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Radnice



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
It just goes to show that in many ways nature still has the upper hand over us. Only by expending massive amounts of energy can we outdo nature and even then we cannot do better than nature for short term expenditure without destroying the earth with nuclear explosions. Our influence over the climate has only taken place by nearly a century of energy expenditure while nature can whip up a storm, which we can do nothing against, in a matter of days.

And welcome Radnice.


Thank you! And yes, your words are very true. After all, we can look at other invasive species - how their increased need for resources destroyed their niche, which led to their own reduction in numbers.
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woodburner



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radnice wrote:
oh my...this fire season has been horrible in many places across the globe. It is saddening to see that we haven't been able to come up with a quick solution how to divert them or put down before they reach such a horrific dimension!


The solution is to let the fires burn. There is a huge amount of fuel lying around and sooner or later it will catch fire. As long as humans keep their ignorant fingers out of it, the system will become stable.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trouble is that people are living in the path of the fires and their properties "have" to be protected. Insurance companies might sue the fire department if they didn't put a token, at least, effort into fighting such a fire. I think that in these large fires the effort goes into the more urban areas and much of the rest does just burn.
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