2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #33

A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Aug 13, 2023 thru Sat, Aug 19, 2023.

Story of the Week

British Columbia Under State of Emergency as Wildfires Rage in Canada

The emergency order was issued late Friday as wildfires threatened Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, and Kelowna, in British Columbia.

The western Canadian province of British Columbia was under a state of emergency order early Saturday, hours after most residents of Yellowknife, a city farther north, had fled ahead of a deadline to evacuate because of a dangerous wildfire.

The wildfire near Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, was expected to reach the city limits by the weekend. The mass migration from Yellowknife occurred as blazes hundreds of miles away threatened Kelowna, a much larger city in British Columbia.

Officials in British Columbia issued the state of emergency on Friday evening, calling this year’s wildfire season the worst for the province. The order allows officials to enact travel restrictions and other emergency measures.

Click here to access the entire article as originally posted on the New York Times website.

British Columbia Under State of Emergency as Wildfires Rage in Canada by Vjosa Isai & Ian Austen , World, New York Times, Aug 18, 2023 

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Saturday Aug 19, 2023

Posted by John Hartz on Saturday, 19 August, 2023

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