An update of Alberta, Canada’s Blazing Fire:
The fire in Canada continues to rage and there is an extensive amount of damage the fire has destroyed and consumed in it’s blazing path in Fort McMurry. An aerial satellite picture shows a very sobering visual image.
The damage is not only on land but in the atmosphere that poses another threat to it’s nearby residents. The toxic gases consist of carbon dioxide but also methane and nitrous oxide, two other greenhouse gases. As of Friday morning it had burned over 500,000 hectares of land, or more than 1.2 million acres. (A hectare is a unit of surface or land measured equal to 100 ares, or 10,000 square meters: equivalent to 2.471 acres.)KeepingUInformed at natswritings.com
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