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[Damn] Global Warming Fights Back: Burns Down Ft. McMurray, Canada

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Cohete Rojo, May 5, 2016.

  1. Cohete Rojo

    Cohete Rojo Contributing Member

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    The entire city is going to burn to the ground. Video in link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-wildfire-fortmcmurray-idUSKCN0XU2D8

    [rQUOTEr]Unrelenting fire forces more evacuations in Canadian oil sands region

    A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland.

    The uncontrolled blaze, which has consumed swaths of the city, has shut some oil production in the area, driving up global oil prices and affecting projects and pipelines across the heavily forested region.[/rQUOTEr]

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  2. jev5555

    jev5555 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    We are a legion of 7 billion fleas, OP. And the earth wants to be dipped. Let the earth die.
     
  3. geeimsobored

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    This is rather terrifying. Its been a while since a wildfire actually wiped out an entire city. Fort McMurray is going to get completely wiped out at this rate and it wont take very long. The airport, for example, is literally in the process of burning down right now.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FortMacFire?src=hash">#FortMacFire</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ymmfire?src=hash">#ymmfire</a> Appears to be at Fort McMurray Airport ... here's the webcam from last 6 hours until now <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ymm?src=hash">#ymm</a> <a href="https://t.co/bPnTakuJts">pic.twitter.com/bPnTakuJts</a></p>&mdash; Eric Zerkel (@EricZerkel) <a href="https://twitter.com/EricZerkel/status/728022842227367936">May 5, 2016</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  4. percicles

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    Aren't there a sh-t ton of Muslims there?
     
  5. Cohete Rojo

    Cohete Rojo Contributing Member

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Fym6X-JvEOs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Rimrocker what's the status?
     
  7. KingCheetah

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VAraRmol9Eg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  8. Mr. Brightside

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    Did they catch the arsonist? Or at least have any leads? It's unfortunate a whole town has to burn down due to criminal mischief.
     
  9. hotballa

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    i thought the culprit was global warming according to thread title
     
  10. KingCheetah

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    Sad thing is it wasn't even a real arsonist -- it was an arborist who planted a Mexican Fire-Plant out of season.
     
  11. B-Bob

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    ****ing NAFTA. (This is too soon, by the way.)
     
  12. bnb

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    for perspective on size. Alberta premier says they've lost 90% of homes.

    Houston:

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    NewYork:

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  13. TheRealist137

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    phew, thank goodness Katy is safe. Was planning to evacuate.
     
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  14. bigtexxx

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    not sure what this has to do with global warming (psst it was re-named "climate change" since there was some cooling, too!) other than the fact that some hippies in Berkeley are probably smugly pleased that an oil sands town burned.

    forest fires aren't exactly a new thing...
     
  15. bigtexxx

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    back on topic, where the eff is pretty boy Trudeau on this? How could he let an entire town get burned to the ground? Did he truly deploy all of Canada's resources to prevent this? This is a huge black mark in his early tenure.
     
  16. Jugdish

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    Thanks, Trudeau.
     
  17. Two Sandwiches

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    Not sure what this is supposed to mean?

    What I got out of those pictures is that I'm some how supposed to draw a comparison of a catastrophic loss of 90% of homes in a city of 60,000 vs an utterly unimaginable catastrophic loss of 90% of homes in cities of multimillions of people. Or is that just showing land area? That would make more sense...

    I ask in all ignorance...sorry.
     
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    Crazy videos. Here's the last part of that video. Shows the size of the smoke / fire cloud when he makes it out.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f-tfL0wu_80" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Date | 2016-05-07 21:00 UTC
    Data | Wind + Carbon Monoxide Conc. @ Surface
    5416 ppbv

    Fort McMurray, Canada
    57.18° N, 109.94° W ✕
    255° @ 21 km/h

    Although the map display will surely change as time goes by....

    <embed src="http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/chem/surface/level/overlay=cosc/orthographic=-126.33,47.78,659/loc=-109.940,57.179" width=780 height=420>
     
  20. rocketsjudoka

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    It's pretty crazy and feel very bad for all of those who lost their homes.

    The smoke has blown even here to Minnesota and we've had air quality warnings because of it.
     

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