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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

In one Alaska village, officials are barging in jugs of water and shutting off the public water supply 12 hours each day.

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So? You'll forget all about it next year when some other state goes through a hot, dry spell.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-09 11:34 PM | Reply

@#1 ... So? You'll forget all about it next year when some other state goes through a hot, dry spell. ...

Your comment about weather vs climate is noteworthy. Congratulations grasshopper, you've been learning. :)

But to your point, yes, these conditions are one year.

However, taken in the light of a few years of things like warm weather forcing changes to the famed Iditarod sled races (2013) because there's not enough snow, '..."It's raining and not snowing,"....'

After a while a pattern starts to emerge, and weather oddities start to look like climate changes....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-09 11:55 PM | Reply

So? You'll forget all about it next year when some other state goes through a hot, dry spell.

#1 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Where is Trump's tweet about how Alaska isn't managing its forests?

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-11 02:43 PM | Reply

Most of mainland Alaska is an arctic desert with a specialized eco system. Arctic drought also means no snow and no snow conditions can make the winters dark and awful for all living beings. No snow on the ground makes it unbearabley dark in the winter.... no snow to reflect the moonlight... and moonlit nights are when you can see what you are doing... foraging migrating. The soil in AK is dark grey or black and the spruce are dark so it is just the vast dark wasteland during drought conditions.

It gets just as cold as non drought years but no snow on the ground kills the ground cover and that cuts into the winter foraging for the vegitarian critters which means the meat eaters will also starve. Its a bad sistuation.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-09-11 02:50 PM | Reply

"So? You'll forget all about it next year when some other state goes through a hot, dry spell."

Global warming deniers are the lowest form of humanity. Somehow they think the billionaires are going to reward them for loyalty. The billionairs laugh about that at night while drinking with their buddies.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-12 08:10 AM | Reply

--Global warming deniers are the lowest form of humanity.

Utterly meaningless, demagogic phrase used to demonize anyone who isn't a gloom and doom extremist on this issue. It's quite possible to believe in anthropogenic global warming, without believing in CGW-- catastrophic global warming, that requires a New Green Scheme in 10 years to prevent the apocalypse.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-12 09:27 AM | Reply

Y'all do realize that there is no way to fight a forest fire in most of Alaska. No roads, few inhabitants, and a lot of land. Forest fires are part of the natural cycle of a forest. It clears the canopy to let more grass and food stuffs for animals, they free up nutrients in the soil and clear up accumulated wind fall and brush. Fires are important to the health of a forest. No fires at all lead to forest fires that are much worse than in a forest that is allowed to clean out. Decades of accumulated brush and wind fall cause fires that burn hotter and destroy old growth that would otherwise survive a normal fire.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-12 11:46 AM | Reply

"Forest fires are part of the natural cycle of a forest. It clears the canopy to let more grass and food stuffs for animals, they free up nutrients in the soil and clear up accumulated wind fall and brush. Fires are important to the health of a forest. "

That's Ecology 101, Actual Science, which most of the environmental extremists have never taken and know nothing about.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-12 11:53 AM | Reply

Wonder if Grandma Sarah can see the fire from her front porch?

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09-12 01:36 PM | Reply

"Forest fires are part of the natural cycle of a forest. It clears the canopy to let more grass and food stuffs for animals, they free up nutrients in the soil and clear up accumulated wind fall and brush. Fires are important to the health of a forest. "
That's Ecology 101, Actual Science, which most of the environmental extremists have never taken and know nothing about.

#8 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

So when I take gasoline and light up the tree in your backyard, that's just Ecology 101?

No, dummy. Man can certainly affect the number of forest fires and their damage either through direct causes or climate change.

For instance, the Amazon doesn't get forest fires. Virtually ALL fires there are man-made.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-09-12 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thread is about Alaska, not the Amazon, stupid.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-12 06:33 PM | Reply

They're both on fire.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-09-12 06:34 PM | Reply

#10 | Posted by Sycophant That is untrue, while the Amazon basin is a rain forest, and has a extensive rainy season, it also have a dry season in many areas, the exception being along the coast. Yes, they have wild fires there.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-12 10:56 PM | Reply

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