The Northern lights are actually a visual result of Solar Flare radiation converting Carbon14 into Methane and C02 in the Thermosphere.
Solar radiation that reaches the Earth, actually releases C02, which was entrained in the oceans, back into the atmosphere.
This C02 is normally scrubbed out of the atmosphere by Forests, but with the increased man made De-forestation worldwide, along with forest fires, is the main cause of our rising C02 levels…
Increased C02 levels trap Solar heat, which causes increased water vapor in the atmosphere, which traps even more Solar heat.
I find it interesting that our C02 levels started to really spike in the 1950’s
There was a period of development where mankind started expanding. The population grew from 2.5 Billion in 1950 to 7.5 Billion in 2019.
One side effect of this expansion is deforestation. Since then, mankind has clear-cut almost 60% of all forests on Earth to make room for a growing population.
For years, Governments have invested Billions of Dollars into C02 storage technologies that have failed miserably!
To mitigate some of the causes of Forest Fires
All we need to do is allow the lumber industry to harvest forest segments in such a way that provides a natural fire break, which will help keep the main forest ecosystem healthy and flourishing. Then, not only will we be maintaining our forests properly, we will also be practicing C02 storage by using the refined products in building products, furniture, pulp and paper products etc… which can entrain C02 for hundreds of years!
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Over the past summer, Civeo had experienced forest fires that threatened one of its camps in Northern Alberta. Trident Pump Inc. worked with Civeo to mobilize its equipment and technology with almost no notice to site.
Trident Pump Inc. was able to efficiently mobilize and utilize its technology to pump water from the closest water source over 2 KM away to prevent the fires from harming the lodge.
We found Trident Pump Inc. staff to be very knowledgeable, professional and cooperative throughout the course of the situation in high stress times.
Overall I would classify Trident Pump Inc. work and their approach to be outstanding and look forward to working with them in any project they should be awarded in the future. We would recommend Trident Pump Inc. without hesitation.
This past May, our province battled the worst fire in our history when the Wood Buffalo wildfire displaced almost 90,000 Albertans from their homes and businesses. From the early hours of the emergency, through the months of rebuilding and recovery, the strength of our communities and people has exemplified the spirit of Alberta.
When our province faced the worst, you reached out to help those who needed it most.
The incredible work you did in such difficult conditions has not gone unnoticed.
It is my honor to present you with a commemorative medallion and an official certificate in recognition of your outstanding service. This medallion represents the extraordinary efforts of Albertans who stepped up during the wildfires and evacuation. Your courage, resilience, and compassion are nothing short of extraordinary. Please accept my deepest and sincerest thanks for going above and beyond in the face of this unprecedented natural disaster.
While there is still a lot of work ahead of us, with the support and inspiration from Albertans like you, we will make these communities home again.
Sincerely; Rachel Notley
On May 4th
, 2016, the Forestry Division put a number of high volume pumps into service as provincial assets. One of these pumps was a Younkers Welding Ltd. (YWL) patented water pump complete with hose deployment system and manpower. Once deployed on the Ft. McMurray fire, the YWL pump was used to flood and extinguish large
areas of deep ground fires in the deep organic soils in the fire area and also to fill water tenders as needed.
Operations staff responsible for working the deep ground fires were impressed with the speed in which YWL could set up, take down and move the pump to different areas of the fire. YWL’s system was able to deliver water in impressive volumes everywhere they were requested too.
The division is working with Younkers Welding Ltd. to schedule another demonstration in the spring of 2017. The purpose of the demonstration will be to determine the pumps’ effectiveness to supply water to 16 – 150 gpm sprinkler heads at long distances and large elevation changes.