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Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by Gologit, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. RandyMac

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    I'm headed to Scott Valley tomorrow, hope it isn't smoked out.
     
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    The Valley was clear, watched meteors.
     
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    The worlds biggest forest fire is burning in Siberia over 2 million acres as of last Sunday.
    Will this cause climate change and has this happened before?
     
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    Glorified blades of grass I say, glorified blades of grass.
     
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    On second thought, there’s no cause for concern. The fire in Siberia is only 2 million acres and Alaska is only 424 million acres in size, so nothing to get into a twist about.
     
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    Other way around.

    Slightly more than 2 million Acres in Alaska and anywhere from 5-7million Hectares in Siberia.
    A Hectare is approx 2.5 acres, So.....




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    ....And approximately 240, 000 chains between them


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    You are referring to fire sizes?

    Land area of Alaska, including waters, is 421,120,900 acres. I assumed he was comparing the fire size of 2 mil. acres to the land area of Alaska, but now I'm confused.
     
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    When the article appeared there we’re 900,000 hectares burning, so I’m sure it’s much bigger now unless it blew itself out.
    I wonder if this is confined to one fire or several fires?
     
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    Rather than coming up with exact numbers, let’s put the size of this Siberian fire into perspective .
    The state of Delaware is approximately 1.6 million acres in size so this Russian fire exceeds that by approximately .5million acres.
     
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    Maybe it was 2 million Hectares, which would be between 5-6 million acres.

    There’s also total this year #’s and currently burning amounts

    In any case it’s a lot

    You’ve had a big year up there too, slow so far down here on the west


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    Yes indeed, we were on vacation alert, but we just lost a paltry 500 hectares of goonwood. It blazed a swath just 5 miles from my house and just missed my guvment forest block by 1 mile, but wished it had taken that too.
     
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    Will this lead to global cooling. I have been telling my neighbors not to worry about this global warming thing since we always want ocean front property. Thanks
     
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    "There are really two separate trends,” said Randerson. “Even as the global burned area number has declined because of what is happening in savannas, we are seeing a significant increase in the intensity and reach of fires in the western United States because of climate change.”

    I'd totally buy it if it weren't for this year in CA. I mean, did climate change take the year off?

    https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/08/20/california-wildfire-acreage-decrease

    "California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says this year's wildfires have burned 90% less acreage compared to last year."
     
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    Last year the majority of the big fires that burned most of the acreage didn’t occur until October or later. The early season stuff is pretty piddly and doesn’t take much to lose 90%. Don’t worry, it will pick up. Overall trends don’t care about one aberration anyway.

    The science doesn’t care what you buy or not. The climate is changing, wether humans are affecting it and the degree is up for debate. The fact that after the last few seasons more work is being done for fire prevention than previously will prevent a lot of the early season piddly stuff or limit it.
     
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    The 4 biggest started in July, excluding The Camp (Paradise) and Woolsey that started same day the first week of November and Delta ( Dunsmuir) in October.


    Erik
     
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