Monday, 14 September 2020

The Smoke Finally Arrives


    See the mountains, I don’t either.  I knew it was only a matter of time before the smoke from those horrific forest fires in California, Oregon, and Washington made its way into the Interior of BC and the Robson Valley.  It’s like our valley is a magnet that attracts the smoke, no matter how far away the fires are burning.

    The scenes coming out of the inferno in the coastal states of the US are extremely disturbing.  The loss of life, the loss of property, and the loss of wildlife is heartbreaking.  Each year the fires get more extreme.  One can only imagine what is in store for humanity in the future, as the atmosphere soaks up more and more carbon that we are putting into the air.  

    Two summers ago it was BC that was breaking forest fire records.  We have been lucky over the last two summers in receiving abnormal amounts of rain, but it is only a matter of time before BC is again hit with heat and draught and we again will begin living in fear of fire.

    Our house is surrounded by forests, and its always on my mind.  Meanwhile Stupid Trump thinks that “raking the forest floor” is going to prevent forest fires, then does everything he possibly can to increase the use of oil and coal.  I wonder if Trump has ever even been in a forest.

    Sorry to rant, but things are looking pretty bleak.


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