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kidwoo

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Aug 25, 2003
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If it's always above normal, isn't it normal?
its not always normal

2017 and 2019 were some of the 2 wettest years on record

this summer is the literally the driest ground level moisture content on record at this poin in the calendar year


as has been said for decades regarding a hotter overall planet....things will still get wet and dry but the extremes get more extreme per season

seems to check out...
 

iRider

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as has been said for decades regarding a hotter overall planet....things will still get wet and dry but the extremes get more extreme per season

seems to check out...
Dude, do I really have to Foxsplain this to you? There is no climate change! Just an invention of the radical left to attack your freedom. Carry on coal rolling, nothing bad will come out of it. ;)
 

Changleen

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Jan 9, 2004
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The price for carbon needs to pay for direct carbon capture on a massive, gigatonne scale. It’s probably our only hope to live remotely like we do today in 100 years time. I wish that was an exaggeration but as you might have noticed I work in climate science and I get slapped around the face with the reality of our collective stupidity everyday.

Stop burning stuff guys. It’s really really quite bad.
 

Jm_

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The price for carbon needs to pay for direct carbon capture on a massive, gigatonne scale. It’s probably our only hope to live remotely like we do today in 100 years time. I wish that was an exaggeration but as you might have noticed I work in climate science and I get slapped around the face with the reality of our collective stupidity everyday.

Stop burning stuff guys. It’s really really quite bad.
Can I burn stuff to extract H2?
 

kidwoo

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The price for carbon needs to pay for direct carbon capture on a massive, gigatonne scale.
I expect that to work as well as recycling plastic.

Until there's a (real) reason to profit up CO2 capture no one will care and it will be a half assed show to make rich people feel like they're making a difference while they continue to drive and fly all over the planet for fun, while not actually accomplishing anything


stuff like this is good to see at least




last year was supposedly the "worst fire year on record" in CA, with this year already outpacing it.

This is my homepage when I open my browser during the summer. It uses both fire reports and also satellite hotspot data. Pretty good tool if you live on the west coast or colorado springs.

 
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Westy

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I expect that to work as well as recycling plastic.

Until there's a (real) reason to profit up CO2 capture no one will care and it will be a half assed show to make rich people feel like they're making a difference while they continue to drive and fly all over the planet for fun, while not actually accomplishing anything


stuff like this is good to see at least




last year was supposedly the "worst fire year on record" in CA, with this year already outpacing it.

This is my homepage when I open my browser during the summer. It uses both fire reports and also satellite hotspot data. Pretty good tool if you live on the west coast or colorado springs.

My favorite weather app has fire intensity maps, can also get various air quality information. If you think it is bad in California, the Amazon is constantly on fire, and probably not by accident. Probably best not to look at Africa either.

 

kidwoo

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My favorite weather app has fire intensity maps, can also get various air quality information. If you think it is bad in California, the Amazon is constantly on fire, and probably not by accident. Probably best not to look at Africa either.

wtf?????

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is that agricultural or something?

Or elon musk's family burning slave corpses from the emerald mines?
 

Westy

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wtf?????

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is that agricultural or something?

Or elon musk's family burning slave corpses from the emerald mines?
Guessing slash/burn agriculture? The image is just a thermal radiation value, it actually picks up a concrete plant south of Downtown Seattle when it is running. I don't see smoke from the satellite images but that usually only happens for the higher intensity forest fires.
 

kidwoo

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Guessing slash/burn agriculture? The image is just a thermal radiation value, it actually picks up a concrete plant south of Downtown Seattle when it is running. I don't see smoke from the satellite images but that usually only happens for the higher intensity forest fires.
Yeah I messed around with the layers to try and see what it was actually displaying

That's either fires or.....fires
 

6thElement

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Are those countries trying to make the southern half of the continent like the northern half?
 

Changleen

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It’s a bit of a data anomaly, if you zoom in really far you can see it’s actually a whole lot of tiny fires rather than huge ones as it appears initially. Cross comparison to satellite imagery shows it is in rural and ‘urban’ areas. Given the countries it is centered on, it is probably a combination of agricultural practice and people who still use open fires for cooking etc.

Edit: This may be wrong or right, not enough data.
 
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kidwoo

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It’s a bit of a data anomaly, if you zoom in really far you can see it’s actually a whole lot of tiny fires rather than huge ones as it appears initially. Cross comparison to satellite imagery shows it is in rural and ‘urban’ areas. Given the countries it is centered on, it is probably a combination of agricultural practice and people who still use open fires for cooking etc.
I zoomed in to the point where just a base map with roads and towns are shown

it ain't much different at the first resolution where the layer is displayed

that's a lot of damn fires

I'm assuming all the hot points on the florida panhandle are mat gaetz burning extra phones and computers
 
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Changleen

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Actually after a bit of cross comparison to actual active fires I’m not sure Windy is much use other than a general aggregator.

Example, a Yuma fire, apparently active right now:

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Windy says:



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kidwoo

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It's the same data, the firemapper I linked just brings in agency response info and puts a pretty icon on it.

I mean there's value in that because it helps you quickly locate something near you but it's not like the windy data is 'wrong' or completely useless or anything. for the really big stuff that will be starting up in about 5 minutes or so that intensity display on windy will be pretty useful I think.
 

kidwoo

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inciweb seems to only post fires that are handled by certain unified command combos.

lots of stuff happens that never shows up there. I haven't quite figured out why yet
 

kidwoo

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I know I've seen calfire incidents on there but maybe that's when they bring in the feds........?

But yeah that's why I started using some of the other aggregators
 

HardtailHack

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Our plants love fires, to get seeds to germinate more reliably I have to add some charcoal to the top or the seedling mix.

I need to start growing more plants, if I don't hand in my work evidence I don't get given free native plants. I wasn't allowed to use a chainsaw or machete as a solo volunteer so I went rogue.
 

kidwoo

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been watching this little guy for a few days now

doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest in doing anything about it, even though it's directly upwind of the unabashed money source beautiful lake tahoe

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stevew

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Sep 21, 2001
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You're in yosemite in June? Lol

I mean "condolences"
it wasnt that crowded....although almost 16 bucks for a 20lb bag of ice....i kind of felt violated....and that was outside the park...
 

stoney

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Here. Finally had an extended conversation with MIL1 about possibly selling the condo and just buying a place here. Prop 19 in CA re-asseses property value on her death, which will have a large tax impact on us. Also renter's rights grossly outweigh landlord's right in her county, so the risk of getting trapped with a non-paying renter is incredibly high. We'll find out today or tomorrow what estimated market value is.