Without living near a wildfire prone state, it’s really hard to understand the feeling of fragility and helplessness that come along with it. We’re writing this from Oregon, where record wildfires have torn through much of the state, leveling entire towns and leaving old growth forests ravaged. Thick smoke is hanging in the air, like a blanket of stinky fog, making it toxic to even walk down the block.
California’s recent wildfires have brought even worse smoke, with recent San Francisco conditions that mimic a true apocalyptic movie.
Indeed, the recent sci-fi thrilled Blade Runner 2049 featured eerily similar orange-hued scenes, set in a truly dystopian future.
It is LITERALLY Blade Runner 2049 in California right now. pic.twitter.com/FAggbTQeNB
— kevin l. lee (@Klee_FilmReview) September 9, 2020
From a dystopian film set in 2049 to an eerie reality set 29 years earlier, it’s depressing to see the comparison at all, let alone so soon.
Someone even made a drone video in San Francisco that shows just how spooky the comparison is.