I was watching the news and they said it is that time of year again the "fire season" Is this like fall,winter,spring, & summer?:huh:
I've been in Cali since 99 and untill last year I never heard anyone talking about a fire season. I guess 99 to 03 we had good years.nedro said:We get an "Indian Summer" in California that usually starts after the first cold spell (you know what a cold spell is, Right? about 65 degrees ) in mid to late September. Sometimes it will be the hottest time of the entire year and dryest also. It will usually last a month or so. This one is mild.
I've seen some small fires on the news from time to time, but now it seams like an every day thing.luvtolean said::huh: Really? I guess living in areas where fires are frequent, and as a hiker, I took it for granted...but I've always heard about it.
When I was a kid in the 50's we lived in the San Gabriel Valley - The Mountains to the north were often ablaze in the early fall. It looked pretty apocalyptic to the 'duck and cover' generation. Though we were miles away, my friends and I spent many hours soaking my sisters and their friends with squirt guns 'just in case'. I didn't get the impression that they appreciated it, though..abtech said:I grew up in Sierra Madre and for as long as I can remember, fire season meant late August through late September/mid October. I spent quite a few hours on our roof hosing down the shingles during some of the larger fires.
But most Europeans who were polled, blame Bush and America's failure to commit to the Koyoto Accords as the reason for the season.Fig said:I will take the bait.. These fires have nothing to do with global warming other than the extra heat a discarded cigarette can provide. These fires are being set either by careless people, accident, or arson. The one in my area was a truck catching on fire on the side of the freeway. The one in Riverside was buy some guys welding on a chicken ranch. Sparks ignited the grass and away it went. Hardly the work of Global Warming..
Well, that's great, but what does the average European know about the environment (or Californias seasonal trends)? What does the average American know? How do any of their opinions matter on these topics when you're trying to find causation?Crash said:But most Europeans who were polled, blame Bush and America's failure to commit to the Koyoto Accords as the reason for the season.
from 99 to 03 there where no major fires like there is now:idunno:Mojave954 said:How could you not have heard about last years fires. They were all over and the angeles forest almost burnt to the ground. Caused some major mudslides when the rains came too.