Thursday, May 05, 2016
Firefighters and the Inferno of Climate Change
The roaring inferno in and around Fort McMurray is now so big only Mother Nature can stop it.
"Let me be clear, air tankers are not going to stop this fire," Morrison said. "This is an extreme fire event. It's going to continue to push through these dry conditions until we actually get some significant rain to help us.
And while the debate continues over whether this apocalyptic monster is the direct result of climate change.
What cannot be denied is that climate change is not only responsible for more forest fires, it's also changing they way they behave.
As these firefighters in Colorado are discovering as they battle what they are calling the infernos of climate change.
You know, climate change is already affecting so many things in our world. But many of them are hidden from the view of most people.
Like the methane gas bubbling out from under the melting permafrost in Alaska and Siberia. Or the bleaching of the coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
Let's hope that for Canadians at least, the inferno threatening to consume Fort McMurray, will serve as a final warning.
Or we take climate change seriously, and do more to fight it.
Or it will consume us...
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