Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2018 Is Number One

Just a few weeks ago this year's wildfire season was the fourth worst in British Columbia history. Then it moved up to third and then second only to last year's record wildfires that consumed 12,000 sq. kms. of forest.

Move over 2017 because 2018 has taken your title and, by a fair and still growing margin.  2018 has already seen 13,000 sq. kms. of forest set ablaze and the season is nowhere near ending.

1,467 fires have been started by lightning, 443 by human activity.


Jay Farquharson said...

OSCE SMM Ukraine
As observed by
SMM, EECP in govt-ctrl Novotroitske is temporarily closed as mines in the area started detonating due to wildfires

John`s Aghast said...

At that rate we shouldn't have to worry much longer British Columbia is only 900,000 square Km, of which 60% is mountain/glacier which won't burn, Site C won't burn. We should be out of flammable forest in the next 20 or so years. Just think! No more smokey summers!

Tal Hartsfeld said...

It seems the best things of the world are being slowly killed off while the worst and most despicable things reality offers are being continuously exacerbated.