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Wow....where is the high elevation smoke moving into the Western United States from? The smoke is the hazy slow moving mass moving in from the W/NW This will be a thread explaining what is happening. #azwx #smoke #wildfires2022Russia
This is an image from April 19th, 2022 of large wildfires/other fires from Siberia/Russia. The red dots show hot spots, with at least one large wildfire on the left side of the image. (courtesy of Fire Info for Resource Management System). #azwx #smoke #wildfires2022Russia
Here is a zoomed in image of one of the larger fires from the same day with significant smoke production moving east. #smoke #weather
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The new #IPCC #ClimateReport has fantastic graphics about a number of Impact Risks faced due to the #ClimateCrisis

Join us in the Collapse Discord for more In-Depth analysis of this (and many other) reports. #Collapse discord.gg/JpB5EW92vN Image
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The IPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability was released today. I'm going to go through the executive summary and post some "highlights". #IPCC #IPCCReport

report.ipcc.ch/ar6wg2/pdf/IPC… 2/
- #Dengue risk will increase with longer seasons and a wider geographic distribution in #Asia, #Europe, Central and South America and sub-Saharan #Africa, potentially putting additional billions of people at risk by the end of the century
- A billion people projected to be at risk from coastal-specific climate hazards in the mid-term under all scenarios, including in Small Islands. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
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I was live on @BBCNews last night talking about the language of #climate change. Here's a thread of short clips. First, I was asked to address what we call it: #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming Great to talk with @bbcdavideades!
Then we discussed a great term: #GlobalWeirding. Because human-caused #climate disruption is so much more than warming. It's the increased frequency & intensity of #extremeweather #heavyrain #Heatwaves #Wildfires #drought #flooding and more.
I explained why #greenhouse gases or #GHGs are not a great term for the public and why I prefer heat-trapping #pollution - it explains the mechanism.
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Current #wildfires in #Boulder #Superior #Louisville #Colorado with multiple evacuation orders. Lost the thread, will continue below.
Fire jumping McCaslin, unit reports people trapped between Main Street and Rock Creek in Superior #wildfire
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Hearing 911 calls from people requesting evacuation in #Boulder #Colorado due to fast moving wildfire(s).
Smoke reported 5800 Oxford Road, 55 and Naiwa, S? road and J road, 119 and Arapahoe, ? and East County line (multiple callouts)
House fully engulfed, but evacuated (missed the address), things are intense in #Boulder #Colorado at the moment.
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Thread🧵 | #KansasFires
While working live on wildfires/storms, I frequently discover mapping crossovers to my quake work.
Today I'm tracking yesterday's fires + March 2017/2020 fires & mapping with current/past #Kansas #earthquake swarms + faults. ⬇️👀
#kswx #ksfire #wildfire
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/12/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/12/dai…
Fans Pour Funding—and Faith—Into a Hit Drama About Jesus

wsj.com/articles/fans-…

#entertainment, #movies, #TheChosen, #ChristianThemes
Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?

bigthink.com/thinking/reduc…

#emergence, #reductionism, #science, #philosophy
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🔥 THREAD: global fire patterns 🔥

Recent drought-related #wildfires have underscored how #climate change can increase fire risks regionally.
But various factors (e.g. human ignitions/suppression, vegetation growth) control fire, making regional fire patterns horribly complex!
It's tough to distill all these complexities into general statements, so here's a thread to showcase what 🛰 observations can reveal about 🔥 trends at various regional scales.

I invite you to get lost in the maps that follow and appreciate the complexity in all its glory! 🤘
First up, a basic question: Where do most fires happen?

👇 Plot shows mean annual burned area during 2001-2020, summed within regions and mapped thematically.

