West Coast Hellscape Armageddon Inferno Thread

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  1. cutig

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    Most conifers are fire adapted species, and the parks are certainly managed for healthy fire to keep the ecosystems healthy, not suppression.
     
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  2. NoNatty

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    In case those not on the west coast were curious about what 500+ air quality looks like. 9C8FE5DC-3519-45CA-A550-AE1B83B23E41.jpeg
     
  3. Handcuffed

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    is rain still coming Monday?
     
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  4. DistantFactor

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    Possibly in the evening with something more steady Tuesday. At least there was humidity in the air this AM.
     
  5. NoNatty

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    probably not until Tuesday in the willamette valley. Coastal winds should be here Monday though to make the air quality a little bit better.
     
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  6. Why?Pokes

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    Right but there’s a difference between being fire adapted and fire dependent. A fire adapted species will outcompete a fire dependent species over time under either a complete suppression regime or a controlled burn regime. It’s a devil’s choice scenario because we’re obviously not going to offer up people’s homes and lives as sacrificial lambs, nor should we, but it absolutely will alter the ecosystem.

    The Parks Dept policies have certainly improved recently, but it wasn’t until the Great Yellowstone Fire of ‘88 that nation-wide traction developed for a mixed-management system. At that point you’re dealing with almost a century’s worth of undergrowth that is, quite literally, a tinderbox waiting to explode.
     
  7. cutig

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    I know. I work for DOI so I'm very familiar with the fire policies. They definitely fucked up in the past and are still recovering from shitty ass smoky bear convincing people fire is evil, but generally it's headed in a good direction. They certainly are playing catch up and that's not an easy fix once you fall behind. And Aspen disappearing has a lot more to it than just fire.
     
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  8. The Banks

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    To be fair, Aspens are awful trees.
     
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  9. Cornelius Suttree

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  10. devine

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  11. Butthead

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    Visibility is prob 300-400 yards where I'm at

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  12. duc15

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    Just started raining on the coast. Hopefully it makes its way inland
     
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  13. Lyrtch

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    weather service let us know we're getting smoky haze today, noticed last night the sunset was bright red and hazy

    i'm in minnesota
     
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  14. BellottiBold

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    IAQ number under 400 today!
    :chatzy:
     
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  15. NoNatty

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    speak for yourself. We’re still in the 400s in Salem.
     
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  16. BellottiBold

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    pretty sure I was doing exactly that lol
    anyway, it crept back up to 400
     
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  17. BellottiBold

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    this shitass fucking goober god damn.
    how the fuck can we fix this pervasive level of shittiness

     
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  18. Voodoo

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    :laugh:
     
  19. Duck70

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    So fucking dangerous. Fuck these people
     
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  20. Henry Blake

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    Antifa w chainsaws and ppl staging gas cans for starting more fires. Neither confirmed. :laugh:
     
  21. Duck70

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    This was my commute yesterday
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  22. Butthead

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    You can tell they are antifa because they yell "death to fascism" when they start the fires alone in the woods
     
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  23. Butthead

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    Maybe I'm just getting used to it but aqi is currently 344 (hazardous) where I live and it doesn't seem that bad
     
  24. Cornelius Suttree

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    Nice car

    And those traffic lights look trippy
     
  25. Cornelius Suttree

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    Pretty hazy at this Mariners vs A's game
     
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  26. AptosDuck

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    High-miles BMWs are expensive to maintain
     
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  27. Duck70

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    Your telling me dude, I wish i hated this car enough to sell it. Thats why I do most my own labor though.
     
  28. burnttatertot

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    *You're. At this point I think it's pretty clear you lease it.
     
  29. Duck70

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    Who would lease out a 11 year old Car?

    Silly goose
     
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  30. Duck70

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  31. AptosDuck

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    Wife's Lexus is 11 years old. Has 66k miles on it
     
  32. DistantFactor

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    I saw clouds and the sky for the first time in days today. Horrible air quality around me but it’s clearing out higher up.
     
  33. Cornelius Suttree

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    Seeing a urine colored sun is better than no sun
     
  34. DistantFactor

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    Not just the sun, but could actually make out clouds in the sky. My kids were excited to see a sun beam in our house.
     
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  35. Duck70

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    I actually saw my shadow. So thats a plus!
     
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  36. Daniel Ocean

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    hate to break it to you but that means 8 more years of trunp
     
  37. bertwing

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    Six more weeks of smoky weather if you see your shadow!
     
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  38. lomcevak

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    Some science on the exploding trees thing

     
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  39. Cornelius Suttree

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    Sun is up and some actual blue sky. Hope it gets better up north
     
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  40. steamengine

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    Pretty fun NYT daily pod from Oregon this morning with a bunch of gun nuts worried about antifa looters attacking their homes during the wildfires because of Facebook. Score another one for Zuck.
     
  41. Struggler

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    Electricians on the job site were sharing a video today of Antifa lighting fires in Oregon. The sheriff department tweet of antifa not setting fires and looting evacuation areas was fake news. Some people are just a lost cause.
     
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  42. NoNatty

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    There were tons of looters in southern Oregon. They were meth heads though, not antifa.
     
  43. NoNatty

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    Figured I would post this here in case anyone wants to donate. The majority of people who lost their homes in Southern Oregon were low income families who didn’t have insurance.

     
  44. Willpépé

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    We don’t have a cloud in sight and it’s hazy here, like I can look at the sun. I’m in eastern PA like 20 minutes to Jersey.
     
  45. bwi2

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    Been the same here in DC since yesterday
     
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  46. BellottiBold

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    Day 10 of 400+ IAQ
    This is fine.
     
  47. AptosDuck

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    AQI of 76 this morning WE'RE OUT OF THE WOODS PEOPLE
     
  48. mc415

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    psssh we are down to 46!!!!
     
  49. Duck70

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    My aunt lives in Ashland but taught a Phoenix for decades. She is distraught over this as it just ripped through multiple trailer parks full of low income minorities :tebow:

    Fucking climate change.
     
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  50. BellottiBold

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    also I'm actually finally starting to feel the effects of the exposure
    I have coworkers who were mentioning stuff like migraines, watery eyes, headaches previously... I'm definitely feeling respiratory shit this morning
     
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