Alaska’s terrifying wildfire season and what it says about climate change #Auspol 

What our politicians do not seem to understand, is that climate change is an exponential occurrence. Which means, we need to be drastically reducing our Green House Gas (#GHG) emissions. Not continuing with exploitation of fossil fuels or burning biomass. The human race does not have fifty years, catastrophic climate change can occur any time now. So even nuclear, which is not renewable or carbon free, will not prevent the inevitable if we do not reduce our emissions.

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Hundreds of wildfires are continually whipping across this state this summer, leaving in their wake millions of acres of charred trees and blackened earth.
At the Fairbanks compound of the state’s Division of Forestry recently, workers were busy washing a mountain of soot-covered fire hoses, which stood in piles roughly six feet high and 100 feet long. About 3,500 smokejumpers, hotshot crews, helicopter teams and other workers have traveled to Alaska this year from across the country and Canada. And they have collectively deployed about 830 miles of hose this year to fight fires.
An hour north of the state’s second-biggest city, firefighters were attacking flames stretching across more than 31,000 acres, including an area close to the Trans-Alaska pipeline system, which stretches from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. And that’s just one of about 300 fires at any given time.
“People don’t fathom how big Alaska is. You can…

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