Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

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    Sep 24, 2020 4:41 PM GMT
    As with Brown before him, Newsom blames climate change for the fires, saying during the campaign last September that, “The science is clear — increased fire threat due to climate change is becoming a fact of life in our state. Drier, longer summers combined with unpredictable wet winters have created dangerous fire conditions.”

    Claiming that climate change causes wildfires naturally leads to a demand for action, with Newsom promising an aggressive progressive pushback against the Trump Administration’s effort to cut red tape regarding vehicle mileage standards, power plant carbon dioxide emissions, and oil and gas extraction.

    That’s politics. Governing often dictates practicality. Here Newsom appears set to do more to combat wildfires than the tentative half-measures signed into law by Brown. Newsom is calling for improved wildfire surveillance and warning systems, better urban planning, and helping property owners clear brush.

    Regarding reducing the fuel load, in an interview four months ago, 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.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2019/02/25/wildfires-caused-by-bad-environmental-policy-are-causing-california-forests-to-be-net-co2-emitters
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    Sep 24, 2020 5:37 PM GMT
    That state is the perfect illustration of the disastrous results of Democrat policies.
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    Sep 24, 2020 9:03 PM GMT
    Except, most of the fires are on Federal land. What has Trump done about these issues? He’s had nearly 4 years to act, and he’s done ZIP.
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    Sep 24, 2020 10:33 PM GMT
    Yes just as it's President Trumps fault that you couldn't buy a new iwatch dear.
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    Sep 25, 2020 12:13 AM GMT
    AussieBeef saidYes just as it's President Trumps fault that you couldn't buy a new iwatch dear.



    LMAO!!!!! When Oscar Wilde said that "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit", he OBVIOUSLY never met you! You crack me up big time!!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 25, 2020 12:35 AM GMT
    Brian_RoXXX said
    AussieBeef saidYes just as it's President Trumps fault that you couldn't buy a new iwatch dear.



    LMAO!!!!! When Oscar Wilde said that "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit", he OBVIOUSLY never met you! You crack me up big time!!!! icon_lol.gif

    A Canadian Nurse I worked with, says the same thing, and why she enjoyed working with me. Because she was always laughing working with me.