Thanks for that tip, Jeanne. I need a new audio book. I'll see if I can get
it that way.
On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:26 AM Jeanne Vaughn <jeanne.vaughn@xxxxxxxxx>
Scott, glad to hear you and your family are at safe distances from the
fire. The damage it's causing is going to be devastating, however. I've
been watching the videos.
We get some pretty nasty fires here as well. Mexico City is set in the
Valley of Mexico, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. We're #5 on the
list of the largest cities in the world, and with our metropolitan area,
there's a population of 23 million people (9 million in the city by
itself). That's about 20% of the national population.
Further out there's a lot of rural area, and the government doesn't stop
the illegal activity of clearing farm land by burning it, so there are
always a lot of wildfires and bad air right before spring planting. We
never used to have temperatures higher than 26-27º (78-79), but now we're
getting up in the 30ºs along with a lot more humidity. I'm worried about
what the higher temperatures are going to do to the wildfires.
BTW, I'm reading one of the best books I've ever read in my life on
climate stuff right now. Kim Stanely Robinson, a sci-fi writer, or cli-fi
as they're now saying, wrote an incredible novel last year, *The Ministry
for the Future*. I highly recommend it. The Rolling Stone had a great
interview with the author last December:
On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:58 AM Steve Crane <steve.crane@xxxxxxxxx>
We are safe, about 45km away from where the fire is. We're also in the
middle of suburbs several kilometres from any natural vegetation. Rory and
Jessica live in the city near the mountain but round the other side from
where this fire is, and I think far enough from the edge of vegetation to
be okay if there's fire on that side.
On Mon, 19 Apr 2021 at 17:17, Marya F <maryaf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Oh no. And ugh and so sorry. Stay safe. That photo is harrowing!! - Marya
On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 1:40 AM Steve Crane <steve.crane@xxxxxxxxx>
Bad fire started yesterday, even came down the mountain into the
university; their library has been destroyed.