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In What World Is It OK To See Flames When You're At The Playground With Your Kids?

Sometimes environmental issues are hard to visualize. The planet is enormous, and the changes always seem to be happening slowly or happening somewhere else.This community doesn't have the luxury of trying to visualize environmental change. It's happening now, and it's happening in their backyards. But it's not staying there. The food they produce gets exported to your grocery stores — and so does this pollution.

In 2012, Kern County produced billions of dollars worth of food including grapes, carrots, pistachios, oranges, and almonds.

Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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