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New Normal

Aug 09, 2018


These are not wildfires, of wildfires we have none. We have man caused disasters. Perhaps that greed fools will stop promoting further destruction, like logging, when we need more trees, more water, more open space. And I am tired of being told: We are sorry but comments are not allowed in you area (greater LA) anytime I disagree with the editors.


Voice of Liberty


It's time to act like big boys and girls. Start logging responsibly. Let's clear out dead trees. Hannah Beth has no problem taxing and regulating us to death but she can't seem to figure out how to hire guys with chain saws and chippers. Really? Jerry Brown laments the new normal but he's all set to retire to his Grass Valley - rural encroaching - compound in the forest. Whatever. It's not overpopulation. It's not global warming. It's dealing with the reality you are in. If the world is warmer and drier, then we need to manage our forests better. If there are more of us living in this state, then the LA's and SF's and other metro areas need to start building up...not pushing out into farmland and forests. Finally, one flat tire shouldn't cause a massive wildfire that devastates an entire region of the state. We've got plenty of homeless and mentally ill who could be put to work with weedwackers and mowers to cut back grasses statewide. This browbeating and boo hoo'ing gets nothing done. Deal with it California. We pay enough in taxes.


State and federal scientists have studied the decline of our forests to death. They’ve developed comprehensive recommendations for urgent actions that are needed to confront this threat.

To date, however, officials with the authority to act, from the president and governor to Congress to the Legislature, have not committed to the needed bold, comprehensive actions. With Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins proclaiming wildfires are the Legislature’s top priority, the next four weeks offer the opportunity to launch the overdue era of forest health restoration. A robust state-led partnership with the federal and local governments, as well as private sector and community-based collaboratives is effort is essential. We know what works best to restore forest health and resiliency. At this point, the problem is more political- finding the will to act boldly, such as redirecting the hundreds of millions in high-speed rail, which whose impact on greenhouse gas is a fraction of one megafire, into forest health restoration.