Black People : How easy it is forget the plights of others in the world.

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by nilevalley, May 8, 2016.

  1. nilevalley

    nilevalley going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +93
  2. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,909
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    [​IMG]

    The fire in Canada looks a lot like climate change -- and that should scare you

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/opinions/sutter-canada-wildfire-climate/

    (CNN)The fire raging in Fort McMurray, Canada sounds like something from the apocalypse.

    "It was like driving through hell," Michel Chamberland told CNN of his escape from the area. "Those flames, they were bright, they were big ... It's unreal. It's almost like a dream or something."
    The fire, which has burned at least 325 square miles, forcing the evacuation of some 88,000 people, is so hot and so intense that's it's formed its own weather. The thundercloud produced by the blaze actually is creating its own lightning, and consequently spreading the fire's rage, setting more trees alight.
     
    • Thank You Thank You x 1
    • List
  3. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,909
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    I loved Vancouver visit. Actually wishing I could have traveled for a weekend.

    List of fires in Canada

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fires_in_Canada

    This is a list of fires in Canada. Numbers for buildings only include those destroyed, and area is given in hectares.

    Article Place Year Deaths Damage Buildings Area Notes
    1825 Miramichi Fires New Brunswick, Lower Canada 1825 300+ 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 hectares (2,500,000 to 4,900,000 acres)[1] A series of wildfires that burned in October 1825
    Great Fire of 1846 St. John's, Newfoundland(Dominion of Newfoundland) 1846 3 £888,356 600 hectares (1,500 acres)
    Great Fire of 1852 Montreal (United Province of Canada) 1852 0 Nearly half of city's housing destroyed
    Saguenay Fire Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (United Province of Canada) 1870 7 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) Nearly 1/3 of the population lost everything.
    Great Fire of 1892 St. John's, Newfoundland, (Dominion of Newfoundland) 1892 $13,000,000
    The Great Fire of Saint John, New Brunswick Saint John, New Brunswick 1877 19 $28,000,000[2]
    1900 Hull-Ottawa fire Hull, Quebec 1900 7 $956,962.77
    Great Toronto Fire Toronto 1904 0 $10,350,000 180 hectares (440 acres)
    Matheson Fire Black River-Matheson 1916 223[4]
    Great Fire of 1922 Timiskaming District, Ontario 1922 43 $2,000,000 168,000 hectares (420,000 acres)
    Okanagan Mountain Park Fire Central Okanagan, British Columbia 2003 0 $33.8 Million[5] 239 25,912 hectares (64,030 acres)
    West Kelowna Wildfires West Kelowna, British Columbia 2009 0 $403 million[6] 4 9,877 hectares (24,410 acres) Three separate wildfires
    May 2010 Quebec wildfires La Tuque, Quebec 2010 0 90,000 hectares (220,000 acres)
    Richardson Fire Alberta 2011 0 700,000 hectares (1,700,000 acres) largest fire in Alberta since the 1950 Chinchaga fire.
    2016 Fort McMurray wildfire Fort McMurray 2016 2
    (indirect, car accident)[9] 1,600 200,000 hectares (490,000 acres)[10] Largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history.[11]
     
  4. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,909
    Likes Received:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    (RF) Technician
    Location:
    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    Ratings:
    +795
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/canada-wildfire-alberta-160508050055015.html

    Canada wildfire likely to burn for months
    Blaze may reach major oil sands mine and even neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

    Canadian officials say they expect the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands to continue burning for months.

    The Alberta government said on Saturday the massive blaze in the province will cover more than 2,000sq km by Sunday and continue to grow because of high temperatures, dry conditions and high winds.

    Chad Morrison, Alberta's manager of wildfire prevention, said it is not uncommon to fight such an inferno in forested areas for months.
     
  5. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,480
    Likes Received:
    2,102
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,528
    Also let's do hope and pray the present canadian prime minister ends the private sector oil
    fracking practices (on native folks lands) too!!
     
  6. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,985
    Likes Received:
    11,475
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired computer geek
    Location:
    north philly ghetto
    Ratings:
    +13,729
    i care about black people......
     
  7. nilevalley

    nilevalley going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +93
    Thanks for the information. I spend a big portion of my weekend time. Watching latest updates on the Fort McMurray
    fire. I heard 80,000 people had to be evacated from that area and that it was the biggest evacuation in North American history. I observe wildfires around the globe there are many fires erupting that doesn't receive a lot of attention from the mainstream media.
    I watch these fires along with ususual weather patterns because I know something is going wrong with the global
    weather system.
    The heat that lingered in Alberta Canada and the lack of rain has contributed to this enormous wildfire.I think mankind is in denial about climate change and the only thing that will make us pull our heads out of the sand,
    is when weather patterns go awry someday in the region where we live. When we have to suffer through torrential rainfalls that lead historic flooding or unending droughts on a unprecedented levels, super storms or snowfalls that
    are recording breaking all of that denial will come to an end.
    I am not concerned about race or skin color at this point and I think we all need to access our feelings this way.
    Climate change is real is happening NOW. It's happening to all the races of this planet. And I am sorry, before it's over
    we will have set aside our differences if some portion of the human race intends on surviving.
    The **** is hitting the fan NOW in 2016 and not some far away 2100. We should pay heed study the patterns of the global climate and prepare for the future.
    Thanks again Hodee for the additional info
     
  8. nilevalley

    nilevalley going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +93
    I care about Black people too but I care more about survival on this planet's whose biosphere is imploding. I want to live James!
    I think science is not telling us the truth about about the rate at which climate change is happening. It's happening at a faster rate than they claimed it would occur and it's happening now. If you check alternative news services you will read stories from all over world especially non-white nations and countries about droughts and unusual weather patterns that is causing great suffering
    among the people it is affecting.

    Mainstream news doesn't always cover this. There enough going on to set up alarm. The powers that be are lying to us all
    deliberately diverting our attention away from this growing climate global crisis, by injecting a lot of nonsense in the mainstream news feed.When
    the hands on the clock hit midnight, what they going to tell us then? All the hiding places they hovelled in for years will
    be uncovered what will they do? For us who were taken in by their lies if will be too late.
    You are a talented man why don't you research this issue and try to pass on the rightful information to the black population? Use your gifts to rightfully help us and our children to prepare for the difficult road ahead. God didn't give you that writing talent for nothing USE IT!
     
  9. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    31,985
    Likes Received:
    11,475
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    retired computer geek
    Location:
    north philly ghetto
    Ratings:
    +13,729
    no research is needed. the white man is the devil and as such is going to destroy the planet and kill us all.
     
  10. IFE

    IFE Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    198
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +551

    I don't believe we, or some of us, forget about the plight of others, or global warming. We can watch helplessly as the media showes the plight of others. What can we do? Some of us will pray.
    Do you have suggestions of what we can do about the plight of others.
    What of the plight of the Black communities? There's poverty, hungar, homelessness, mental illness, etc.
    Dumps for waste are in or near the Black communities causing illnesses like cancer and asthma.
    Some of us are to busy trying to make ends meet and can't see beyond our own plight.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • True True x 1
    • Respectful Respectful x 1
    • List
Loading...