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Oct 25, 2007
The San Diego Fire is a devastating fire, but small compared to what is coming in the future years due to global warming and further droughts... Prayers, volunteering and making donations can and does make a difference, but all of this is not going to stop what is coming.

I just moved out of a fire danger area. We had two fires nearby and both were quickly put out. That is part of the problem.... we put out all of the fires.

Nature wants to burn the stuff on the ground each 25 years to clear out all dead wood, leaves, twigs, etc. That is the natural cycle. The longer we put that off, the bigger the fire is when it does come. Nature always triumphs in the end. Things will burn, guaranteed, if not now, then later.

Most trees are designed to live through flames that do not get about 1-3 feet in height, which is a natural forest fire that happens about each 25 years.

Big fires not only burn down homes, but they also bake the soil and kill all trees as well as tree seeds that normally live through the periodic, small, natural fires. Burned trees and tree seeds do not grow back in baked soil that becomes waterproof like concrete after the huge firestorms that happen when natural fires are suppressed or put out quickly.

By stopping all fires and not setting any in order to clear out the underbrush, we are creating a nightmare of hundreds of thousands of destroyed homes and enormous new deserts for several hundred or thousand years.

Of course, this all feeds into the global warming cycle, making it worse, because as trees burn, they release carbon, which fuels the global warming process so that it happens even faster, making the droughts and other weather changes even worse.
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