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Simultaneous World Wildfires devastating forests

Postby Kowani » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:26 pm

Over the last couple of weeks, large amounts of the world’s forests seem to have caught on fire. We all know how instrumental forests are to-well everything, really, thus I will not elaborate upon their necessity here. However, it would appear that crucial forests, as well as those previously untouched by climate change are now ablaze. These fires are not merely confined to normally dry regions, but also the Amazon, Siberia, Bolivia,Spain, (although this one’s dying down), Alaska and Greenland

Update: The Siberian wildfire isn’t natural.

So, what day you, NSG? Is this cause for alarm? Is the lessening of environmental protections responsible for any of this? And what should be done? (Besides putting out the fires, obviously.)
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Oh hi apocalypse, you're like 7 years late
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Postby Salus Maior » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Well, here's hoping it won't be too much of a detriment. Most forest fires are natural.
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Postby Kowani » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 pm

Salus Maior wrote:Well, here's hoping it won't be too much of a detriment. Most forest fires are natural.

Considering the size of some of these things...
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Postby Salus Maior » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm

Kowani wrote:
Salus Maior wrote:Well, here's hoping it won't be too much of a detriment. Most forest fires are natural.

Considering the size of some of these things...


Well, I'd be more worried about structural/infrastructure damage than the forests. As I understand it, post burn forests are pretty fertile.
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Postby Springfeal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 pm

All the more reason we should hurry up into space. We need backup planets.

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Postby Nogodia » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:37 pm

The Russian one's apparently the size of Belgium.
Let it sink in.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:38 pm

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Rojava Free State wrote:Oh hi apocalypse, you're like 7 years late

Dissapointment really.

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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:39 pm

Nogodia wrote:The Russian one's apparently the size of Belgium.
Let it sink in.


Millions of miles of trees on fire

It sounds like hell
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Postby Rojava Free State » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Kowani wrote: And what should be done? (Besides putting out the fires, obviously.)

Ask God for a refund and a coupon.


Tell God to stop teasing us and send the great flood again

to be serious now, all we can do is prepare for the new norm to get worse
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Postby Herador » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:45 pm

Kowani wrote:Is this cause for alarm? Is the lessening of environmental protections responsible for any of this? And what should be done? (Besides putting out the fires, obviously.)

Yes, Yes, and pray we still have time to turn it around.
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Postby Totally Not OEP » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:04 pm

Nogodia wrote:The Russian one's apparently the size of Belgium.
Let it sink in.


That's actually pretty tiny, to be honest.
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Postby Cetacea » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:30 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:
Tell God to stop teasing us and send the great flood again

I just want God to end the suspense honestly. Antichrist be revealed. God has a poor sense of story pacing. And Scene Editing.


well at least its not the last season of Game of Thrones

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Postby The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 pm

Cetacea wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:I just want God to end the suspense honestly. Antichrist be revealed. God has a poor sense of story pacing. And Scene Editing.


well at least its not the last season of Game of Thrones


I watched the first episode of that show and I didn’t really see the point, tbh. What happened in the last season? I keep hearing that the show fucked things up, something about Emilia Clarke’s character turning into Stalin, but with dragons, and also some weak writing or something?
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Postby -Ocelot- » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:06 am

Springfeal wrote:All the more reason we should hurry up into space. We need backup planets.


If we can't terraform our own planet to counter the effects of greenhouse gases and industrial activity in general, we surely wouldn't be able to terraform a completely different planet from scratch.
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Postby Mortgage Backed Security » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:17 am

-Ocelot- wrote:
Springfeal wrote:All the more reason we should hurry up into space. We need backup planets.


If we can't terraform our own planet to counter the effects of greenhouse gases and industrial activity in general, we surely wouldn't be able to terraform a completely different planet from scratch.

Elon Musk thinks we can terraform Mars with 3,500 nukes per day.

Nuking Mars 3,500 times every day is more achievable than doing that on Earth. :p

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Mortgage Backed Security wrote:
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If we can't terraform our own planet to counter the effects of greenhouse gases and industrial activity in general, we surely wouldn't be able to terraform a completely different planet from scratch.

Elon Musk thinks we can terraform Mars with 3,500 nukes per day.

Nuking Mars 3,500 times every day is more achievable than doing that on Earth. :p


Won't Mars surface be filled with radioactive dust if we nuke it 3500 times a day?
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Rojava Free State wrote:Oh hi apocalypse, you're like 7 years late

Or 19.
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:57 am

Kowani wrote:Over the last couple of weeks, large amounts of the world’s forests seem to have caught on fire. We all know how instrumental forests are to-well everything, really, thus I will not elaborate upon their necessity here. However, it would appear that crucial forests, as well as those previously untouched by climate change are now ablaze. These fires are not merely confined to normally dry regions, but also the Amazon, Siberia, Spain, (although this one’s dying down), Alaska and Greenland

Update: The Siberian wildfire isn’t natural.

So, what day you, NSG? Is this cause for alarm? Is the lessening of environmental protections responsible for any of this? And what should be done? (Besides putting out the fires, obviously.)

It depends per cases, I guess. Generally, we can start by putting countermeasures to avoid another forest fires. If the fires are human-made, we can uphold the existing laws, if there are any.

Also, we have our own cases of forest fires like usual.
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Postby Nakena » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:10 am

Those things will only been increasing with dryness and heat getting up. Which in turn adds more CO2 to the atmossphere which in turn... you get the idea. The thereshold has been passed last year. Point of no return likely too. In the end theres probably only terraforming or geoneingeeing as options remaining.

Unless a Volcanic eruption temporarily slows down the process.

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Postby Scomagia » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:02 am

Salus Maior wrote:
Kowani wrote:Considering the size of some of these things...


Well, I'd be more worried about structural/infrastructure damage than the forests. As I understand it, post burn forests are pretty fertile.

That depends on how hot they burn but is generally true.
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Postby Greed and Death » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:47 am

Most likely the tipping point on climate change. Most Forest will now become drier and hotter resulting in more fires and more carbon in the air.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:47 am

Rojava Free State wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Ask God for a refund and a coupon.


Tell God to stop teasing us and send the great flood again

to be serious now, all we can do is prepare for the new norm to get worse

Well the flood will put the fires out.
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:47 am

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Postby LimaUniformNovemberAlpha » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:20 pm

The Amazon is a rainforest. It's supposed to be too wet to catch fire. Something weird is going on here.

I assume it relates to climate change, but what about the deforestation? Did that cause the fire to be more severe, or less so?
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