In 2015, wildfire burned over 10 million acres of land across the United States for the first time in recorded history. This was no anomaly: 9 of the 10 worst fire seasons have all occurred since 2000. 2017 is on pace to join the list with nearly 8.5 million acres burned as of September 17. Forest restoration—the strategic removal of brush and shrubs and selective thinning of trees—could help return forests to a healthier state. However, the agency is far short of the resources it would need to do to the job at the scale required. An ambitious new approach to financing is needed. One such approach, called the Forest Resilience Bond, will allow private investors to help close the gap between the need for forest restoration and the capital available for restoration projects. #forestresiliencebond#forestfires#naturalinfrastructure#forests#wildfires#investments
#Portland ➡️ #Boise#Idaho
The plateaus of central Oregon are an arid #landscape that has been at the powerful and erosive will of #water for millennia. During the #summer months the dendritic canyons and valleys become #dehydrated from lack of rain rendering the area more susceptible to wild fires. In the last 100 year’s the amount of #wildfires has been drastically reduced not by natural causes but by the interference and fire suppression of humans. The arid biome of central #Oregon relies on fires for trees like the ponderosa pine to propagate and create new life. With a build up deadfall and an abundance of fuel for #fires , this phenomenon creates an #environment that is prone to massive #wildfires that can run out of control and cause tens to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of #collateraldamage . While the #PacificNorthwest gets engulfed in an #inferno , the eastern seaboard of #America gets pummeled by #hurricanes annually.
Never forget that the presence of water has a profound impact on the world we live in.
Late post since there’s not much signal up there. Notice it’s snowing and the forest is smoking because of the wildfires. Breathtaking view every time I come here. Pictures and videos never do this place any justice. Come check it out for yourself
Con todo lo que está pasando en el mundo 💔 🌎 se que cada uno de nosotros tenemos la sensación de una gran impotencia el no poder estar físicamente ahí para ayudar! 🙏🏻 Una de las formas más fáciles sería hacer una donación monetaria! 🤝 Así contribuyes tu granito de arena! mañana sintoniza UNIVISION 🙌🏻 de 7pm/6c/4pac para que todos nos unamos por los nuestros! ❤️🌎ante los afectos devastadores es el momento de unirnos, contribuir y ayudar a los afectados. También Encontré una organización que se llama GLOBAL GIVING, en donde el fondo ayudará a satisfacer las necesidades inmediatas de los sobrevivientes de alimentos🍞🍗, agua potable💧💦, productos de higiene, atención médica 🚨y refugio. Una vez que se haya completado el trabajo inicial de socorro, estos fondos harán una transición para apoyar los esfuerzos de recuperación a más largo plazo. Estamos unidos por los nuestros! .
Cancer update: I thought all my result we're in but my doctor just called with last lab, it showed elevated tumor levels. So residual tissue/new tumors. I spoke too soon, I apologise.⏺A pet scan may be next. After all this it will lead to 1. Watch and wait or 2. Surgery.⏺This will not be debilitating, more a bump in the road. ⏺But more than anything I'm frustrated.⏺When drs we're trying to diagnose me at first I went through several scans (nuclear) and all we're normal...it was a BIOPSY that diagnosed me.⏺So this all brings me back to the feelings of thinking things are fine one minute and then not the next.⏺This is thyroid cancer awareness month and this is why I'm sharing my story, real life, real time.⏺Cancer has so many ups and downs and uncertainties even when you've already done it once before.🔥🎨Anyway here's part of a quick sketch I did a while ago. Hope it makes up for the not so fun news.❤Thanks for your support and love...you guys rock!
My heart is broken from all of the recent devastation throughout our beautiful country and the world. Most near and dear to my heart is Glacier National Park, my favorite national park and easily my favorite spot on this planet so far. Wildfires have been ablaze here, destroying thousands of acres of forests and iconic landmarks. I don't remember where on the Going-to-the-Sun Road this was taken, but these magnificent trees could be gone now. Fires in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, and others out west have been ravaging the old growth forests I've come to cherish.
Along with wildfires, other natural disasters have become stronger and more destructive over the years. With back-to-back-to-back hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have set countless records at the expense of hundreds of lives and displaced thousands. I've been fortunate enough this summer to be able to financially support recovery efforts where I can (sidebar: currently looking for ways to help those affected by Hurricane Maria, so if you know of anything, help a sista out!).
Throughout the world this is happening. Those that know me know I don't get political. Ever. However I have been silent long enough on this and cannot forgo what I've been feeling. As a scientist, climate change is happening. It is causing longer, hotter drought seasons, warming of ocean temperatures, and more frequent and extreme weather events. Climate change is causing more destructive fire and hurricane seasons than ever before, not to mention the iconic and helpless images coming from the ever-dwindling polar ice sheets. This is all real and it is happening now. As a scientist I know this, and as a scientist I am infuriated that the leader of this country I love so much does not accept this. Does not accept or care to believe scientific facts and makes rash political and environmental decisions instead. I am heartbroken and fearful. Fearful for my own job security and professional future. Fearful for our country. Fearful of the well-being of our planet as a whole. I am doing my part and will continue to do so, not for me but for all of us 🌎🌍🌏
#Hurricanes , #earthquakes , #wildfires - are you prepared to manage #foodallergies if you are without power, have to evacuate or need to shelter in place? Share what you keep in your emergency kit.
Make sure you are prepared: https://community.aafa.org/blog/people-with-asthma-and-food-allergies-should-prepare-now-for-hurricane-irma
Watching all of these natural disasters truly breaks my heart. So many children and families will be traumatized of "Summer 2017". The thought of these places being completely destroyed for months and even years to come is devastating. 😢 I pray for all these places and the world as a whole...and most importantly the lives of the people who will hold these tragedies forever.
Driving into the canyon was beyond breathtaking. Having just gone by areas that had been scarred by the wildfires and still smokey in some parts my heart ached for those affected by this year's disasters not just here in BC but across the globe. How is it there is such devastation, heartbreak and yet such beauty and happiness all in the same place. It seems the impossible meets the possible everyday. No matter the disasters we face, there is still beauty to be discovered and remind us of what life means in moments as trying as these. #breathtaking#thisislife#beauty#heartbreak#healing#globallove#bcpride#wildfires#farwellcanyon#canada