“Really horrifying”: Fire clouds spark 710,117 lightning strikes in western Canada in 15 hours.

Storm-producing fire clouds threw out hundreds of thousands of lightning strikes over wildfire-stricken British Columbia and northwestern Alberta provinces in Canada Wednesday and Thursday, bewildering meteorologists…

Of those (710K+ lightning strikes), 597,314 were in-cloud pulses, meaning the strikes didn’t hit the ground. There were 112,803 cloud-to-ground strikes detected over the same area, (Chris Vagasky, a meteorologist with the company Vaisala) said.

“As a whole, Canada doesn’t generally see a lot of lightning — about 90% less than the United States.”

Yup. No need to worry about climate change. Unless you have some understanding of just how interconnected, reactive, cumulative, physical processes in nature can become.