The Republican Brain?

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Re: The Republican Brain?

Post by Maddy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:02 am

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:35 pm

But,,,the thing that doesn’t seem to be in dispute (by most?) is that climate is changing. . .

If climate wasn’t changing, then why are there larger, more destructive fires in CA than even 10, 20, 30 years ago?
Was there ever a "golden age" in which the climate was NOT changing?
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Re: The Republican Brain?

Post by technovelist » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 am

l82start wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:35 pm

If climate wasn’t changing, then why are there larger, more destructive fires in CA than even 10, 20, 30 years ago? If not climate, then poor management by humans which is even worse.
it is the "even worse"
https://www.americanthinker.com/article ... fires.html
Correct.
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Re: The Republican Brain?

Post by Maddy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:38 am

I can't speak to the situation in California, but around here, harvesting of timber on state and federal land is a major culprit. The right to harvest is bid out to private timber companies which more often than not leave an obscene mess just waiting to ignite. The state and federal bureaucrats who are supposed to be managing this process turn a blind eye to all this, understanding their mandate is to maximize the profits realized by these contracts.

These public lands are generally divvied up into sections that are earmarked to support various public funds. Schools are a big one. Interestingly, those people who are screaming the loudest about "climate change" are often the same ones who are clamoring for ever-more-money for schools and other bottomless pits. If those folks were required to actually set foot on these vast wastelands of ignitable slash which provide the funding for the public sector, their little heads just might explode.
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Re: The Republican Brain?

Post by l82start » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:00 pm

California would be the opposite, here the environmentalists prevent logging and clearing on private and public land to save any and every animal big or small, that can be used to shut down logging and clearing. at the same time the government puts out every fire it can, creating a completely unnatural type of growth. The natural pattern for fires should be low slow and cool, trees are far enough apart that only a few burn all the way up, the fire cant jump and the underbrush and grass are benefited by the burn... in CA the trees burn hot and fast because they are to close and have to much underbrush, they burn up into the tops of the trees jump easily through the fuel, and the fire will get so hot it generates its own wind and scorches everything including the topsoil and tree roots, imagine a rolling blast furnace that can catch things on fire just from the heat blasting out in front of it...
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