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Friday, September 17, 2021

As the treehuggers go catatonic.....

(CNN/CBS13) — A pair of wildfires burning in California’s parched Sierra Nevada mountains have forced the closure of much of Sequoia National Park — including its most treasured areas, home to some of the largest trees on Earth. 

While firefighters are “aggressively attacking” the fires to help suppress them, the blazes have the potential to affect the park’s infrastructure and resources, the park’s website said. Giant sequoias — which can reach heights of 300 feet — have already been hit hard by fires in the state in recent years: “Two-thirds of all giant sequoia grove acreage across the Sierra Nevada has burned in wildfires between 2015 and 2020,” the National Park Service says. 

10 comments:

  1. Just because they have thrived for hundreds of years of natural wild fires don't mean nuffin, eh bro?

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  2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't a lot of the policies demanded by tree huggers (limiting logging, preventing controlled burns, etc.) that leads to the intensity of these fires being so high?

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    1. I was about to say the same thing CJ, but you beat me to it. For sure, better forest management programs could eliminate most of these "wildfires". Think about how long these Sequoia's have stood and what they have endured. Much of this hype is purely propaganda for the super hoax "climate change" agenda constantly touted by the Marxist.

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    2. Not so much controlled burns as putting out natural fires instead of letting them run their course... wouldnt be at all suprised if these trees saw small fires relatively often before we fucked around 'saving' them until we couldnt because the brush load built up to the max

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  3. Tree huggers have no f'ing clue what they're doing. Must be democrats.

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  4. sadly, California's forest management and fire mitigation plans have been driven by people who have no knowledge of the forest as a resource - or a natural area of beauty to be preserved. And, the ignorant population follows along with "save the trees" or "save the little critter no one has ever heard of". So, fire raging through decades of leaf litter and etc on the forest floor, and voila! Huge wildfires...
    as ever has been, stupid is as stupid does
    Original Grandpa

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    1. “California's forest management and fire mitigation plans have been driven by people who have no knowledge of the forest as a resource”
      THIS!
      The dumbasses *think* they know everything but what they *know” is pure bullshit.
      They ARE the problem.

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    2. You've only touched on a small bit of the problem. A young man I knew, he could recite the latin name of any species of flora or fauna native to California and neighboring states. I would quiz him, asking any species I chose. He immediately would provide the scientific name, it's common name, and describe it's habitat. Needless to say, his life long desire was to be a wildlife biologist.

      A few years later I met with him. He was sad and despondent. He did achieve his goal but he was drummed out by the many loud and often hostile do-gooders who populated the field. The state and federal agencies have been targeted by the socialists. Not only to protest but to actively populate those agencies in order to direct policy.

      An example is how commercial fishing has been negatively impacted by byzantine and bewildering regulations which could only be written by persons ignorant of the industry but with frothing desire to shut down industry to 'save mother earth'. Fisher folks who have been in the industry for 4 or five generations make the sudden decision to get out.

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  5. Sequoias survive normal brush fires, and benefit from the competing shrubbery being burned out. Their thick bark resists the fire, and the branches are too high to catch fire. BUT suppress the fires that normally hit every few years and let decades of dead wood and undergrowth accumulate, and the fire may jump to the crown and race through the big trees.

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    1. Perzaxtly.
      The thick cambium layer just inside the outer bark is like a cork-like sponge that holds enough water to resist damage.
      When you visit the old trees, notice the V shaped voids that , on many, you can actually stand inside.
      That is where fire damaged the tree but it still kept growing.

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