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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Patricia on August 17, 2018 at 6:13pm


https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bc-fires-satellite-1.4789298?cmp...
Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

Fires continue to rage as smoke crosses the country

Comment by Patricia on August 17, 2018 at 1:35pm

The last year's fire season,906000 hectares burned from April to August 2017. (= 3498.086mi²)


How big is British Columbia?


It’s big.


Vast.


Bigger than most US states, bigger than most countries.
This Canadian province is so huge that most people who live there rarely see it all. It’s so vast that you’d need well over a month to properly explore it all.


Technically BC is 944,735 km2 (364,764 sq mi).

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2018 at 9:02am

It's been a little hazy here for the last week and a half, due to fires.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2018 at 9:02am

Patricia, with all the fires around you through the years, It seems like there wouldn't be any trees left to burn.  Do you know what percent has been burnt?

Take care.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 17, 2018 at 1:40am

These 17 acres were clearcut during the early part of the last century. The forest was allowed to regrow with no management and the fire danger is acute surrounding our buildings. We are in the process of applying for a grant to help pay for removing the undergrowth and scrub trees and create the possibilities of mature trees to grow into a well-managed forest. The process looks something like this: 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 17, 2018 at 1:35am

Growing Need for Reduced Fire Risk and Improved Forest Conditions

Figure 1. Changes in fire weather season length (FWSL) across the contiguous United States, 1979–2017. The FWSL is the number of days each year that wildfires are likely to burn. Across much of the United States, fire seasons have lengthened by as many as 20 days per decade over the last four decades.

Comment by Patricia on August 16, 2018 at 2:00pm

Fire, flood, earthquake, volcano, storm...…...sheesh!!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2018 at 1:37pm

Wow, Ian - the flooding's awful, but what a beautiful scene;  it looks like something out of Goethe.

Comment by Patricia on August 16, 2018 at 1:18pm

No transport out has been set up, but then nothing has gotten beyond the state of emergency status as of yet. Once an alert or order starts, then we can do something, otherwise its pack up, & wait & see. We have no other way out with not driving, & Greyhound buses are quitting through most of Canada. I wouldn't even know where to go with it being bad all over.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 16, 2018 at 1:15pm

Local flooding where I live.

 

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