Hey east coast friends, just a quick friendly note (🧵) on the wildfire smoke.

First, I'm sorry your air is full of smoke. Seriously. It's terrible and I hope you're doing what you need to do to protect your lungs and the lungs of your loved ones. Take good care. Truly.
Second, please also take care of how you talk about the hazy skies. Your wonderment about it is our dread here in the West. Your curiosity is our constant fear. We live every day for months fearing the winds will shift, the fires will rage, and the smoke will come.
It's terrible that y'all are dealing with 150+ AQIs. That's seriously dangerous for so many folks.

Now, multiply that by 3 or more. That's what our AQI was last September (...at least. Hard to know exactly, given that it literally went off the scale at various points.).
This isn't a competition and I hope you don't read it as such. But it is a reminder to take care to recall folks' trauma around fire and smoke out here. It's real and it's not going anywhere.
If you want to read a bit more, here are a few great pieces from folks out west on smoke and fire "season":
.@Emma_Marris: The West Has Never Felt So Small
Lindy West: We're Choking on Smoke in Seattle nytimes.com/2017/08/09/opi…
.@sarahlovescali: All the right words on climate have already been said niemanlab.org/2021/06/all-th…
We've been lucky so far this summer here in Portland, at least when it comes to smoke. But it's only a matter of days, I'm sure.

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