(Note: log colour scale)
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Have you read the @LancetCountdown’s new report on health and climate change? Check out @UHF_groups’ key takeaways 🧵👇
1) Climate change is impacting weather, #ecosystems, and human systems. This poses a threat to human #health. For example, young children, older people, and marginalized communities are more susceptible to health risks associated with high temperatures and #heatwaves.
2) High temperatures can reduce the frequency and duration of physical activity. Without #exercise, people are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other #NCDs.
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THREAD: Some interesting uses of the @TwitterAPI to explore #extremeweather events in relation to #climatechange. I found the cognitive dissonance explored in the #wildfires in Australia to hold up based on…developer.twitter.com/en/use-cases/b…
…research that has been carried out. This is where #socialscience can be a leader in engaging with the public. Work that I’m doing now creates spaces for conversations that explore #severeweather risk, focusing on issues of shelter access for those without a range of resources
…we help #communities explore their options, including building consensus on alternative shelter provision, especially where funding is an issue in rural communities. We work with faith groups who have strong #trust and social networks alongside other stakeholders to explore…
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A team of Mila researchers led by Yoshua Bengio, @SashaMTL, @vict0rsch, @alexhdezgcia today launched #ThisClimateDoesNotExist – an AI-driven experience based on empathy, allowing users to visualize the impacts of the #climatecrisis from #GoogleStreetView images.
We invite you to see for yourself on ThisClimateDoesNotExist.com to visualize the impacts of the climate crisis on the places you hold dear.
The site uses #GANs designed by Mila researchers that generate vivid renderings of environmental impacts, namely #floods #wildfires and #smog
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#BREAKING
First #Fire, now water: #Storm hits Greek island #Evia

Dubbed #Athena by #Greece meteorologists, the storm caused "huge damage" to the road network near the coastal villages of Agia Anna & Psaropouli, a regional official said
#BreakingNews
#Evia
Dozens of homes have flooded ... torrents burst their banks (even though) the rain only lasted a couple of hours. This is a sign of a very tough winter to come," deputy central #Greece governor for Evia George Kelaiditis told the channel. #Storm
#Evia #Greece
There were no immediate reports of people trapped in homes or cars, he added.

#Wildfires in July and August ravaged the islands of Evia and Rhodes as well as forests to the north and southeast of #Athens, & parts of the Peloponnese peninsula. ImageImageImage
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1. Firefighters in California are in a desperate battle to defend giant sequoias

Like glaciers or coral reefs, it is another example where climate change threatens some of the most beautiful sights on our planet.

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#Sequoia #wildfires #California #ClimateCrisis
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2. The changing climate changes the planet, including some of the most beautiful sights that you may see in your lives.

From the magnificent glaciers in the mountains to the coral reefs in the oceans, we destroy the most iconic examples of nature.

theplanet.substack.com/p/firefighters…
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3. I remember how amazed I was in the 1990s when seeing some of these enormous trees in California.

Standing on the forest floor and looking up, they seemed to grow into infinity.

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#nature #forests #SequoiaNationalPark #California #hiking
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Hotshots Ryan Almond (center) and Sam Unterbach (left) use drip torches to fight the #CaldorFire with fire.

They're with the El Dorado Hotshots, one of several crews who lit the unburned forest behind homes in Meyers on Tuesday after the fire jumped 89.

More photos👇
It's not just the people with drip torches.

The whole hotshot crew gets involved with hand / power tools.

Sawyer Julain Mautz readies his chainsaw to help protect the homes near this #CaldorFire firing operation.
The wind came in sooner than anticipated in this part of Meyers near Apache Ave & Ottowa Dr on Tuesday.

The crew was already well underway with the firing operation.

They quickly decided they had to burn more forest faster before the wind lit it for them.
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We have a #ClimateCrisis that demands Action.
@MichaelEMann @GretaThunberg
@KHayhoe
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It's not your imagination. Weather and climate disasters have been getting more frequent since the '70s
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#ClimateCrisis
amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/01…
Region by region, the US is facing compounding disasters from hurricanes, wildfires, floods, heat waves, and drought.
#ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency

3/ cnn.com/2021/08/31/us/…
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There's a striking parallel between efforts to fight invasive species that cause #wildfires on one hand and the effort to get people to wear masks and get vaccinated on the other.
In both cases, the individual's "right" to do something stupid directly threatens everyone's well being.

