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January 28, 2017

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Carolyn

Have not heard from you in a while. Glad you are visiting Nogales again. Very sad about this big fire but we know about that sort of thing in California. Pictures are awful, very hard to fight those fires.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

I've read about out of control fires in the western USA. The size of this one and the incineration of entire towns and immense areas of forest put it in another category altogether. It is amazing that the smoke and ash from fires from 100 t0 400 miles away make the mountains in this whole area look like they are shrouded in fog and deposit microscopic particles of ash here.
Like the TV and radio stations in USA, the stations here carry loops of the disaster all day and add new ones and give updated in present time and interview residents, politicians, firefighters and their families, business owners, anyone associated with the destruction.

Mishy Lesser

hi Paul. thanks for these upsetting posts. I've been so absorbed by the situation and protests here that I've only seen posts on Facebook from Chilean friends but didn't realize the colossal and catastrophic scope. are people in Chile connecting this to climate change? when are you coming home?

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

With all the political news, I'm not surprised that this massive, catastrophic wildfire has not made much of a splash in Boston although the NYT does update news about it.
I wonder what your Chilean friends say about it and hope none of them are in the path of the fires.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

With all the political news, I'm not surprised that this massive, catastrophic wildfire has not made much of a splash in Boston although the NYT does update news about it.
The media here carry loops of the disaster all day but i don't speak Spanish so not sure if climate change is being discussed. I won't be surprised if it comes up once the fires are under control.

Have your Chilean friends said that climate change is in the news and hope none of them are in the path of the fires.

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