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Aussie Bushfires
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:09:59 AM »
I'm not starting a topic to talk about them, but thought you guys might be interested in seeing just how fast a firefront can be.

This 2 minute video was shot in early January in Southern New South Wales.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2435387696711232

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 08:27:59 AM »
Wow, that is terrifying.

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 10:38:22 AM »
Yeah I had been considering a post about this a while back. Sounds like the number of fires and shear volume of land burnt is just insane compared to previous years and at least 6 times the size burnt in the Amazon rain forest.

I saw this video which freaked me out https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2019/dec/31/australian-firefighters-capture-moment-truck-overrun-bushfire-video
One moment the fire is in the distance while they are driving in something that appears post apocalyptic. Next thing the fire is ON them and everywhere. Apparently if the temperature reaches a certain point everything flammable just ignites.

Amazing how those trucks are built!

Here in nz we have had smoke blow over from the bushfires and it’s just an annoyance but I’ve never remembered that in any other year.
Also the average temperature in all of My country vs Australia is just so much less even though some bits latitude is the same

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 02:52:51 PM »
It is terrifying.  I had to evacuate briefly this last fire season in California.  It is a stark reminder that when you get the call to evacuate you need to move.

Thankfully my situation was no near as dire as what that was like.

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2020, 11:41:30 AM »
got family near santa cruz (CA) that are evacuating right now. they're going to lose their house.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2020, 11:55:06 AM »
That is awful syn.  The situation here in California is not a good one.  I hope they make out of this.

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 09:36:53 PM »
Sorry to hear that syn.  Hopefully they are safe.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 03:07:35 PM »
they safely evacuated and odds of keeping the house are looking better. apparently the weather's been more cooperative than expected. they were even able to get back to their house for a bit to get a few pets that had to be left behind before.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2020, 03:59:08 PM »
That is great news!  Hopefully it stays that way.

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 12:48:53 PM »
Very great news.  The situation both to the north and south of me continues to be dicey at best.  Air quality is crap all through Bay Area and for much of California.

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 12:54:41 PM »
Geoff, you just have to rake more and you wouldn't have fires.

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 01:22:06 PM »
Geoff, you just have to rake more and you wouldn't have fires.

Trump is such a dipshit.

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 11:20:25 PM »
Thought this might be of interest.

This is New South Wales (marked in blue), a state in the middle of the east coast of Australia. For an American comparison, Texas is roughly 85% of the size of NSW.



This is a satellite image of NSWbefore and after the fires of last summer.



This shows that in NSW alone, a large part of Texas caught fire.

There were large fires almost everywhere else in the country too at the same time, although [edit] the Northern Territory (the area in the centre top of the country) had less partly because it's mostly desert and had less fuel. It still had approximately 6.8 million hectares (17 million acres) burnt.

The fires were actually insane.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 11:28:23 PM by Dust »

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2020, 05:22:06 PM »
Wow.  That is pretty sad.  I say this as it is 109 degrees and the outside is full of smoke from fires both to the north and south of me.

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Re: Aussie Bushfires
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2020, 01:12:49 AM »
That is horrifying. And adding even more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. And all those greenhouse gases exacerbating the problem even more.  :(