It is not cloudy. It is not foggy. This is what the sky has looked like for several weeks now.
Yes, this smoke is a direct result of the California fires. It is blanketing Western Canada and a lot of the Western States. Although, I have heard that the smoke is starting to clear in some states, which I am envious of.
In case people aren’t abundantly aware of the effects of these fires, I am over a thousand miles from the closest California border, and the world is covered in smoke. Our meteorologists predict another week of this before we get any sort of rain to dissipate it. And I’m not even in Vancouver where last week the air quality index ranked the city as having the worst air quality in the world because of the California fires.
If you’re anywhere within the Western portion of our continent, you’re likely experience the same, or similar sights as my photo above. People don’t want to go outside because, well frankly, it’s not good for you to be outside for prolonged periods of time.
The part that pisses me off the most is that California is literally burning right now and one of the fucking fires was started by a couple who were hosting a gender reveal party and decided to use a pyrotechnic device to announce the gender of their baby.
That’s right, the El Dorado fire, that is still burning and has claimed the lives of firefighters, was started by a couple who needed to have a gender reveal party, during a pandemic, and use a pyrotechnic device to reveal their baby’s sex, during what I’ve read is one of the driest, if not the driest summers on record.
I really hope the selfish idiots enjoyed their gender reveal party, because the fire they started has burned 8,500 hectares, is still burning and has claimed the lives of firefighters trying to contain it. I also really hope the state of California charges them for being fucking idiots.
Who needs to host a fucking party during a pandemic? Isn’t California one of the worst states in the entire country for Corona Virus? ‘HEY GUYS, I’M PREGNANT, WHY DON’T YOU ALL COME OVER AND GIVE ME CORONA VIRUS SO I CAN TELL YOU IF I’M HAVING A BOY OR A GIRL! OH AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE LET’S START A WILDFIRE!’ Why couldn’t they just text their friends? In all likelihood their baby was conceived during this pandemic, so it’s not like they don’t know what’s happening in this world.
Their own idiocy burned down their house and likely all of their neighbours houses as well. And then continued on for 8,500 hectares or more, as it’s still burning. As a size comparison, that’s roughly 17,000 football fields worth of land.
California is burning and the man in the whitehouse thinks it’s due to exploding trees.
I’m just pissed off about this whole situation. Evacuations, loss of lives, loss of homes, smoke blanketing the entire west coast. Hundreds of thousands of animals lives lost, land burned to a crisp, ecosystems destroyed.
I just needed to rant.