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 Post subject: Alberta wildfires
PostPosted: Thu May 26, '16, 6:50 pm 
This thing, which started earlier this month, is still raging out of control and it doesn't look like it's going to get under control anytime soon. They are getting some help, both from other countries and nature (cooler temperatures) but it's still growing.

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/wildfire-in- ... -1.2917288

Gas prices are rising after they cratered earlier this year due at least in part to the wildfire, as it's disrupted oil extraction in the Alberta tar sands.

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fuel-prices-m ... -1.2893855

Smoke from the fire has reached far beyond Alberta and created haze in places, like, I dunno...Boston?

http://www.wcvb.com/weather/still-warm- ... er-boston/

Ash that has been traced to the wildfire has been found in Spain.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ ... -1.3599812

It's burned thousands of acres of land.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-n ... ly-thought

And caused the displacement of thousands of people.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/tho ... ire-burns/

It's only May, we're barely into wildfire season and we've already got one raging out of control. Wildfire season is starting earlier and earlier over time and lasting longer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ene ... re-season/

I'm watching this unfold with curiosity. And of course, I hope it gets under control soon. But from what I know/the field I work in, I look at something like this and I see yet another highly unfortunate consequence of human action (and inaction) regarding climate change.


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