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[Powderworks] dumya

ninas ninajill73@hotmail.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:34:06 -0400

ok - yeah and he's getting tons of praise for it?!

now maybe i'm mistaken here (you enviromental management/science folk may be
able to help me - i'm just a lowly designer who only took a handful of
environmental courses in college), but aren't forest fires beneficial and
part of the natural cycle of forest ecosystems?? it was my understanding
that forests need to burn every so often so it can replenish and provide the
ground with nutrients. am i wrong here? if we prevent forest fires all
together (and meddle with the ecosystem), are we putting forests in more
danger down the line? i understand that blazing-out-of-control fires,
spawned on by people is not the kid of 'natural' fires that happen in
nature, but...

really, please, educate me because bush's plan seems really flawed from a
science stand-point. i wont even get into the flawed altruistic reasons -
that's obvious!


on 8/23/02 9:16 AM, Janice Coleman at jec_coleman@hotmail.com wrote:

> For all you activists out there, in case you haven't heard, our wonderful
> U.S. "president", George "dumya" Bush, has decided that the solution for
> preventing forest fires is to cut down the trees!
> Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.
> Janice
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