Sunday, July 02, 2023


Some news reports tell us we, the U.S., will be experiencing fall-out from the Canadian wildfires all summer.  

Actually, what they said was, until it snows. But it's Canada, so their summer is basically three weeks long, right? 

Look to your left. This how many wildfires there were burning above the 49th parallel yesterday. 

106 in Quebec. 101 in Alberta and another 95 in British Colombia. 

I don't believe there are that many lazy campers that let their s'mores makers get out of control. Smokey the Moose (it's Canada, you know the mascot is a moose of a beaver) would be disappointed if that were true. I find it hard to believe it's not at least partially climate change related. 

Below is a picture I took yesterday of Cleveland.  If you squint, you can see downtown. 

Believe it or not, this is better than it was two and three days ago. 

There are some days I feel it, some I do not. The first bad day, I coughed constantly on my walk from the gym to the office. Now it's just slightly uncomfortable. 

That said, running outside yesterday was challenging. My 10 mile planned run got cut to a little more than 6. Even running down an elevation - which in theory should be easier - was problematic. 

2023 fires may disappear with the snowfall, I fear the cycle of fires might be more common place going forward. Before, it was only metaphorical that the planet is on fire - now it's just literal. 

Song by: Ohio Players


Travel said...

A man that believes in science.

Old Lurker said...

California seems to have gotten used to living with smoke each and every summer.