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Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:10 PM

Smoke and ash moving into Sacramento and Bay Area

Now it feels like summer.

Winds shifted overnight, and smoke from the fires has started moving south. It had been getting blown east the past few months, as I know many Americans can attest. We're finally transitioning back to what much of our summer was like last year. Blocked sunlight. The house smells like a camp site. Just brushed ash off my car.

Lovely. Probably just the beginning, as fire season goes well into Oct/Nov now. Around here, it's a total tinderbox. The hills were dead brown by April after a rainy season with no rain. That is not a good sign.

We're probably in for a repeat of last year, which was pretty bad.

What climate change?

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:14 PM

1. Climate change? Back about 16-17 years or so George W Bush said "We'll adapt."

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:17 PM

3. That's about the only option now as it may be too late to stop it.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:46 PM

7. Yeah ... let's all grow gills. Maybe a few hundred million will "adapt" ...

the rest will die a painful death.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:04 PM

14. Many of those who will not or cannot make the effort to adapt will likely die.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:44 PM

15. Those with money, land or influence will have a head start

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Response to Auggie (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:02 AM

16. And those who live in regions which climate change is predicted to make more habitable for humans

The effects of climate change will not be uniform around the country or world.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:16 PM

2. Do you plan on moving soon?

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:25 PM

4. I just bought this house 18 months ago

My first home, so no. Where I live specifically is actually pretty safe given topography and vegetation. A few weeks ago, a transformer blew up about a half mile down the street. Fire services stamped it out quickly and with prejudice.

I recently discovered there's a fault line capable of a 7.1 directly under our neighborhood, but other than that.

We just get the side effects of it all. Smoke with attendant bad air and dark days. All morning, I thought it was overcast. No, just smoke.

Niece and nephews in the same city live in a development right next to rural hills. They've already evacuated once this year after one broke out.

We keep evacuation kits and things. Last year's Vacaville fire had us jumpy as we're not too far from it. But so far, so ok.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:30 PM

5. The effects of climate change isn't predicted to be so bad where I live so I'm staying put.

Longer, hotter summers, more mild winters (YAY!), heavy rainfall causing localized damage.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

6. the smoke from the fires

is filling our skies in NW Arkansas. I'm so sorry for you guys.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

9. Northern California on September 9th, 2020 will be hard to top

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Response to Auggie (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 06:23 PM

12. it looks like a sepia tone photo

I don't miss that at all.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:47 PM

8. I'm seriously exporing going back to

Western NC where I grew up. Have been here on the Central CA Coast for 43 years, but last year being socked in by fires to the North and South, and having a bag packed, has me edgy. The drought is insane and won't be getting better. I'm safer than most, but ...

Pros for here: medical care (have an uncommon cancer and love all my docs!), climate (my windows and sliders are open from April through Oct pretty much w/ no A/C needed, just fresh air), hard to throw a rock and hit a conservative

Pros for Asheville: cost of living (prices have exploded but still can get more there than I have here), deep roots, seasons (summer sucks on the East Coast though), rain!, thunderstorms!, not as conservative as much of NC

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:53 PM

10. I'm trying to stay positive this year

No fires near me! Been evacuated twice in the last few years. I live in rural Napa, up in the mountains near Lake Berryessa.

No fires, no covid, no fires, no covid. Lets us be safe!

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 06:15 PM

11. i live about an hour north of yosemite national parks north main entrance.

elevation is at 1800 feet here and the smoke is like that of the rim fire from years ago. because i have cardiac problems , i will be wearing a particle mask out doors and indoors . smells like dead paint.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 06:34 PM

13. KnR from the Central Coast

Stay safe, people

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