Devastating and evergrowing fires test California yet again.
ur imaginations have failed us. Though scientists have sounded the alarm on climate change for decades, our vision has been distant images of climate change for decades, our vision has been distant images of vanishing beaches and uninhabitable desert cities. Sad for island nations, sure, but NIM-BY-ism has been a cozy bedfellow.
In a relentless year of calamity, massive wildfires expelled thousands of Californians into a smoke-filled hellscape this August. As Northern Californians watched friends and family run for their lives via Facebook Live, we looked at the grief in each other’s faces and said, “It’s only August.” While new vocabulary dominates the daily headlines—dry lightning and fire tornadoes—there are no new words to describe the magnitude of fear, loss and foreboding.
Bay Area photographer Will Bucquoy captured this hauntingly beautiful image of a blazing sunset falling over Sonoma County’s Walbridge Fire on August 27. In response to countless requests for his arresting images, Bucquoy generously shared his portfolio under the following terms: “When you see a first responder or firefighter, thank them for contributions.”
From the bottom of our hearts, everyone at Sensi NorCal is indebted to California’s selfless firefighters, first responders, and essential workers who continue to toil to protect their neighbors, children, and grandparents from fires, pandemics, and whatever deathly hand climate change deals next. #thankyoufirefighters #norcal strong.