Member of the LessWrong 2.0 team. I've been a member of the rationalist/EA communities since 2012. I have particular rationality interests in planning and emotions.
Nice tag you got there. Be a real shame if someone improved it...no, that'd be quite swell.
Woo, talk pages!
Timelapse of fire in the Bay Area recently. This is partway through the area covered gets twice as large. Watch the 20 seconds.
That's kind of scary and makes me feel like I maybe need to rethink my "how fast fire moves" moves. The sheer area covered is so large.
This doesn't make me panic yet, but does make me go "whoa".
I think there's so much forested area that probably doesn't explain it, also two years is probably not that much for growing back? 33 million acres of forrest in CA according to Google. So those fires burnt a lot, but also left > 90%?
I'm curious for how long this kind of list stays current. I could imagine things having shifted after several days or a week. Just a thought for people to check before following a route here.
Comment just to say that I've written a few more thoughts today (Monday). Writing this comment so it shows up in the newsfeed.