Statue Of Liberty, NYC Engulfed In Smoke As Canadian Fires Threaten Northeast U.S. | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    The Statue of Liberty was surrounded by an orange haze on Tuesday as New Yorkers were tormented by smoke coming from Canadian wildfires that started June 2 in Nova Scotia and Quebec. A counterclockwise-spinning low-pressure system in Nova Scotia was slowly heading toward the west. By Wednesday, New York City trailed only New Delhi, India for poor air pollution levels.

    Air quality levels in New York City on Tuesday were rated "very unhealthy" by the government online platform AirNow. Brooklyn and Queens registered an air quality as high as 226 late Tuesday night; air quality over 200 is considered potentially dangerous. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory through midnight Wednesday for Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties.

    "There's been nothing this thick that I can remember," John Cristantello, a meteorologist for the New York City office of the National Weather Service, said. "This is significant."

    "When that smoke [from the fires aided by the jet stream] does mix down back closer to the surface, like we're seeing today, the pollutants and particulate matter in the smoke coming down close to the surface will degrade the air quality," meteorologist John Homenuk of New York Metro Weather explained on Tuesday.

    "It's unhealthy to breathe it in," he continued. "And it can also reduce visibility significantly. ... Right now, the models are suggesting another burst of of near surface smoke during the afternoon hours on Wednesday, and then some elevated smoke for the rest of the week and even into parts of the weekend."

    Over 160 forest fires were burning in Quebec as of Tuesday. In Ottawa, Canada's capital, levels nearly reached 250, some of the worst levels in North America.

    All of New England except Maine, all of New York, around the the Great Lakes, and as far south as Maryland air quality alerts have been issued. Towns across Quebec were evacuated.

    "This is a dense wildfire," UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said. "You are getting California-style dense plumes that are blowing south. These are more local fires, so the smoke is denser and they are causing more public health problems."

    Satellite observations Wednesday morning showed the area hardest hit in the U.S. from the Canadian fires was in western New York state; the pollution was heading toward the New York City tri-state area and the toward the Mason-Dixon Line.
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( June 11th, 2023 @ 9:52 am )
My so-called "intellectual dishonesty" is that I know the difference between forestry management and the consequences of Leftists' enhanced efforts of NOT practicing it.
Big Bob said:
( June 11th, 2023 @ 9:30 am )
And my comment was about your intellectual dishonesty and over simplification of a complex issue to score cheep political points.
( June 11th, 2023 @ 1:13 am )
Big Bob: My comment was about the Left not understanding forestry management; but your predilection for condemning local Christians as hypocrites, because some people from Southern states consume pronography, was incredibly the crux of your retort.

Are you waxing Freudian here, or do you not understand the need for forestry management?
Big Bob said:
( June 10th, 2023 @ 11:01 pm )
Probably for the same reasons 9 out of the 12 states recognized as located in the Bible Belt consistently land in the top 10 for porn consumption. (I googled it, every time one hits an adult site, they record your IP address) One really must be more responsible when making these type of comparisons. Cause and effect are often not as clear as one might suspect.
( June 10th, 2023 @ 8:15 am )
Why are the worst wildfires in North America occuring in Leftist controlled states and provinces?

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