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  • Biden Forest Plan Stirs Dispute Over What Counts as "Old"

    05/19/2022 5:53:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    23ABC ^ | May 19, 2022
    President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest woodlands is raising a simple but vexing question: When does a forest grow old? The answer could affect millions of acres of federally-managed forests where environmentalists want logging restricted as climate change, wildfires and other problems devastate vast forests. Scientists say there's no simple formula for what's old — in part because growth rates among species can vary greatly.
  • California Policymakers Suddenly Agree With Trump That Controlled Burns Make Forests More Resilient

    09/19/2021 6:25:57 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 9-19-2021
    California lawmakers are apparently just now discovering that controlled burns to prevent future wildfires might be the new prescription as decades-old policies of progressive-driven ‘conservation’ and reactive fire suppression have failed. Democratic state lawmakers are suddenly in agreement with former President Trump who said in August 2020 that the state needs “to clean its forest floors more than anything else.” At a rally in Pennsylvania last August, Trump told supporters: “I see again the forest fires are starting. They’re starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests — there are many, many...
  • All national forests in California closed to visitors: No Labor Day camping, hiking, biking

    08/31/2021 5:41:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 30, 2021 | Ryan Sabalow
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With fires raging across the state, the USDA Forest Service is closing all 20 million acres of California’s national forests to public access for two weeks beginning Tuesday. In an announcement Monday, the Forest Service said the closure will extend through at least Sept. 17. This closure starts at noon Tuesday. Those caught entering Forest Service lands — including developed campgrounds, hiking trails and recreation sites — face fines of up to $5,000 for violating the order. The announcement extends a closure that was already in place for the Forest Service’s nine national forests in Northern California.
  • Really Interesting Maps for You to See

    06/27/2021 8:03:03 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan. 1, 2021 | General Knowledge
    10 Minute video of interest to those who enjoy maps and interesting tidbits
  • It’s Not Climate Change, Stupid

    09/21/2020 7:20:49 PM PDT · by logician2u · 41 replies
    Thoreau Institute ^ | September 17, 2020 | The Antiplanner
    Early this week, Oregon governor Kate Brown went on national television to call the Pacific Coast fires a “bellwether for climate change.” As UC Berkeley professor of sustainable development Maximilian Auffhammer writes, “It’s the climate change, stupid.”This is one of four responses to the Pacific Coast fires. Brown and Auffhammer are warmers, people who believe the earth’s climate is changing and the fires must be due to that change. In the warmers’ minds, the fires themselves then become evidence that we need to change our lifestyles to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.A second group are the burners, people who...
  • Wildfires Will Get Worse Under Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Veteran Forester Says

    09/14/2020 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    daily signal ^ | 9/14/2020 | chris white
    Nearly 30 years ago, President Bill Clinton made a significant change to federal land management that created the conditions necessary for massive wildfires to consume portions of the West Coast, according to a fire expert who predicted the problem years ago. Shortly before leaving office in 2001, Clinton limited the ability of the United States Forest Service to thin out a dense thicket of foliage and downed trees on federal land to bring the West into a pristine state, Bob Zybach, an experienced forester with a Ph.D. in environmental science, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The former president’s decision...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at Ceremony Recognizing the California National Guard(Gov. Hairdo said what?! LOL!)

    09/14/2020 4:07:28 PM PDT · by Vendome · 31 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | September 8, 2020 | None as this is a recorded event
    Within the first 90 seconds Governor Hairdo, in a very shaky voice, praises Trump for all the help, then admits "We have not done justice on our forest mangagement" "Your administration just entered into an agreement to double our vegetation management Thank you for supporting that effort, funding that effort... We acknowledge our role and responsibility to do more in that space" Pretty dang'd respectful otherwise...
  • Wildfires Will Become Worse Thanks To Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Says Fire Expert Who Predicted Uptick In Blazes

    09/13/2020 7:30:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 13, 2020 | CHRIS WHITE
    Bill Clinton’s land management rules and other liberal policies paved the way for future debilitating wildfires ... Zybach warned of potential disastrous wildfires shortly after Clinton signed a slate of rules in the mid-1990s that drastically reduced logging and road creation on federal lands. ... Shortly before leaving office in 2001, Clinton limited the ability of the United States Forest Service to thin out a dense thicket of foliage and downed trees on federal land... created a ticking time bomb ... “If you don’t start managing these forests, then they are going to start burning up. Thirty years later, they...
  • God saves Portland (Saturbray)

    09/12/2020 7:41:28 AM PDT · by bray · 25 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 9/12/20 | bray
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 King James Version God saved Portland from being decimated by one of the deadliest fires Oregon has ever seen. If not for the winds miraculously changing from easterly to westerly and soon bringing the rains it is very possible much of Portland would have burned to the ground. It is inconceivable why the Lord saved Portland other than he will not take the righteous with the wicked, but there is no other explanation than God for how this miracle happened. Oregon has over a half a million...
  • Is there enough wood in the world to feed sustainability? [AGW propaganda]

