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Nov 10 2018: LA Times: Forest management comment by Trump is a shameful Attack! Oct 29 2019: Forestry Management being considered by California .

[b]Trump said it, so they accused him of attacking them and did nothing about forestry management.[/b] Link below.

[b]NOW, many people have died from wildfires in California?
Horrendous environmental management laws and ignoring the problem of brush management is directly responsible. These are not even normal forest fires, because they burn so hot the ground itself is damaged, and can't support re-growth without a LOT of help from places like the National Forest Foundation.

Forbes 2019: "Regarding reducing the fuel load, in an interview four months ago, (Governor of California), Newsom said that there are “Hundreds of millions of dead trees” in the state and that it cost his father $35,000 to clear “a small little patch of dead trees” on his property.

Newsom didn’t admit it, but the outrageous cost to remove a few dead trees from private land is a consequence of California’s Byzantine environmental regulatory patchwork.

This is California’s big secret: it’s not climate change that’s burning up the forests, killing people, and destroying hundreds of homes; it’s decades of environmental mismanagement that has created a tinderbox of unharvested timber, dead trees, and thick underbrush.

This dangerous situation attracted attention from President Donald Trump who, during the height of California’s wildfires last year insisted that “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor.""

[b]And now the about face. Below is a paragraph from[/b]

"2019 Fire Season
California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. [b]Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry vegetation [/b]and extreme winds, the size and intensity of these wildfires caused the loss of more than 100 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and exposed millions of urban and rural Californians to unhealthy air. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire. The length of fire season is estimated to have increased by 75 days across the Sierras and seems to correspond with an increase in the extent of forest fires across the state."

STILL blaming it on climate change, even though a tiny bit of sense is creeping in. They are beginning to admit,(a little bit), in their deep subconscious, that maybe something needs to be done about all this dry brush and dead wood.

I just wonder how many more people in California have to die before they begin to address the problem instead of sitting on their asses complaining and blaming climate change? Even if climate change IS the culprit, and not improper planting and forest husbandry, why would it be so wrong to clear the brush? Why is it so wrong to get rid of the dead, dry wood?
strongbow · 41-45, M
Shithole California ran by democrats will always be shithole
strongbow · 41-45, M
[@387713,4meAndyou] Wont happen, and then what about the reas of their issues they face, homelessness, illegal immigration, outrageous taxes, etc.....
4meAndyou · F
[@395188,strongbow] That is supposed to be addressed at the voting booths. Let's see some Californian balls for a change, is what I say. Let's see California politicians rise up with solutions for their people!
strongbow · 41-45, M
[@387713,4meAndyou] Wont happen, at least in our lifetimes and frankly i dont care, fuck california.... they made their bed now they can lay in it
There’s an element that have a policy of
: if it’s good for trump - it’s bad
If it’s bad for trump - it’s good.

Unfortunately these ppl reside in the media and Un elected positions..
GunSmoke9 · 56-60, M
[@387713,4meAndyou] They rather do nothing and just blame global warming.
4meAndyou · F
[@356214,GunSmoke9] When are the people of California going to stand up and say, "Enough!"? If I lived in California, I would be searching high and low for a legislature that would change the environmental laws governing tree clearing.

I would hate my state government with a passion for not caring about its citizens, and allowing the body count to mount up.
GunSmoke9 · 56-60, M
[@387713,4meAndyou] Maybe because it's easier to just blame global warming than to look for real solutions.

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