Florida Sky Affected By Western Wildfires
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(Photos of Central Florida Sunset Affected By California’s Wildfires, below)
(Please click on red links & note magenta)
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If you reside in Central Florida or Florida, you may have noticed the increased red tinge in our clouds in recent week. It is a special kind of pollution gifted from the wildfires of western states from this past week, as a result of record breaking heat and dryness. Much of the smoke from these wildfires have traveled to the East Coast, posing health hazard. Health officials warned that people with respiratory problems to stay indoor.
The largest active wildfire in the US has burned through more than 364,000 acres, prompting thousands of evacuations, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “US Bootleg Fire burns area larger than Los Angeles – BBC News“, below:
“Extreme temperatures and extreme weather events like this are the new normal—a new normal that has been brought to us by decades of climate inaction,” says Chris Hayes, in the video published on July 21, 2021, “Extreme Weather Is ‘New Normal’ Thanks To Decades Of Climate Inaction“, below:
More than ten thousand firefighters are battling blazes throughout one-fifth of the country. And while some states will see monsoon moisture later during week of July 12-July 18, not all regions will be so lucky. CBS News correspondent Lilia Luciano reports from California and CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN for the latest weather forecast, in the video published on July 13, 2021, “Major fires burning in 10 Western states with little chance of rain or cooler temperatures“, below:
Firefighters working in searing heat struggled to contain the largest wildfire in California this year, amid an intense heatwave straining power grids and risking electricity outages, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “US wildfires: FIrefighters battle raging blazes across western states amid heatwave | ITV News“, below:
From California to New Mexico wildfires are devastating the west coast and other parts of the country. More than 1,800 square miles of land have been torched due to drought, in the video published on July 20, 2021, “80 Major Wildfires Burning In Western U.S.”, below:
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Extreme temperatures, extreme wetness, extreme draught, extreme weather events will become the new normal, as a result of decades of insufficient actions toward transition toward renewable energy to combat climate change.
We (those of us living on planet earth) all need to do better in tackling climate change. So, let’s all try to use solar & wind energy, drive EV (Electrical vehicle), eat less meat, reduce waste, and recycle and reuse more.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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