Thursday, June 08, 2023

Wild (fires) in the Streets (of New York)

In Canada, the weather isn't news unless it happens in Toronto. 
In the United States, the weather isn't news unless it happens in New York.
Here's a roundup of tweets:
Of course, bizarre conspiracy theories are already circulating. A wider perspective: Wow


Cap said...

Turnabout is fair play - the Yanks gassed us with toxic smoke from that train derailment in Ohio. That said, my windows are closed here in TO. No sense in getting gassed twice!

Trailblazer said...

Global! warming, is it sinking in yet?
Global warming does not respect borders or political affiliations!!
Global warming does not respect wealth, stature, influence or self esteem!

Global warming deniers are the offspring of King Canute!


e.a.f. said...

It is unfortunate there are such huge wildfires that the smoke travels so far and endangers people's health.

It is however fitting, that if the smoke had to go somewhere that New York is the place. It's where a number of headquarters are for multinational polluters, the NY Stock exchange, U.N., all organizations who could be doingmore to deal with climate change but don't want to because it might inpact their wealth and power.

Well now they know first hand what climate change really looks like. They maybe able to sit in their homes and offices with air purification equipment, but their kids will want to go out side and play. If you can't go outside and ski, boat, golf, etc. what is the point of having the money? Well of course power, but the rest of the families may not see it that way. It will be interesting to see if law suits start, just like tacbacco and drugs.