[MCN] Logging to reduce fuels can't stop today's severe fires

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Wed Sep 9 15:54:22 EDT 2015

"The researchers are still sorting through 
preliminary data, and many other compounding 
factors, like the slope or structure of the 
forests, could also be playing a role. But 
Prichard said she isn't seeing much difference 
between the severely burned areas that received 
fuel treatment before the fire and those that 

"'There was a tipping point, where the fire 
weather was so severe that the treatments were 
not as effective anymore,' Prichard said.


Behind complexity, there is always simplicity to 
be revealed. Inside simplicity, there is always 
complexity to be discovered."
-Gang Yu
"Š energy consumption in 1960 was about half what 
it is now Š. Surely we had a civilized country 
then, with roads, electricity, entertainment, and 
so on. Š. Have we, by doubling our energy 
consumption, doubled our happiness?"

Kimon Valaskakis, Peter S. Sindell, J. Graham 
Smith, and Iris Fitzpatrick-Martin. The Conserver 
Society. 1970. Harper & Row.

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