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Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 19th, 2018, 1:17 pm
by ferri
Gov. Jerry Brown proposes easing logging rules to thin forests
Faced with the worst summer fire season in 10 years, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing broad new changes to California’s logging rules that would allow landowners to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit as a way to thin more forests across the state.

The proposal — which has the support of the timber industry but is being opposed by more than a dozen environmental groups — would represent one of the largest changes to the state’s timber harvesting rules in the past 45 years.

The legislative session ends for the year next Friday. On Thursday, the details were still being negotiated by legislative leaders and the governor’s office behind the scenes and had not yet been formally introduced in a bill or put up for a vote.


More here:
https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2018/ ... 542Dp2YsAA

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 19th, 2018, 8:15 pm
by Drip_Torch
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Camp fire by the numbers Nov 19th.


151,272 acres or 61217 ha. 70% contained. Full containment expected November 30th

Structures destroyed: 12,462, not including 3,388 minor structures.

Single Residences: 11,713
Multiple Residences: 277
Commercial 472

Damaged structures, not included in the above totals: 476

Resources deployed: (dropped a bit today, for the second day in a row)
Engines 390
Water Tenders 56
Helicopters 17
Hand crews 95
Dozers 51
Total Personnel 4,736


Unaccounted for persons: 699 (dropped 294 names today)

Fatalities 79:
Inside structures: 52
Outside 18
Inside vehicles: 9

Weather forecasts suggest there will be 1 1/4 inches of rain fall on the area Wednesday.

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 20th, 2018, 5:26 am
by monilynno
TRUMP WAS RIGHT: Jerry Brown Eased California Logging Rules Back In August https://www.dailywire.com/news/38520/go ... xSpQXWOmSs

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 20th, 2018, 7:05 am
by ferri
monilynno wrote:TRUMP WAS RIGHT: Jerry Brown Eased California Logging Rules Back In August https://www.dailywire.com/news/38520/go ... xSpQXWOmSs


I just came in to post that!

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes easing logging rules…

PUBLISHED: August 23, 2018 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: August 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

Before the Gold Rush in the 1850s, forests burned naturally every few decades in California from lightning strikes or Indian tribes’ burning. That cleared dead wood and left mostly larger, healthy trees. But without those fires for the past century or more, today’s forests are much more dense, with up to 10 times as many trees per acre in some places. The dense brush and increased numbers of small, spindly trees cause fires burn much hotter now and climb more easily into the tops of trees, creating massive blazes that burn for months.


More here:
https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2018/ ... 542Dp2YsAA

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 20th, 2018, 11:00 am
by Drip_Torch
There's also another general trend that shouldn't be overlooked and dismissed.

This year, once again, it has been both hotter and dryer.

temp-and-precip.jpg


(If you find this graph interesting, I would suggest looking at the animated script that plots the data by decade.)


******* https://twitter.com/RARohde/status/1061932207940530176 *********


Data set: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/statewide ... eyear=1980

Fire History: Cal Fire

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 20th, 2018, 11:08 am
by Ka-El
Drip_Torch wrote: This year, once again, it has been both hotter and dryer.

BC should take note and start budgeting/preparing accordingly :smt045

(Personally, I'm enjoying this warming up here on the north coast. The summers are getting longer, drier and hotter, and we are barely getting any snow even inland anymore - although we can and do still get the occasional massive dump to dig out)

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 20th, 2018, 8:05 pm
by Catsumi
Hmmm, I know soon I could use your help digging out my dump, Kael. :biggrin:

Where are all those folks in Cali supposed to go now that they've lost their homes and possessions, I wonder. I saw small tents being used to house them on News.

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 21st, 2018, 10:47 am
by ferri
This is such a nice thing. i like it when "celebrities" put their money where their mouth is.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers donates $1 million to Camp Fire victims

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday announced he was donating $1 million to help the victims of the wildfires in Northern California.

In a video shared on Twitter, he said State Farm insurance would donate $1 -- up to $1 million -- for every retweet of his post that carried that hashtag #RetweetForGood.

"In Northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of Paradise burned to the ground, and many of the residents that got out are now displaced in my hometown of Chico and across the north state," he said while seated wearing a "Butte Strong" hoodie.


More here:
https://www.kcra.com/article/aaron-rodg ... QkIAiAjf4c

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 21st, 2018, 10:54 am
by Queen K
I wonder what Bill Gates is donating.

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 22nd, 2018, 11:23 am
by Mordu
Arnold Schwarzenegger (a Republican) Serves Breakfast to California Firefighters Battling Camp Fire

(with a super-bonus video)

https://etcanada.com/news/389470/arnold ... camp-fire/

And what did Trump do on his visit - - toss a few MAGA hats, gas cans, and marshmallows out to the crowd?

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 22nd, 2018, 2:48 pm
by Omnitheo
Queen K wrote:I wonder what Bill Gates is donating.


Is there an expectation that he donates to the fires? A lot of the Bill and Malinda Gates foundation charity goes to helping improve sanitation, education and health around the world to help impoverished peoples and communities.

How much have the Koch brothers donated to the wildfires?

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 22nd, 2018, 3:15 pm
by rustled
Drip_Torch wrote:There's also another general trend that shouldn't be overlooked and dismissed.

This year, once again, it has been both hotter and dryer.

temp-and-precip.jpg


(If you find this graph interesting, I would suggest looking at the animated script that plots the data by decade.)

Link? I spent a bit of time on Google and couldn't come up with it.

I'm curious about what BC would look like. As Ka-El suggested, BC may look the same.

Edited to add: Thanks for adding the links, Drip_Torch.
:130:

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Nov 22nd, 2018, 8:37 pm
by Drip_Torch
The overall effort on the Camp Fire has been nothing short of amazing.

Every day I've been able to watch the ICS shift briefings, I've had access to two daily incident updates and Butte County Sheriff does a minimum of one update a day to keep the public apprised of their efforts at accounting for all the residents.

While containment is now pegged at 95%, the other numbers continue to be updated daily, and it's clear the overall damage assessment is an ongoing concern.

Today, Butte County just released a new offering to the public that takes transparency and the fire information effort to a whole new level. A series of video surveys and 360 degree drone panoramas of all the major roads in the Town of Paradise, as well as detailed aerial imagery maps of most of the burn areas. The purpose of the imagery was to provide search and recovery teams on the ground with a general overview and to assist multiple agencies in coordinating the response.

This information is now available publicly at:

http://www.ButteCountyRecovers.org/Maps

(Click on the "Drone Images" tab to see the overall stitched image map they've compiled, as well as to gain access to the 360 degree panoramas and 4K track videos.)



Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Dec 12th, 2018, 10:58 am
by ferri
I hope they can find out who did this. :-X If they do, they should be charged with murder.

PG&E FINDS BULLET-RIDDLED GEAR NEAR WILDFIRE

A Northern California utility says it found damaged power lines and other equipment with bullet holes at two sites near where the Camp Fire started.

https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/n ... vQMuFNxYXw

Re: Cali is Burning

PostPosted: Dec 12th, 2018, 11:04 am
by Fancy
Arson? Sabotage? Ugly and illegal activity with horrible consequences?