Edward Struzik, a fellow at Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen's University in Canada, claimed that record heat and drought continue to warm the planet and trigger wildfires. "The fire season is also lasting longer now because of climate change. Spring is coming weeks earlier and fall is coming weeks later. More time for the fires and grasslands to burn," Struzik told CBS News.
Environment Minister Steven Guibeault tweeted: "The ongoing wildfires remind us that carbon pollution carries a cost on our society, as it accelerates climate change."
Former Principal Secretary Gerald Butts tweeted that the clusters of blazes are worse because of the conditions in the forest. "The conditions are caused by climate change. No individual cigarette causes cancer – 40 years of smoking does," Butts said.
However, Twitter account Wide Awake Media linked a satellite video from the College of DuPage Meteorology Department showing that the fires that erupted in the Canadian province all mysteriously started at the exact same time on June 2.
According to a report from the Toronto Sun, the local police are investigating the possibility that the smoke creating poor air quality and making downtown skylines disappear may have been the result of arson. "There is an investigation because the cause is suspect," said media officer Hugues Beaulieu.
Moreover, Quebec fires are not the only outbreaks to have suspicious origins. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested several arsonists, who have been charged with lighting fires across several Canadian provinces, including Nova Scotia, Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta.
Albertan John Cook has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of arson after setting a string of wildfires in and around Cold Lake, a hamlet near Edmonton. Also, he was charged with setting fire to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cherry Grove, Alberta. Still, mainstream media outlets as well as "climate alarmists" continue to blame the origins of the wildfires on climate change.
Canada is enduring its most destructive start to wildfire season, with about 4.8 million hectares (11.86 million acres), which is larger than the Netherlands, already burnt. The Quebec fires alone have caused mass evacuations and have burned through millions of acres of land.
Meanwhile, wildfires flared again in the main oil-producing province of Alberta shrouding most of the skied in the Western Canada province as firefighters in Quebec doused some of the worst fires, allowing thousands of evacuees to return home.
"If you look at western Canada, it's completely covered by the smoke," federal meteorologist Gerald Cheng told reporters on Monday, June 12. "The risk for smoke is very high because the winds are really transporting the smoke throughout Alberta today and even into Tuesday."
The fires in Alberta are sending plumes of smoke eastward over prairie provinces Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Reuters reported. Environment and Climate Change Canada's Air Quality Health Index put the Alberta provincial capital Edmonton and oil sands hub Fort McMurray in the "high risk" category. (Related: New York City's air quality reaches "hazardous" level – one of the worst recorded in decades.)
Nearly 5,000 firefighting personnel have been deployed in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec. Canadian Defense Minister Anita told a briefing on Monday that more army members will be deployed to Edson.
Canada's forestry industry was forced to shut down sawmills, driving up lumber prices and setting production back for months just as housing construction has slowed due to higher costs and a tight labor market.
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Watch the video below about the Federal Aviation Administration grounding all flights at LaGuardia Airport in New York City due to the Canadian wildfire smoke.
This video is from Alex Hammer's channel on Brighteon.com.