and intensity of wildfires in the Arctic Circle is unusual and unprecedented,” […]
July 29th, 2019 at 3:53 am
Frightening… Climate change and global warming is having devastating effects worldwide! Sharing…
July 29th, 2019 at 11:33 am
Thanks Bette! -hugs-
July 28th, 2019 at 7:43 pm
I’m guessing that mostly our individual Governments have kept the mainstream news from showing this in order to prevent panic. America would do so because it has fostered disbelief in Global Warming and Trump can’t change now. But nobody was prepared for this, fires in the Arctic, never! I hope Australia will show the way before your next fire season and prepare you for record temperatures if they’re due and help in preparing firebreaks in as many areas as possible.
The rest of us deserve some truth and proper instruction on how to prepare for damage if the heat is likely to continue.
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July 29th, 2019 at 11:34 am
You’re so right, David. Climate Change deniers are not only stopping us from avoiding catastrophic climate change, they’re even stopping us from talking about how to mitigate the effects we’re already feeling. 😦
July 28th, 2019 at 5:45 pm
Terrifying! It seems that shortsighted mankind will wake up too late 😦
July 29th, 2019 at 11:36 am
That’s my fear too, Jen. We put so much of our faith in technology to save us, yet we poo poo the science that makes much of that technology possible. It’s insane. 😦
July 28th, 2019 at 4:35 pm
The video wont play for me here, though it does on the source post. It is very worrying and, as the source post says, we generally have more moderate weather here and are unprepared for temperatures such as we have seen.
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July 29th, 2019 at 3:55 am
Link below the video is working, so I shared this article from the original post, Sue and AC.
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July 29th, 2019 at 11:40 am
July 29th, 2019 at 11:39 am
Ugh, sorry about that, Sue. Something about regions messes things up.
Totally agree re the lack of preparedness. We’re used to bushfires here, and summer temps have been rising since I was a kid, so most of us have some way of mitigating the heat. You guys don’t. That puts you in greater danger. 😦
July 29th, 2019 at 3:13 pm
The only person I have ever known with air con in their home is my son… and he only has it in his bedroom because of the effect brain injury had on his body’s temperature regulation systems. A lot of folk are suffering this summer.
July 29th, 2019 at 9:05 pm
I can only imagine. 😦 When I was growing up, we didn’t even own a fan. Aircon is almost a necessity these days. Climate change is starting to feel like something here and now rather than away in the future somewhere. 😦
July 30th, 2019 at 1:26 am
I know it is hard to function in the heat here at the moment.
July 30th, 2019 at 9:14 am
Don’t try to push through it. Heat /can/ kill.
July 30th, 2019 at 3:30 pm
We don’t really get that here either…no doubt we will learn.
July 31st, 2019 at 9:21 am
I hope this summer was still just an unusual spike for you and Europe. Nevertheless, might pay to have some kind of cooling installed. Just in case. 😦
July 31st, 2019 at 9:47 am
It is rather too expensive for many here…including me.
July 31st, 2019 at 11:16 am
Pedestal fans are pretty cheap here. When it’s not too hot, I just turn the fans on and save the aircon for late afternoon when the house really heats up.
Hopefully the worst of the heat is over for your summer. -hugs-
July 31st, 2019 at 5:16 pm
I hope so too… but you can never tell.
July 31st, 2019 at 7:54 pm
Look after yourself. And Ani! -hugs-
August 1st, 2019 at 2:29 am
I will 🙂