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#Floods and #wildfires are both subject to regression to the tail. The same holds for #droughts, #hurricanes, #landslides, #icemelt, #sealevelchange, and other phenomena closely related to the climate crisis. Image
This tells us that understanding regression to the tail and how to mitigate its specific manifestations for climate will be key to mitigating the climate crisis.
Here it is worth remembering that regression to the tail for the climate crisis will be just as indifferent to human ignorance and folly as regression to the tail is for covid-19.
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The notion of the ‘Wildland-Urban Interface’ or ‘WUI’ is messy and problematic. It has actively shaped the fire exclusion and suppression paradigm. Why do we still use it? What are some alternative framings? Some early morning thoughts below #wildfires
We’re slowly progressing from a colonial understanding of the ‘wilderness’ to indigenous practices of stewardship. Looking into our climate future, there can be no ‘wildland’. We now understand the need to actively steward the land & this includes living with periodic ‘good’ fire
Megafires in recent years have gone way past ‘interface’ boundary designations, burning through entire towns and urban centers. Where is the ‘interface’ exactly?
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Smoke & #AirPollution across South America from active #wildfires #openburning, especially in S Brazil & N Argentina, in #CopernicusAtmosphere forecasts of aerosol optical depth⬅️, total column carbon monoxide↗️ & surface PM2.5↘️ atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/ ImageImageImage
#CopernicusAtmosphere GFAS #opendata for Amazonia Legal & Mato Gross do Sul🇧🇷 showing daily total intensity since 1 August & estimated carbon emissions since 1 July. Generally similar to 2019 Pantanal fires increasing MGS data in recent days. Image
#CopernicusAtmosphere GFAS data for Argentina🇦🇷, Bolivia🇧🇴 & Paraguay🇵🇾 since 1 July Image
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#SCOTUS up first.

What does Trump mean Democrats didn't have the election with #MerrickGarland?

@BarackObama was in the White House!

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
.@JoeBiden insists should wait on #SCOTUS confirmation & see the outcome of #2020election.

If #Obamacare / #ACA struck down, what happens? Women's rights fundamentally changed.

Not appropriate before election.

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
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Latest @CopernicusECMWF Atmosphere Monitoring Service @ECMWF aerosol forecast (dataviz @windyforecast windy.com/-Aerosol-aod55…) shows thick smoke covering western US in coming days based on 28/09 #wildfires #AugustComplex #ZoggFire #GlassFire #ShadyFire #RedSalmonComplex
Updated monitoring of #CaliforniaFires with #CopernicusAtmosphere GFAS daily total #wildfire radiative power #opendata confluence.ecmwf.int/display/CKB/CA… showing incredible 6 weeks of activity >> 2003-2019 mean. Hoping that the current increase fails to reach mid-Aug & early-Sept peaks. Image
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We swung by Riverfront Park where there’s a bake sale to raise funds to help people affected by the wildfires. The event was organized by “patriots against racism,” mainly Epilogue Kitchen which has been involved in #BLM organizing. #Oregonfires #santiamfires #oregon #wildfire
The bake sale sold out after 1.5 hours. They are still handing out free masks & anti-racism info, plus registering people to vote. 100% of the proceeds will go to help with wildfire relief. #oregon #salemoregon #santiamfire #oregonfires #wildfire #oregonwildfires #wildfirerelief Image
Approximately 15 people participated in a “[bike] ride for change.” They flew BLM flags and biked around the park. The event was organized in conjunction with the bake sale, by Rian Gayle, a Black, Deaf community leader. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #BLMprotests #salemor
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Several days of very active Sakha Republic #wildfires (&new September record emissions) in latest #CopernicusAtmosphere GFAS data & huge area of surface PM2.5 #airpollution windy.com/-PM2-5-pm2p5?c… & smoke go.nasa.gov/340kfVh extends from Yakutsk to Laptev Sea & #Arctic Ocean ImageImageImageImage
More info on Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS)➡️ confluence.ecmwf.int/display/CKB/CA…

Images show #CopernicusAtmosphere PM2.5 forecast initialized 00UTC 25/09, valid for 13UTC & Suomi NPP VIIRS🛰️ imagery at ~13UTC on 25/09

atmosphere.copernicus.eu
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#ClimateChange Increases Frequency of #Wildfires Globally: Study

weather.com/en-IN/india/en…

(📸: IANS)
New research adds to the growing body of evidence that #climatechange increases the frequency and severity of fires in many regions of the world.
#Fire weather refers to periods with a high fire risk due to a combination of high temperatures, low humidity, low rainfall, and often high winds.

