- Oct 4, 2008
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- Canberra, Australia
The days when the aborigines burned vast areas of land (pretty much the whole country) over thousands of years (not controlled burns mind you, just burns) to enable them to flush out food, to destroy their enemies etc., are over. The Australian bush has changed since then. It has been estimated that the bush now has 10 times the amount of fuel it did before white man came. I can't imagine there will be enough fuel reduction in the short term (10 years) All you need is drought, low humidity heat and wind - in other words the weather (not climate) we have this summer and it will explode. Victoria's fire season is just starting and it is the most fire prone area in the world. The conditions and fires we see today are a completely natural result of the changed landscape. Thankfully where I am has been the wettest part of the country this year. One thing that should be done is to ban the planting of Eucalyptus with 10 miles of built-up human habitation and replace them with oaks. I think it would be a good policy for the future.I don't know, but was there a wrong forest management in the potential fire areas in the last decade, so that the today fires have to much food?
That was a common failing in Mediterranean and Californian regions. But administration learned.
I cannot argue with this.It's well known that fire is vital to many ecosystems (the devastating fire in Yellowstone decades ago proved this )...and there are lessons to be learned from these fires, similar to the lessons that we are learning in the US west coast. It still doesn't undo the devastation that people are facing....and the emotions that arise from being human in the face of this devastation. I can't imagine any reasonable person not feeling an emotional wrenching from the videos and pictures of loss of animal life as well and the feeling of being helpless. I think for the time being, it's excusable to have these emotions and to express them in hyperbole..it helps to make sense of things. People are just people.
Sorry, I have no tolerance for the zombie protesters who mass around our major cities knowing less that zero about what they are saying. It's a mass neurosis or psychosis which while interesting to witness, never the less makes me feel kind of hopeless. It seems to have been taken up in direct proportion to the abandonment of traditional religion which makes me think that some people just need something to believe in. But tolerance? No. respect? Definitely none.Oh dear...so much for "reflection and tolerance"!
I think many Danes are not very familiar with bush fires the size of Denmark. The same could apply to the residents of Luxembourg or Andorra.Oh dear...so much for "reflection and tolerance"! (see post just above )
Does anyone know where to find Stone's Off-switch? (Provided of course, he has one??)
Otherwise it would be a real help, if you could find the remote, so he could be switched back to his own chanal (IPCC Critics) and, hopefully, stay put there, hanging out with his chum(s?)!
Wisely spoken, Charles!The world is full of things that can irritate, but we can’t allow our buttons to be pushed by everyone. If a person bothers, then don’t be around them or let them bother you. Choosing to not react is freeing
A small glimmer of hopeI will only hope that the valley in the Blue Mountains with Wollemia nobilis, my favorite conifer, will not be destroyed by the fire.
So true... one has to ‘take’ offense. The choice is oursI’ve been here since 2008, and it’s pretty simple to just not be around certain threads where certain people may congregate. Also, with a little self training a person can choose to not be ‘offended’ by objectionable things. The world is full of things that can irritate, but we can’t allow our buttons to be pushed by everyone. If a person bothers, then don’t be around them or let them bother you. Choosing to not react is freeing