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(MSN)   Climate change denial gets harder when New York City, around 2800 miles from the West Coast, is covered in smoke from the West Coast fires   (msn.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
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This is fine.
 
5 days ago  
It helps hide all the bodies from the daily shootings.
 
5 days ago  
We are so farked.
 
5 days ago  
There have always been periods where everything is on fire. It's natural.
 
5 days ago  
It's only going to get worse every year from now on.

Large swaths of the continental west coast should be abandoned, left to burn down (or clearcut), then seeded with salt (or oil) so nothing combustible regrows ever again. Can't have fires if there's nothing to burn.
 
5 days ago  

WalkingSedgwick: It's only going to get worse every year from now on.

Large swaths of the continental west coast should be abandoned, left to burn down (or clearcut), then seeded with salt (or oil) so nothing combustible regrows ever again. Can't have fires if there's nothing to burn.


Totally. I'm sure there will be zero ecological problems with "clear-cutting vast swaths of the West Coast and salting the earth".
 
5 days ago  
Well, I have been studying the new finance that you young people are using nowadays, and I think I have figured out how to beat you whippersnappers at your own game.

I have sold short all of the ainnuthingonhappen.gif memes I can get ahold of, and I have taken the proceeds to buy all the bpaxtongameoverman.gif meme September calls I can get, in the money, out of the money, it won't matter.

Then I am going to dollar cost average into Coca Cola common, build up a bunch of shares and then sell puts on them starting in August. When water becomes more expensive than Coca Cola, that fizzy bottle is going to pop! The puts will be worthless, and I will just keep the money. Free money!

The world will move from meme stocks to Doomstocks. Off to my lair now, buh bye!
 
5 days ago  
Nah.  That's just the shiat drifting across the river from Joisey.

New Jersey is the only state I've ever visited that had a *SMELL*.
 
5 days ago  
What West Coast fires may look like:

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5 days ago  
Smells like Mendocino.
 
5 days ago  
it's been smoky and hazy here in NEPA the last few days. makes for nice views of the sun (well at least for the five minutes a day it doesn't rain) but the air quality is awful

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5 days ago  

dittybopper: Nah.  That's just the shiat drifting across the river from Joisey.

New Jersey is the only state I've ever visited that had a *SMELL*.


Apparently you have never visited the Gulf Coast of Texas. Granted, it isn't the whole state. But the entire area from Louisiana to Corpus Christi smells of oil, refineries, and the Gulf. I grew up in it and didn't realize until I left that the air wasn't supposed to have that stink in it.
 
5 days ago  
Here in SW Connecticut there is a lot of haze. The moon was rust-colored last night, and the sunlight is weak and diluted.
 
5 days ago  
It's not uncommon for the jet stream to pull smoke aloft this time of year, but was is uncommon is it's reaching the ground this time as well.

That's a lot of smoke / smog and absolutely destroying air quality in New England the past few days.
 
5 days ago  

krispos42: Here in SW Connecticut there is a lot of haze. The moon was rust-colored last night, and the sunlight is weak and diluted.


Smoke was clear up in Boston as well - was wondering why there was so much smog as I drove from Boston to NYC yesterday...
 
5 days ago  

dsmith42: dittybopper: Nah.  That's just the shiat drifting across the river from Joisey.

New Jersey is the only state I've ever visited that had a *SMELL*.

Apparently you have never visited the Gulf Coast of Texas. Granted, it isn't the whole state. But the entire area from Louisiana to Corpus Christi smells of oil, refineries, and the Gulf. I grew up in it and didn't realize until I left that the air wasn't supposed to have that stink in it.


You're right, I've been to Texas but only the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Also been to Louisiana, but only to Dothan, and that was to catch a flight out from the Florida panhandle.
 
5 days ago  

krispos42: Here in SW Connecticut there is a lot of haze. The moon was rust-colored last night, and the sunlight is weak and diluted.



Global warming is a hellava drug.
 
5 days ago  

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This is fine.


This means nothing to me.  What is it?
 
5 days ago  

gnosis301: make me some tea: [Fark user image image 398x750]

This is fine.

This means nothing to me.  What is it?


This is a measure of air quality showing unhealthful across the northern U.S. due to wildfires in the western states and Canada.

AQI = Air Quality Index
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter 2.5micrometers

Description of PM2.5 from the EPA's website:
https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution/part​i​culate-matter-pm-basics

Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems. Some particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter can get deep into your lungs and some may even get into your bloodstream. Of these, particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, also known as fine particles or PM2.5, pose the greatest risk to health.

Fine particles are also the main cause of reduced visibility (haze) in parts of the United States, including many of our treasured national parks and wilderness areas.

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qorkfiend: Totally. I'm sure there will be zero ecological problems with "clear-cutting vast swaths of the West Coast and salting the earth".


The west coast of the continent is turning into a desert. There's no water in the summer anymore. Everything west of the continental divide is already screwed. Removing people and combustibles just contains the damage so the rest of the continent isn't choked with smoke for several months a year.
 
5 days ago  

dittybopper: Nah.  That's just the shiat drifting across the river from Joisey.

New Jersey is the only state I've ever visited that had a *SMELL*.


Actually, only one specific part of it.
 
4 days ago  
In other news, subby has no idea what the jet stream is or how global wind patterns work


So expect to see something like this but more along the lines of "zomg the end of the world is here!1111!" when a volcano blows its top and the ash drifts across the world (if it was big enough)
 
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