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Offline segnosaur

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #6300 on: October 20, 2020, 01:05:50 pm »
NBC: Say, you know who turned out to be right about forest fires?  Donald Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/decades-mismanagement-led-choked-forests-now-it-s-time-clear-n1243599?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Better late than never!
First of all, the idea that you have to have proper forest management is not some big revelation that nobody has ever thought of before.
The problem with Trump is that his only focus is on forest management, and he ignores all other aspects that are relevant in dealing with the California fires, including global warming. (Your article does not address the issue of global warming, and does not disprove that climate change is making the fire problem worse.)

Secondly, remember that Trump suggested "raking the forest floor".... the article you referred to refers to does not suggest that... instead, it suggests things like not putting out fires immediately... something I do not remember Trump ever suggesting doing.

Lastly, Trump has largely blamed California for the fires. But the fact is, the majority of the land that is currently burning in California is controlled by the Federal government. Trump is the incumbent. He has had almost 4 years to address the issue of forest management on federal lands, but has not made any significant efforts to do so.

The fact is, Obama tried to address the issue back when he was president, by trying to separate the issues of fire fighting and forest management, but he was blocked by Republicans in congress.

See: https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2020/09/15/trump-fires-california-federal-land-415431