“Please Get Us Out” — Hothouse Wildfire Threatens to Engulf Tar Sands City of Fort McMurray, 88,000 Evacuated, 1,600 Structures Burned

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Emergency situation now ongoing in Fort McMurray, Alberta where a massive wildfire in this northern climate zone is engulfing the city. This is a very dangerous developing situation that includes hundreds of structure fires and what is now the largest evacuation in the history of Alberta — the first time an entire Canadian city has ever had to evacuate due to a wildfire. Frequent updates to follow (refresh page for new updates).

(BBC report on the latest news from Fort McMurray.)

Conditions Consistent With Climate Change Fan Massive Fire Invading City Made by Tar Sands Production

Monday, a massive wildfire began to encroach upon the City of Fort McMurray, Alberta — a region of Canada known for its production of the hothouse gas emitting tar sands. The fire jumped the Athabasca River on Monday night and, with a switch in the wind toward the southwest, began to approach and invade northward…

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3 thoughts on ““Please Get Us Out” — Hothouse Wildfire Threatens to Engulf Tar Sands City of Fort McMurray, 88,000 Evacuated, 1,600 Structures Burned

  1. A) No surprises here. All of this was predicted but Canada, like all countries, thinks it is larger than life. B, One consolation, I guess–it’s population control when the very notion of not having children is anathema in most countries, especially the U.S. Chickens are coming home to roost

  2. I feel especially terrible for the wildlife and other animals. They are not responsible for any of this, and they are the ones few care about or try to help. This inferno is just an example of the hell we are creating on this earth. It is karma that it is raging in the home of tar sand extraction.

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