How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange?


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Why was the West Coast sky bright orange? This week we break down the Mars-like haze and how climate change is involved. #orangesky #climatechange #wildfires
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Credits:
Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Producers:
Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey

Writer/Host:
Samantha Jones, PhD

Scientific consultants:
Lelia Duman, PhD
Peter Kalmus, PhD
Mark Marley, PhD
Brianne Raccor, PhD
Sanaz Vahidinia, PhD

Still Photos:
San Francisco Bay at noon on 9/9 by Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco Bay at noon on 9/9

The Day The Sun Didn’t Rise by Christopher Michel
The Day The Sun Didn't Rise

Both licensed under CC BY 2.0
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sources:
Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light
https://www.wired.com/story/those-orange-western-skies-and-the-science-of-light/

Why Is the Sky in California So Orange?
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/weather/2020/09/11/why-is-the-sky-in-california-so-orange-

Orange, smoky skies and Bay Area air quality may not improve for days
https://abc7news.com/smoke-in-the-air-today-why-is-sky-orange-quality-index-oakland-bay-area/6414147/

Why is the sky changing colors? The science behind Oregon wildfires’ apocalyptic sky
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/13/oregon-wildfire-sky-color-changes-beachie-creek-santiam/5788760002/

Why the sky turns orange after some storms
https://www.insidenova.com/news/local_weather/why-the-sky-turns-orange-after-some-storms/article_5df1276a-1a14-11e5-be66-3b164e932c8b.html

California wildfires: Smoke turns skies orange
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54096319

Chapter Two – Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanowires: Insights into Band Structure and Carrier Dynamics
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0080878415000459

Rayleigh Scattering
http://site.physics.georgetown.edu/~vankeu/webtext2/Workspace/Rayleigh%20scattering/Rayleigh%20scattering.htm

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Trends
https://www.epa.gov/air-trends/particulate-matter-pm25-trends

The worst fire season ever. Again.
https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-fires-damage-climate-change-analysis/

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Reactions

23 Comments
  • Reactions
    Posted at 22:38h, 17 September

    Sam talks with one of the Reactions team animators (ugh, animators, we knoooow) about what things are like in Portland, OR.

  • Ariel Sproul
    Posted at 14:34h, 18 September

    can we just toss california

  • Find In Nature
    Posted at 14:35h, 18 September

    It's interesting…
    It's like when we use a photography filter to see a solar eclipse.
    The solar eclipse itself as the light is blocked also gets reddish…

  • Dyslexic Mitochondria
    Posted at 14:41h, 18 September

    Heyy you're back. Honestly you're one of the best narrators and presenters I've ever seen. Glad you're back

  • Prabath Hemachandra
    Posted at 14:42h, 18 September

    Awesome!

  • hamza
    Posted at 14:59h, 18 September

    these guys single handedly helped me develop an interest for chemistry

  • Nikho Prasetyo Pratama
    Posted at 15:06h, 18 September

    It just some nuclear testing, relax..

    for legal reason, i'm joking

  • Xxx_Fortnite_gamer_2012
    Posted at 15:36h, 18 September

    Rahlay?

  • Sylvia Rusty Recommends
    Posted at 15:54h, 18 September

    "in case you missed it" Given I live in Oregon id not have missed it even if I lived under a literal rock.

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    Posted at 16:28h, 18 September

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  • Louizz Gaming
    Posted at 16:31h, 18 September

    Whaaat

  • Cole Weede
    Posted at 16:46h, 18 September

    I think Sam did a good job justifying spending company money.

  • manav zaveri
    Posted at 18:50h, 18 September

    2020 effect

  • Anish Tiwari
    Posted at 02:14h, 19 September

    NOW I GET THE REAL PANDEMIC VIBE

  • XSportSeeker
    Posted at 02:34h, 19 September

    I knew I heard or have seen something similar before, and now I remember it. Look for Australia sand storm on image search. Yep, that's it.

  • nurdgurl
    Posted at 03:21h, 19 September

    Was it like this in Australia?

  • SpazzyMcGee1337
    Posted at 12:37h, 19 September

    What's there to change? I thought brushes were already regularly controlled with controlled burning. Is that not the case?

  • Rodrigo Barbosa
    Posted at 16:01h, 19 September

    It is orange in honor of Trump visiting.

  • Love ER
    Posted at 17:07h, 19 September

    The air isn't getting enough antioxidants so it's rusting.

  • Kevin Simei
    Posted at 19:43h, 20 September

    Great video! Fun to watch and made the topic very crystal clear when it comes to understanding it, great job !

  • CreepyBear And Friends
    Posted at 20:34h, 20 September

    Here in southern manitoba I've seen the air turn grungy shades of nicotine orange for weeks at a time during fire season. It gets really hard on those of us suffering from S.A.D. because it comes on the heals of long, dark winters.

  • biohazard737
    Posted at 23:34h, 20 September

    Reminds me when I was in Sydney…

  • Jakub Gabris
    Posted at 13:35h, 21 September

    I predict more cake metaphors in the future 🙂