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Re: Wildfires

Postby CrustyOldFart » Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:37 am

Caldor Fire Update: Spot Fire Detected At Kirkwood
The fire over by Lake Isabella is pretty bad, but the one up by Lake Tahoe is a disaster! Or maybe I should say that the Isabella fire is a disaster and the Tahoe fire is an catastrophe!
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Re: Wildfires

Postby panamint_patty » Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:02 am

All California National Forests temporarily closed due to fire concerns
The state can't deal with anything more than it's already dealing with and so their closing down at least until September 17th. That's going to impact lots of people for the Labor Day Weekend, but the risk is too great.
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Re: Wildfires

Postby camel » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:14 pm

What It's Like to Live Covered By Wildfire Smoke
Huge numbers of people have had to deal with the impact of wildfires in recent years. It seems likely that things will get worse.
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Re: Wildfires

Postby zuma » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:56 pm

Every National Forest In California Is Closing Because Of Wildfire Risk
The decision was rather sudden and the financial impact on small businesses located near National Forests is devastating! I heard that in San Francisco they're paying thugs not to shoot each other. What about hard working people running businesses?
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Re: Wildfires

Postby BoraxBill » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:47 am

FOREST MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND AIR QUALITY
The excuse is climate change. The actual reason is irresponsible forest management policies. Put substantial effort into brush removal, clearing of downed trees, and the construction of firebreaks, and maybe a few more similar things and fires will be contained quickly. The big payoff will be cleaner air. Lots of people have breathing issues and poor air quality causes these people to suffer UNNECESSARILY. Put as much money into prevention of forest fires as is spent on fighting forest fires and after five to ten years the amount spent on fighting them will drop considerably! It will take time to make up for decades of failure to deal with the issue.
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Re: Wildfires

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:51 am

BoraxBill: I agree that bad forest management is the main issue here. Back in the 1950s through the 1970s efforts to clear out dried brush and dead trees were reliable and consistent. The ball was dropped in order to save money and now it's been decades of irresponsible forest management efforts and we are now paying the price. Climate change might be about ten percent of the issue, but mostly and by far it's a failure to properly manage forest areas.
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Re: Wildfires

Postby sandman » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:59 am

Decades of negligence is how we got here. I'm willing to bet that the amount it would have cost for four decades of proper forest management would be less than the amount it has cost for the last two years of fire fighting. The people running this state need to get their heads out of each other's backsides and start acting like responsible leaders for a change!
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Re: Wildfires

Postby MojaveMike » Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:03 am

The morons in charge are short-sighted and they have their priorities completely wrong. Rather than wasting money taking care of the irresponsible and on exaggerated fantasy social issues, spend money in a way which benefits everybody. Reality comes back to bite you when you lose touch and that's basically where we're at now. The problem is that it's responsible people who pay for the mistakes made by the morons in charge!
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