Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by OCD Geek, Jul 18, 2018.
Good to hear that he's okay, but I hope his house will be okay. These wildfires are horrible.
Could someone tell me why LA forrests are always on fire? Jason
The issue isn't so much how often the forest burns, fires are a natural part of the life cycle (though we could talk about increasing frequency and/or intensity). The real issue is that people are living in areas prone to burning.
Yup. I think droughts and climate change have been making the fires more common.
Yes, there used to be one "fire season" in So. Cal. per year, now there are two or three, some years four. The droughts, which were not unheard of, but were not as common or as prolonged when I was growing up are a big problem. It drys out and kills plant life in the mountains and hills so that the slightest spark sets off fires which turn into these unbelievable raging infernos.
What has really surprised me is the huge fires that have broken out in northern and central California in the last several years. I don't recall this being a real problem in the north when I was a kid.
This is not normal (from what I have been accustomed to) and I can only ascribe the series of situations that has led to the increased frequency and severity of these fires, to climate change.
I saw someone observe that in LA, fire risk is gentrified, since the swanky areas of the city are the ones near wooded areas and the more affordable areas are also more urbanized and, thus, not full of dry wood and poorly-maintained power lines.
Ah, of course -- so it's a huge, heavily reported crisis because it affects rich people. If it were the poor people's homes burning down, the media would pay less attention.
Well, L.A. is L.A. The situation in northern California is essentially opposite, the people closer to fire-risks there are more likely to have been pushed out of the San Francisco Bay Area (which, knock wood, seems to be more insulated from forest-fire risks) into recently-rural areas by the exorbitant rents and property values. Though the fires (and preemptive blackouts) can affect a wider area up here, too.
(Yes, Agent 33 was done weirdly wrong.)
Just finished the season! A welcome return to daylight/exterior scenes after the nearly entirely soundstage-shot S5. Ultimately, while episode the season right through episode 12 was cracking fun as usual, the finale itself underwhelmed, particularly since the hinted-at Ghost Rider entirely failed to appear. But, they really had me convinced May was a a goner!
Also, is it just me, or was it weird that even when she was apparently dying, Mac still called Rodriguez "Yo-Yo"? I would have thought that, as traditional as he is, he'd have busted out an "Elena" there...
Finally, will Daisy ever appreciate Deke's gift of all those lemons, and look at him this way for real?!
Finally finally, definitely stoked to hear we're almost certainly getting more of that one Whedon-favorite actor! Why his filmography in recent years is so modest is a mystery to me, given his talent...
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