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Is it too late to defuse the danger of megafires?  RSS feed

 
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I just read this interesting article - Is it too late to defuse the danger of megafires?

Here's a snippet...

"Forests in the Southwest have become a fuel stockpile. A century of U.S. Forest Service policy of quashing all fires has allowed forests to become overgrown, and now a warming climate is making the problem worse.

Scientists are trying to defuse these green time bombs. Is it too late?"
 
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It is not too late to act, in my opinion. If we don't act, it is too late. Same with all the other problems we're facing. We can throw up our hands and say "It's too late" or we can do the right thing. It's a matter of priority and will, not a lack of solutions, in my opinion.
 
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I agree that if we don't do anything soon people will have to learn from their mistakes big this time possibly even with their lives. We have been making an major effort to clear firebrush from our property and replace it with proper fire design when it does come hopefully we can reduce the damage.

 
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