There's no good reason to plant invasive non-natives, but people do it because they either don't know better (misinformation/ignorance) or because they just don't care.
In the same way, wearing a mask isn't hard & vax is free & relatively accessible. But a huge swath of the US has refused to do so.

I feel like the common thread is that people are so beat down and convinced they have no impact that they truly don't believe their choices matter.
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I'm very cautious about effectiveness of aircraft on #wildfires -- they are fantastic under certain circumstances, and just a huge waste of money in others. Was able to watch the air show streaming on #Airola fire this afternoon and took some screenshots for an explainer. 1/10
First, the set up for an airshow on this fire was basically ideal. Why?
➡️ Minimal wind and excellent visibility
➡️ Terrain was perfect for approach and drops
➡️ Top of the ridge was a grass-covered lava cap
➡️ Columbia airport 2 min away for reload
➡️ Reservoir RIGHT THERE
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Retardant works best in light fuels where it can penetrate all the way to the surface, and where the flames will reach the pink line before it dries out. A fast-moving fire in grass is perfect. Here, the line in the grass stopped the fire's forward progress on the lava cap. 3/10
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We often hear politicians say "all vehicles in California should go electric." Many people too parrot this w/o much thought.

I agree that EVs drawing power from clean sources should be a major part of our future.

How realistic is it that ALL vehicles will go electric?

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There are 26 million registered cars in California. dmv.ca.gov/portal/uploads…

According to the same DMV statistics, that number (unfortunately!) increases by ~1.7% per year.

So let's say there will be about ~29m cars in CA by 2030.
There are various estimates for the annual charging needs for EVs. (This is like the EV equivalent of Miles Per Gallon).

The Federal Highway Administration (and solar companies) estimate the annual need per EV is 4000 kWh.

news.energysage.com/how-many-panel…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/11/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/11/dai…
A Machine-Generated View of the Role of Blood Glucose Levels in the Severity of COVID-19

frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…

#GlucoseLevels #COVID19 #MachineLearning #models #analysis
Internet Archive’s Modern Book Collection Now Tops 2 Million Volumes

blog.archive.org/2021/02/03/int…

#InternetArchive #BookCollection #volumes
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Europe #wildfires - live 🔴

- Deadly blazes sweep across Turkey, Italy and Greece
- Tourists evacuated from beach destinations

independent.co.uk/climate-change…
Wildfire in western Greece forces village and beach evacuations

independent.co.uk/news/wildfire-…
Italians flee towering clouds of smoke and flames - follow live

independent.co.uk/climate-change…
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Fire has dominated the news cycle recently for good reason. People have died. A BC community destroyed, thousands are evacuated, and the sky is once again filled with smoke. This is beyond a crisis and we need to respond with urgency. #bcpoli #Wildfires🧵
news.ok.ubc.ca/2021/07/29/sci…
In a white paper (link above) collaborators and supporters lay out the problem: our current strategies for landscape management and fire suppression are no longer sustainable or effective. We need to proactively mitigate wildfire risk and we need to act now. So what is at play?
1. Decades of aggressive fire suppression and landscape management have made our forests more vulnerable. The 'fire deficit' and increased fuel loads are putting our communities at risk:
nature.com/articles/s4146…
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Some morning thoughts about #wildfires and forest management in #bcpoli:

About a month ago I started playing drop in soccer again.

My first night there, there were three guys I didn’t know, talking about setting wedges + other things I know to be associated with falling trees.
I asked them if they were arborists, or if they worked in the forest industry.

They said neither, they are forest fire fighters on the local crew. This was a couple days before the heat dome, and we talked about how busy they expected fire season to get in the coming weeks.
They haven’t been at soccer since, and, as there are mercifully fewer fires here on the Island, I assume that’s because they are redeployed to the interior, where hundreds of fires are raging.

#BCPoli #BCWildfires
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