TimeLapse: Evacuating in Alberta

May 4, 2016

Quickie tour of Hell.

Irony never sleeps. Oil traders cautiously watching fire impact on tar sands production.

BBC News report below:


2 Responses to “TimeLapse: Evacuating in Alberta”

  1. neilrieck Says:

    It is a whole lot warmer up there (East and West) than many realize. For example, 4-weeks ago it was announced that temperatures in Greenland were a full 10C (16F) higher than they should have been. In Greenland this leads to melt water. Elsewhere it can lead to fire depending upon moisture levels.

    • rabiddoomsayer Says:

      Fire is one of those decidedly non linear factors. Burning off a paddock goes from being nearly impossible to nearly uncontrollable with just the tiniest change in conditions, particularly wind. Even experts have had problems with controlled burns becoming uncontrollable.

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