#climatechange #Wildfires
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#MeltingPoles: Unprecedented Arctic Heat Leads to Second Lowest Sea Ice Minimum this Year

weather.com/en-IN/india/en…

(📸: @NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio) Image
#GlobalWarming is regarded to be the primary reason behind the increasing melting of ice sheets over the two polar regions of the Earth.
This year, however, the warming over the north polar region witnessed a new high with some parts recording up to 10°C warmer than normal temperatures.
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⚠️COVID & WILDFIRE CONCERN—Wildfires can increase #COVID19 death too. Notably Harvard study finds:

📌1 μg/m3 increase in PM2.5 ➡️ 8% increase in COVID-19 death rate.

📌How bad is West Coast #wildfires? 100-400 μg/m3 regularly.

Yes, the math gets brutal.
projects.iq.harvard.edu/covid-pm
2) Notably, here is how much risk increase. The study was done in April before the West Coast wildfires started. Hence their upper Q5 (5th quintile— ie 20% highest values) was only >10.74 and not even the >50-100 values regularly seen today in CA, OR, WA. projects.iq.harvard.edu/files/covid-pm…
3) That said, it’s an ecological study, but well adjusted. And again, they did not have values or PM2.5 in the hundreds like West Coast currently has. So hard to fully extrapolate to that super high crazy range. But we should take the precautionary principle for COVID.
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#ClimateChange #Wildfires or #Arson ?
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Multiple pieces builds a full picture.
Here is an example:

One of these guys goes by
Banks and @Antswiththecuts
His Twitter is now deleted but images from Twitter and Instagram have been captured.
Notice the Antifa Flag folded
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Posts pictures of fires and black clad protesters.
Lives in #Portland
He follows @Cascadianphotog who supplies wat
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#PortlandProtest Related committees share suspect material.
Bottom right corner in image 1 says *Be Water Spread Fire*

•Affiliated groups and people who protest deliver water .

AntswiththeCuts is deliverig water and writes he is gping to set some fires.
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High values of aerosol optical depth corresponding to #CaliforniaFires #OregonFires smoke crossing the North Atlantic to the Norwegian Sea & Scandinavia in the #CopernicusAtmosphere Monitoring Service forecast initialized at 00 UTC on 19/09 atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/ae… Image
Looking ahead to 18 UTC on 20/09 shows smoke aerosol from western US #wildfires crossing northern Scotland & could lead to a spectacular sunset. S UK/N France may also see hazy skies with #SaharanDust @liamdutton @Schafernaker @LucyWeather @Lauratobin1 atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/ae… Image
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🔥 #wildfires ravaging the U.S. West Coast are sending smoke between continents and up to record heights in the atmosphere. This animation shows the spread of organic carbon since Aug. 13. (Thread - 1/8)
This week the smoke has travelled thousands of miles east, turning skies from New York to Washington D.C. hazy and reaching as far as the skies above Britain. On Sep. 16 a thick plume was over Iceland. (2/8) Image
At ground level, he blanket of ash and smoke made the region’s air quality among the worst in the world. 📸Downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (3/8) Image
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😀👋Hello #30days30waysUK. After yesterday's #RespectTheWater enjoying our beautiful coast and rivers safely we now fire up 🔥😉#FridayFeeling and head inland and upland ...
The UK has many stunning areas to discover. Do so safely.
We start with this stunning video @cairngormsnews

