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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