The Narwhal: On the Frontlines of B.C.’s Wildfire Fight
Where crews are being tested like almost never before
Yes Magazine: The Young People Reshaping Wildfire Policy
Excerpts from Dogwood Email Newsletter, Fri July 21, 2023
B.C. government is urging people to take shorter showers – much of the province is currently in a level 4 drought. This lack of water is usually not seen until much later in the summer.
Last week firefighters have died in B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
The Ktunaxa community of ʔaq̓am lost 10 per cent of the homes on reserve to St. Mary’s River fire near Cranbrook. ʔaq̓am is where residents hoped to build B.C.’s biggest solar farm but the province has refused to buy clean power them.
The B.C. government continues to give out fracking permits in the province’s northeast. Fracking for methane requires billions of litres of water. The only thing slowing down fracking this summer is the fires. Oil and gas executives gathered at LNG 2023, an industry meeting to push for fracking expansion. As the government asks us to take shorter showers the fracking industry gets free reign to use billions of litres of water.
Next opportunity to speak truth to power: Frack Free BC rallies
Invoking Archangel Michael & Sanat Kumara,
Universal Law, Divine Qualities, Dimensions
for the elimination of all practices not of love,
Almost 900 Wildfires Burning Across Canada as Provinces and Territories Set Record Temperatures
By Andrea Woo & Joy Spearchief-Morris, The Globe and Mail, July 17, 2023
Nearly 900 wildfires continued to burn across Canada on Monday, as military assistance arrived in British Columbia and plumes of smoke triggered air quality warnings in more than a dozen U.S. states.
The blazes have doubled in number since mid-June, and several provinces and territories have recently set new record-high temperatures, causing experts to worry that the hot and dry conditions will accelerate the burning.
In B.C., there were 373 active wildfires on Monday, with 110 considered out of control, according to Sarah Budd, an information officer with the BC Wildfire Service. Of those, 23 were considered fires of note, meaning they were highly visible or had the potential to impact people, communities or critical infrastructure.
Ms. Budd said forests in the province’s northern half have sustained repeated lightning strikes over the past 15 days, which have fed the flames. She added that the province’s hotspots are expecting a brief reprieve over the next few days, but that fire conditions could pick up again later in the week.
“We’ve got some high winds moving through and we’ll see a little more precipitation, but after that, it’ll start to clear, we’ll get some sun and warming, and that will feed the fires that are currently on the landscape,” she said.
A vicious Northern Hemisphere wildfire season continued through mid-July 2023, with hundreds of large fires in Eastern Russia and Canada pumping smoke into the atmosphere. Through the spring and summer, this smoke has hung over many millions of people across the Northern Hemisphere, turning sunsets red, skies gray, and even forcing people to shelter indoors or wear masks in an attempt to escape dangerous air quality.
These effects are not just happening next to the fire-stricken areas, but throughout the Northern Hemisphere. For example, wave after wave of smoke has funneled southward from Canada to spread over the United States, driving AQI (Air Quality Index) into the Red (“unhealthy”), purple (“very unhealthy”) and even maroon (“hazardous”) categories. On July 17, Canadian smoke funneled as far south as Birmingham, Alabama, where AQI at 10:00 p.m. local time was at 153 (Red). Forecasters expect additional smoke to funnel southward on July 18, bringing decreased visibility and poor air quality to more than 70 million U.S. residents.
But smoke also funnels northward.
On July 13, 2023, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired a true-color image of the Arctic. Swirls of clouds surround the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean, and the dull white sea ice also covers the waters around Canada’s Queen Anne Islands. Greenland’s white ice sheet shimmers brightly in the lower center of the image. All of these features are common to summer in the Arctic. But the image also contains something very uncommon —- clouds of smoke.
The first gray plume can be seen entering the image in the lower left corner. This is a massive stream of smoke that has funneled northward from the fires in Western Canada, and it stretches so far north that it appears to reach the edge of the sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean. A second patch of thick smoke can is visible at the top center of the image. This gray pall originates from fires in Russia’s Far East, and does not reach as far into the Arctic Circle as the Canadian smoke. It is remarkable to view smoke originating on opposite sides of the Earth reaching into the Arctic Circle at the same time.
Date Acquired: July 13, 2023
Resolutions: 1km (7.6 MB), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC
The Divine Mother Energy
is connected to all water on the planet.
When we send moisture & ask for help,
the Divine Mother helps us understand
the feminine & the masculine
in balance ⚖️ in gratitude ⚖️ within
opening our hearts,
our heart consciousness.
This is what Jesus & the Magdalena were examples of in form,
information that is not in the Bible.
As we open to equality within,
allowing our Mother Energy
of Hope, of Forgiveness, of Trust, of Faith
for the past, for the Divine Plan, for the future,
🌎 the planet & all our societal systems 🌏
balance as we become more grateful ⚖️
💦 Forgiveness 💦 & ⚖️ Gratitude ⚖️ create
💚 all hearts o p e n 💚
& ⚖️ in joy for sacred purpose to create
a world that works for everyone.
As Within So Without
As Above So Below
The Universal Law of Balance, of Gratitude ⚖️