Thursday, September 10, 2020

Yes, We Know How to Mitigate California's Wildfires

From the (hardly conservative) Pro Publica,
The problem can be stated in two words: Big Environment. It has long been said that extreme environmentalists love the environment -- it is humans they hate.

“Meanwhile, our firefighters are completely at the breaking point,” said Kolden, and there’s little they can do to stop a megafire once one starts. “And after a while you start to see breakdowns and interruptions in other critical pieces, like our food systems, our transportation systems.” It doesn’t need to be this way. We didn’t need to get here. We are not suffering from a lack of knowledge. “We can produce all the science in the world, and we largely understand why fires are the way they are,” said Eric Knapp, a U.S. Forest Service research ecologist based in Redding, California. “It’s just that other social political realities get in the way of doing a lot of what we need to do.”

Well said. I recommend the entire article.

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