Stay safe, Joey.
The fascists will and DO make up any old bullshit; we know that, but it also won’t fly in CA right now - between the documented lighting strikes and the genitalia reveal gone awry, the narrative here is well established already.
I frequent the A.V. Club and their sister sites. The comment sections have already been infiltrated by some talk of eco terrorist leftists setting fires. Guess I see where the narrative comes from now.
It’s not about whether they say it. It’s about whether people believe it.
They are projecting so hard, it’s embarrassing.
The trolls on Kinja are rather bottom barrel, because ‘it is known’ that Kinja sites are barely moderated.
They’re awful, it is known. But I was surprised to see a few comments along these lines on Giz’ Earther sub-blog today and it’s interesting to see there’s maybe an organized origin point for this particular brand of jackassery.
They basically throw shit at walls and hope something sticks.
Sadly, the internet is good at providing jackasses with fodder for whatever crazy nonsensical shit they want to believe.
Looks pretty bonkers on the satellite feed. Stay safe everyone.
Down here in the OC, we’ve got some fires out near Riverside, and some near north L.A., but nothing particularly close.
The sky’s still yellow and cool the last few days.
But I’m sure the “new normal” of massive wildfires all over the place every year is totally fine.
I think that unfortunately @Wanderfound perhaps didn’t emphasise that it was News Corp media here pushing the narrative for political and corporate affiliate agendas.
We’ve always seen summer as bushfire “season” so there is a great deal of expertise in identifying the causes. It’s just that this fires season was so incredibly politicized around climate change. The Australian fires produced more carbon emissions than the country produces in a year.
The US and Australia share resources for fire fighting with people on the ground and equipment - with Canada too. Because of climate change this will no longer be possible because of the overlapping of our fire seasons.
Like the pandemic, climate driven fire seasons loss of life and property is fueled by political inaction. By governments not governing for their proper constituents, the people.
Not to worry.
The worse it gets, the harder the invisible hand will take care of it, I hear.
Yah; the “greenie arsonists” nonsense began on the far-right fringe, but it didn’t stay there.
It was picked up by the mainstream right wing media (e.g. The Australian), then spread to the corporate media more generally (which is heavily Murdoch-dominated in Oz, and the few bits that aren’t News Limited are controlled by equally-vile local billionaires) and was eventually promoted by the mainstream right wing politicians (i.e.: the Federal government, controlled by the Liberal/National Coalition).
Basically, everyone who had an interest in climate change denial or in deflecting blame from government incompetence jumped on it as soon as they could.
Seeing a Pantone orange sky from all horizons is a chilling experience. Puts you in your place. Seeing the trees ablaze moving at speed in fast winds is pure horror.
My thoughts are with those having to go through this. Much love.
Essentially a “nuclear winter” every summer. Based on what the temperatures were/were forecast to be vs. what they are with the sun blotted out, it got at least 20 degrees cooler.
The irony is that last year a Trump supporter flew to California, rented a car and drove around starting multiple fires. All projection, all the time.