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(Independent)   Spain neglects to rake its forests. 600 people evacuated   (independent.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Wildfire, Arson, Costa del Sol, Emergency evacuation, Wildfires, southern Spanish resort town of Estepona, Andalusia, climate change  
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1152 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Sep 2021 at 7:33 PM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-09 7:28:52 PM  
Man, when will people learn to appreciate the value of a good rake?
 
2021-09-09 7:38:11 PM  
Nobody expects the Spanish Inflagration!
 
2021-09-09 7:40:22 PM  

chawco: Man, when will people learn to appreciate the value of a good rake?


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2021-09-09 7:45:24 PM  
What about all the rain?
 
2021-09-09 7:47:04 PM  

foo monkey: What about all the rain?


Mostly down the drain.
 
2021-09-09 7:49:23 PM  
Is jamón ibérico smoke cured?
 
2021-09-09 7:55:30 PM  
Why is PG&E in spain?
 
2021-09-09 8:17:01 PM  
Climate apocalypse is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better.
 
2021-09-09 8:47:35 PM  
 
2021-09-09 9:06:19 PM  
Is that rake crap real?
 
2021-09-09 9:18:38 PM  

Bowen: foo monkey: What about all the rain?

Mostly down the drain.


My drain is bamaged.
 
2021-09-09 9:20:11 PM  

waxbeans: Is that rake crap real?


yes it's real

They are big rake things attached to bulldozer to clear the floor of burnable debris.  It's an important part of forestry maintenance that a certain US state has gotten behind on.
 
2021-09-09 9:20:57 PM  
Some one please translate. My prayers are with you. Thank you.
 
2021-09-09 10:43:58 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: waxbeans: Is that rake crap real?

yes it's real

They are big rake things attached to bulldozer to clear the floor of burnable debris.  It's an important part of forestry maintenance that a certain US state has gotten behind on.


WTF that link says it's absolutely not a thing. It's only used during logging.
 
2021-09-09 10:58:22 PM  

waxbeans: TheGreatGazoo: waxbeans: Is that rake crap real?

yes it's real

They are big rake things attached to bulldozer to clear the floor of burnable debris.  It's an important part of forestry maintenance that a certain US state has gotten behind on.

WTF that link says it's absolutely not a thing. It's only used during logging.


Even if it were a thing, the terrain in the mountain west would make it impossible.
 
2021-09-09 11:00:13 PM  
The blaze in the Sierra Bermeja mountain range started late on Wednesday and grew overnight prompting evacuations near Estepona

Drive away from that fire and Esteponit!
 
2021-09-10 12:06:00 AM  
TheGreatGazoo

It's an important part of forestry maintenance that a certain US state has gotten behind on.

We as humans have never done significant "maintenance" on the forests, because it's impossible. California has 14 million hectares (33 million acres) of forest, and a large portion of that would be inoperable. BC has 66 million hectares (150 million acres) rather impossible to maintain even the smallest fraction of that and as well lots of that terrain is inoperable.

What we have done is changed how mother nature maintains forests, she got rid of fuels with regular fires. We've changed the fire cycle from high frequency/low intensity to low frequency/high intensity by 100 years of fire suppression. Allowing large amounts of ladder fuels to collect means fires crown out and kill the mature trees instead of just burning the litter on the ground. This is what you want, this is what you get.
 
2021-09-10 8:48:58 AM  

New Age Redneck: TheGreatGazoo

We as humans have never done significant "maintenance" on the forests, because it's impossible.



Pfft. Just need a bigger investment in elbow grease and increases in bootstrap pullin' is all!
 
2021-09-10 11:30:25 AM  
bronskrat

Pfft. Just need a bigger investment in elbow grease and increases in bootstrap pullin' is all!

If you don't have anything nice or intelligent to say.....

politics tab down?
 
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