    05/02/2020 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.01.2020 | Richard Orange
    Wood is the resource the world is relying on for its low carbon future. It’s touted as a replacement for concrete and steel, fossil fuels, power and plastics. But is there enough of it to go around? […] According to the latest figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global forest production hit record levels in 2018. Up 11% on the year before. “We see an increasing demand for almost all of our products,” says Göran Örlander, strategist at Södra, Sweden’s largest association of forest owners. “The most obvious demand is for biofuels at the moment. Everybody wants...
  • The Lights go out in Napa (Saturbray)

    11/02/2019 7:55:52 AM PDT · by bray · 23 replies
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9 KJV Once again they have turned out the lights in California thanks to thirty years of Communist rules. Right after they passed the largest Tax scam based on Global Warming, they have more wildfires lit by the homeless and turn off the homes. This manmade disaster is looking more and more like North Korea every night. Their complete mismanagement of the forest...
  • The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

    10/11/2019 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2019 | Chuck DeVore
    The power is out in Northern California. More than 1 million Californians are now without electricity, one of modern life’s essentials that is frequently taken for granted. The blackout was done on purpose—to prevent sparks from powerlines that could ignite deadly wildfires. Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. On the surface, the blackout and its causes are simple to understand. But the deeper causes are complicated, span decades of public policy, and dozens of overlapping unintended—and intended—consequences of decisions, both related and unrelated. The wind in...
  • Worship the forests or be Stewards of them (Saturbray)

    09/21/2019 7:05:01 AM PDT · by bray · 12 replies
    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV If there were any question the Democrat Party is a cult this past week proved it with their confession of sins against the earth. A newspaper asked its readers to write in confessions to trees of what they had done in the past week of earth sins as a symbol of their impurity to Gaia. Every week we see them slipping deeper and deeper into their secular humanism and many would say...
  • Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet’s Forests

    08/08/2019 1:15:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.propublica.org ^ | Aug. 7, 5 a.m. EDT | by Abrahm Lustgarten
    The legislation could affect everything from what paper gets used in state offices to what gets served in California cafeterias. ============================================================ In an effort to cut carbon emissions and forestall the climate crisis, California legislators are pushing a new law aimed at helping limit deforestation around the globe. The proposed bill, called the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, or AB 572, would require companies that contract with the state to certify that their products do not cause the cutting of sensitive tropical forests or the destruction of boggy peatland soils in tropical regions — both of which contain enormous stores of...
  • Reform forest fire management

    11/10/2018 7:24:53 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | 18 Sep 2015 Yes 2015 | M. P. North, S. L. Stephens, B. M. Collins, J. K. Agee, G. Aplet, J. F. Franklin, P.
    Globally, wildfire size, severity, and frequency have been increasing, as have related fatalities and taxpayer-funded firefighting costs (1). In most accessible forests, wildfire response prioritizes suppression because fires are easier and cheaper to contain when small (2). In the United States, for example, 98% of wildfires are suppressed before reaching 120 ha in size (3). But the 2% of wildfires that escape containment often burn under extreme weather conditions in fuel-loaded forests and account for 97% of fire-fighting costs and total area burned (3). Changing climate and decades of fuel accumulation make efforts to suppress every fire dangerous, expensive, and...
  • American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan

    07/10/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan During an operation in Deh Bala, an area in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, American Green Berets worked with three Afghan commando companies to combat ISIS in the region. The US military has confirmed that, during the operation, approximately 170 terrorists were killed in the ISIS capital, and the area is no longer in the hands of terrorists. The joint US-Afghan assault took place between April and was largely completed by early June. Around 600 Green Berets took part in the operation along with their Afghan counterparts. In the end,...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • Trump’s Western Firefighters

    09/19/2017 10:55:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2017
    The current hurricane season is capturing most media attention, but Westerners have been living through another nasty season of wildfires. So full marks for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is reversing years of federal neglect to prevent more fires. Last week Mr. Zinke issued a memo instructing his land managers and park superintendents to use the “full authority” of their bureaus to begin clearing the dead and dying trees and brush that clog federal lands and are a tinderbox for Western wildfires. This is the first time in more than 20 years that Interior will, as the memo notes, “proactively...
  • World Tiger Day 2017 July 29

    07/29/2017 2:11:47 AM PDT · by OrthodoxIndianCatholic · 9 replies
    Today is World Tiger Day. On this day we remember Iconic Tigresses of the past like Machli of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the State of Rajasthan in North - West India. We also remember Iconic Tigresses that are still living like Katrina of Bor Tiger Reserve from Maharashtra State and Collarwali of Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh State. Tigers are Flagship Species of Temperate and Sub- Tropical Forests from Siberia to India.
  • We Want God (Saturbray)

    07/08/2017 8:39:55 AM PDT · by bray · 4 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/8/17 | bray
    I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. Psalm 138:2 KJV “We want God”, was the chant of the Polish people when they were calling for their freedom from Soviet oppression during the prayers of Pope John Paul in Warsaw. They did not want money or jobs or handouts they wanted God who represented their freedom just as our forefathers wanted to worship God freely when they sailed to America. It is time for America to go back to God...