Yellowknife, Canada evacuating whole city ahead of wildfire

I never would have imagined that Northern Canada would be lit up in a ball of flames.



GCC is now the New Normal. If this is a surprise to you then you need to reconsider some of your foundational beliefs.

I gave up on convincing people waaaaaay back in the 90’s. Easier to turn an atheist into a jehovah’s witness.

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If someone knows what GCC means please enlighten a dumb*ss kid from Galveston. Google gave me 483 possible solutions.


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Global Climate Change

Here in Portland OR, we just had 4 days of 100+ degree weather. What was interesting is that the afternoon high each day was 2 or 3 degrees above the previous day’s forecast. What’s going on is outside of the data that weather prediction models are based on.



OR is the new AZ

Party in the desert tonight

Here are some graphs from the 4th National Climate Assessment (Figure 6.4). As you can see, the number of cold spell days have decreased from 1900, but the trend has flattened in recent decades.

Warm spell days have been increasing since the '70s after declining from a peak in 1930 and are about half of what the were.

The heat wave magnitude index shows no real trends since 1970 after declining in the previous decades.


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From the abstract:

Surface and satellite data are consistent in their depiction of rapid warming since 1979 (high confidence).

Yep. No warming at all.


Keep in mind the issue is Global climate change, not USA climate change.

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That’s true, but the US data was in response to the upstream post where someone wrote “Here in Portland OR, we just had 4 days of 100+ degree weather” which is certainly not global.


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The US is a big country and different regions will be impacted in different ways by global warming. Some areas will have more heat waves, others more severe winters. If the question is about the Pacific Northwest region, then let’s look there.

Also from the 4th National Climate Assessment for the Pacific Northwest:

The region has warmed substantially—nearly 2°F since 1900—and this warming is partially attributable to human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases.2,3,4 Warmer winters have led to reductions in the mountain snowpack5,6that historically blanketed the region’s mountains, increasing wildfire risk (Ch. 6: Forests, KM 1) 7,8 and speeding the usually slow release of water for communities, agriculture, rivers, and soils.
Northwest - Fourth National Climate Assessment

Sometimes you have to read beyond the sound bite you are looking for as otherwise it is called “cherry-picking” the data.

Temp data for Portland OR seems to show a rise in temperature over the past 80 years:
image Portland weather: Summers getting hotter, data shows |

And from a 2022 update of the US National Climate Assessment for the state of Oregon showing past, present, and projected temperature changes. I at least see a persistent rise in temperatures for the state over the 120 years.



Yellowknife is way out in the middle of nowhere. I went to Yellowknife to get fule for a plane that was taking me from Great Bear Lake. There was a large (large) fire on the other side of the lake that has burned for a few years, and a number of other fires around the area. Durring the winter they (the fires) went down in the perma frost and smoldered untill the next spring. You don’t expect to see fire in Northern Canada but they are there. Fires up there just burn, there is no one there to put them out. Typicaly, there is no one near the fire to be a problem. Looking at the photo of autos on the road, where are they going?

“Anywhere but HERE !!”. A wide variety of “stuff” is brought in via truck, so the cars are going to where the trucks were sent. When the fires are under control/out, then the process will reverse–with even more trucks being sent to bring in the “stuff” needed to rebuild Yellowknife.