#WildFireAware #MoorFire #GrassFire #WildFirePrevention
Wildfires devastate natural areas, threaten lives and livelihoods. You may remember the horrendous Saddleworth #MoorFire. This ITV @GranadaReports tweet takes us back....
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Thick smoke from #CaliforniaFires #OregonFires crossing North America & North Atlantic reaching Iceland & Scandinavia over weekend in latest @CopernicusECMWF Atmosphere Monitoring Service @ECMWF aerosol forecast visualized by @windyforecast windy.com/-Aerosol-aod55… #wildfires
Dark area of smoke aerosol from western US #wildfires over cloud in #TerraMODIS visible imagery for 17/09 go.nasa.gov/3iIPkmz corresponding to area of high AOD in #CopernicusAtmosphere forecast for 09UTC atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/ae… ImageImage
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Little ANT-ifa linked members to #ClimateChange #wildfires

I tried to warn about the Red Green Alliance
Antifa training in the middle east with Is-lamic Extremests

Red = #Socialist Communist Revolutionary Units Antifa etc

Green = Isla-mic Extremests, Black militants ImageImageImage
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What is going on in the US is not grassroots.
This is a well funded and well organized operation.

#AbolishICE
#DefundThePolice
#BLMprotest
#FreePalestine
ALL stated by M•uslim Brotherhood front orgs
Red + green working together to destroy America
With the help of democrats ImageImageImageImage
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This is the thread I did months ago.
Know your ene:mies!

Google: Obama Directive psd-11
It's @JoeBiden and @BarackObama's secret plans to work with terrorist orgs.
Muslim brotherhood (designated terrorist org in a dozen countries. )Hezbollah etc
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I've seen a lot of chatter about collectively using box fans to - for example - clear smoke from the #wildfires... heck I've even had that thought! So last night I did some fast math:

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I live in Seattle suburbs, so we're just going to focus on WA (sorry OR & CA, you're on your own). WA has an area of 71,362 sq miles. Smoke can rise HIGH, but 2km of air should be plenty to breathe, e.g. earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/144658/…
So we need to move... ~1.3e16 cubic feet of air(!)
A typical box fan is rated for 2500 cfm (cubic ft per min), & draws ~100W of power. Under ideal scenarios, that will move an impressive 3.6 Million cubic feet per day! I want this smoke gone, so 1 day is good. That's a gentle to moderate breeze across WA
homedepot.com/p/Lasko-20-in-…
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Ok #academic twitter has anyone seen or done any comparisons between the Dust Bowl's "black blizzards" that reached the east coast and todays wildfire smoke? #envirocrisis #climatecrisis #wildfires #enviromentalhistory
2/4 I can't help seeing connections between the Dust Bowl and today's wildfires. Both can be viewed as climate events, both, in many ways, human caused with environmental causes and mis-management of resources, use of land, etc.
3/4 While each crisis was/is regionally based, each one effected people far beyond the region of origin. We saw people lose their homes, farms in OK, TX, etc during the DB. Now, we are seeing it on the West coast.
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2/George Atiyeh's grandson was out helping douse spot fires last week - I met him in Mill City my second day in Oregon. latimes.com/world-nation/s…
3/ In Mill City, Ore., I also spoke with Stephan Weaver and other volunteers fighting fires who remembered Atiyeh as part of their Santiam Canyon community: latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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⚠️WARNING TO ASTHMATIC PATIENTS—a rise in PM2.5 concentrations of just 10 microg/m3 from wildfire smoke ➡️ 8% increase in asthma-related hospital admissions.

📌PM2.5 surged by >200 mcg/m3 in Portland over just hours on Sept 10. #Wildfires are deadly. buzzfeednews.com/article/petera…
2) Worse, wildfire pollution may exacerbate #COVID19 and flu. How? In Montana, higher daily PM2.5 concentrations during the summer wildfire season have been linked to higher rates of influenza in the following flu season....
3) “It makes sense that wildfire smoke would make people more vulnerable to infection by respiratory viruses because PM2.5 particles damage cells called alveolar macrophages, which are an important line of immune defense in air sacs deep in the lungs...
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